Vladimir Sokov > Dentons > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

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125196 Moscow
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Work Department

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


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, participated in legislative drafting projects and is a member of the Russian Bar Association.


Prior to joining Dentons, Vladimir was Senior Partner at Pepeliaev Group, where he headed the Corporate, Commercial, Antitrust, Life Sciences and Real Estate practice groups. Before that, he managed the Moscow office of Hannes Snellman.


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 Law

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.