Sergey is a Vice President based in Compass Lexecon’s Copenhagen office.
Sergey has more than 12 years of experience as a competition economist. He specialises in advising clients on mergers and behavioural matters before the European Commission and national competition authorities.
Most recently, Sergey has been involved in cases with a Nordic focus such as Lantmännen / Sponmill, Valmet / Neles, Widex / Sivantos, and Compass Group / Fazer Food Services, all of which were cleared unconditionally by the relevant competition authorities. He also advised Schibsted in its successful appeal to the Gulating Court of Appeal to overturn the Norwegian competition authority’s prohibition of the Finn / Nettbil merger. Sergey also advised a multinational FMCG manufacturer on price discrimination allegations by a Nordic NCA.
He has also worked on a number of complex and significant transactions before the European Commission, most notably Bayer / Monsanto and Deutsche Borse / London Stock Exchange (both Phase II mergers), and GSK / Novartis, which was cleared in Phase I and won the GCR Matter of the Year 2015.
In behavioural matters, Sergey has experience analysing MFNs, excessive pricing, bundled rebates, price discrimination, and predatory pricing, across a range of industries including e-commerce platforms, fast moving consumer goods, mining, medical devices, postal, transport, and financial markets.
Sergey is a non-governmental advisor to the Danish Competition Authority in the Unilateral Conduct Working Group of the International Competition Network.
He holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Southampton. He is fluent in Danish and Russian.