Denis Klimentchenko focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate financings, and other corporate and securities matters.


Prior to joining Skadden in November 2009, Mr. Klimentchenko worked in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, where he supervised audits of U.S. publicly traded companies. Mr. Klimentchenko’s representations include advising:

  • Moody’s Corporation in its €3 billion acquisition of Bureau Van Dyke; 
  • BA Glass BV in its US$1 billion joint acquisition with CVC Capital Partners Limited of Anchor Glass Container Corporation from KPS Capital Partners, LP;
  • CEVA in its acquisition of certain assets of Sanofi’s animal health portfolio located across 30 jurisdictions;
  • ABH Holdings in its acquisition of Ukrsotsbank;
  • DSV A/S in its US$1.3 billion acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc.;
  • Nokia Corporation in its:

    • US$17 billion combination with Alcatel-Lucent;
    • joint venture with China Huaxin Telecommunications; and
    • acquisition of Panasonic System Networks Company Japan;
  • IBS Group in its take-private scheme of arrangement;
  • Stena in its US$1.1 billion refinancing via a US$350 million Rule144A / Regulation S secured bonds offering and a US$650 million secured loan;
  • Marine Harvest in its U.S. registration and initial listing on the NYSE;
  • Algeta in its US$2.9 billion sale to Bayer AG;
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriters in a Medical Properties Trust’s €200 million U.S. public offering of 5.750% senior notes due 2020;
  • Algeta in its US$120 million exempt offering of 3.375% convertible bonds due 2018;
  • Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) in connection with the US$56 billion sale of TNK-BP to Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft. AAR’s 50 percent stake in TNK-BP was sold for US$28 billion;
  • CF Industries in its US$910 million acquisition of a stake in Canadian Fertilizers Limited owned by Viterra, Inc.;
  • Middleby Corporation in its six separate acquisitions of privately held companies;
  • Capital Shopping Centres in its US$1 billion U.S. REIT joint venture with Equity One, Inc.;
  • Black Diamond in its US$230 million acquisition of a bankrupt Canadian newsprint manufacturing company;
  • Stryker Corporation in its US$750 million U.S. public offering of 2% senior notes due 2016;
  • Northern Trust Corporation in its US$500 million U.S. public offering of 3.375% senior notes due 2021; and
  • CF Industries in its US$4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries and its related $1.1 billion common stock and US$1.6 billion public note offerings.



  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2009
  • B.A., University of North Dakota, 2003


  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Illinois

Denis Klimentchenko