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Work Department

Corporate / M&A practice, Competition practice, Real Estate practice


Vladimir is a Partner in Dentons’ Moscow office. Vladimir specializes in corporate, M&A, commercial, antitrust and real estate. During his professional career of over 20 years Vladimir has handled major M&A projects and has successfully participated in numerous corporate litigations as instructed by well-known transnational and Russian companies. He has extensive experience in life sciences, but also advises clients in natural resources, retail, automotive, real estate development and other sectors.

Vladimir was highly ranked in corporate/M&A, competition law and life sciences in Russia by Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. He has authored numerous articles on legal issues and participated in legislative drafting projects.


Vladimir previously worked at Pepeliaev Group, where he headed the Corporate practice group, and Hannes Snellman, where he managed the Moscow office.


Russian, English


Russian Bar Association

Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation

American Chamber of Commerce in the Russian Federation


Executive MBA for lawyers, London, 2008

University of Oil and Gas, Law Faculty, Moscow, 1996, Master of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Dentons has strengthened its team with the recruitment of Vladimir Sokov, formally head of corporate practice at Pepeliaev Group in June 2018. The practice acts for an impressive list of leading clients from a diverse range of industries including Russian Direct Investment Fund and Gazprom, among others. The firm’s strong capabilities acting on high-value energy transactions are evident in Alexei Zakharko advising Gazprom on a joint venture with Shell for the construction and operation of an LNG terminal in Leningrad Region, and Maria Oleinik is assisting EuroChem with the sale of 100% equity in Severneft-Urengoy to the Novatek Group. In in-bound transactions, Richard Cowie is acting for a consortium of private equity and sovereign wealth funds concerning the acquisition of a 25% stake in the holding company of Pulkovo Airport. Christopher Rose is advising Sberbank Investments on the acquisition of an equity stake in Genser Group, one of Russia’s largest car dealers.

Russia > Competition

Dentons’ team is headed by the ‘remarkably experiencedMarat Mouradov and assists clients with complex issues regarding compliance, anti-monopoly investigations and merger filings. In June 2018, Radmila Nikitina, Vladimir Sokov, Sergey Klimenko and associate Ksenia Kozhina joined the firm from Pepeliaev Group.

At Pepeliaev Group, the competition department is headed by Elena Sokolovskaya, who led the team in successfully acting for Rehau in an FAS investigation concerning an alleged abuse of dominance. Other clients include Pochta Bank and Procter & Gamble. Radmila Nikitina, Vladimir Sokov, Sergey Klimenko and Ksenia Kozhina departed to join Dentons.

Russia > Real estate and construction

The real estate lawyers at Dentons ‘always manage to find the best solutions to clients’ problems and assist them in a timely manner’. The team advised Raven Russia on the $120m acquisition of Logopark Sever-2. Practice head Sergey Trakhtenberg has ‘an outstanding client-oriented approach and uses his extraordinary legal skills efficiently’. Based in St Petersburg, Karina Chichkanova has ‘extensive knowledge on infrastructure issues’. Vladimir Sokov joined from Pepeliaev Group in July 2018.

Pepeliaev Group advises clients on complex matters concerning land and real estate transactions and construction projects. The department is headed by Natalia Stenina and Alexey Konevsky. The group advised pharmaceutical company Bionorica on multiple legal aspects, including various contractual obligations and construction bidding by contractors, regarding the construction of a plant in Voronezh. Nigina Rabieva, Vladimir Sokov and Ivan Laskov are now at Dentons.