Sergey has more than 13 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, including mergers such as Finn/Nettbil appeals, PMI/Swedish Match, Lantmännen/Sponmill, Valmet/Neles, Widex/Sivantos, and Compass Group/Fazer Food Services, and behavioural matters (e.g., advice to a FMCG client in a price discrimination investigation by a Nordic NCA and advice to a client on its rebate schemes in the Nordics).
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, most recently Sergey advised Amazon in the European Commission’s Amazon Marketplace investigation, which won the GCR Behavioural Matter of the Year 2023. He also 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 listed as a Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Competition Economists 2023 publication.
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.