Sergey Klimenko > Dentons > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

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Dentons' Life Sciences Practice


Sergey is a partner in Dentons Moscow office and the head of Russian Life Sciences practice. He has extensive experience in supporting companies in the industry throughout the complete life cycle of the product, including pre-clinical and clinical studies, marketing authorisation, manufacturing, promotion and distribution, etc. Sergey also advises on legal aspects of accessing the Russian market, interaction with the professional society, regulatory and commercial aspects of M&A transaction in the industry, governmental control and PPP in the industry.

Sergey supports his clients on the regulatory and commercial matters relating to interacting with the governing authorities in such sectors as agriculture and FMCG.


  • Partner, Dentons Russia, 2018–present
  • Head of Life Sciences practice, Pepeliaev Group, 2012–2018
  • Senior Counsel, Petrovax, 2010–2012
  • Legal Counsel, Dary Belogorya, 2009
  • Senior Counsel, BelChem, 2006–2008
  • Legal Counsel, De Jure, 2005–2006


Russian, English


Belgorod State University, 2005, Law Degree

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Widely recognised as one of the largest teams in the Russian market, Dentons provides the full range of corporate and M&A advice across a variety of sectors, including the pharmaceuticals and healthcare, retail, financial services, and energy and natural resources industries. The group has been involved in multiple significant cross-border investment transactions; managing partner Alexei Zakharko regularly leads the work and acts for clients including VTB Asset Management. The group is also prominent in the private equity arena, where it advises a number of private equity houses; UK-qualified Richard Cowie and Christopher Rose, who splits time between Moscow and Dubai, are the key contacts in this space. Konstantin Kroll took over as practice head in early 2021 from Mathieu Fabre-Magnan, who is the global co-head of the firm’s retail group. Clients also recommend life sciences practice head Sergey Klimenko and Vladimir Sokov.