Brussels attorney Satu-Anneli Kauranen appointed to Competition & EU Law practice group
Satu-Anneli Kauranen, Attorney-at-law, LL.M. (K.U Leuven), has been appointed as a Senior Associate at Merilampi’s Helsinki office. She will enhance Merilampi’s Competition & EU Law practice having already obtained extensive experience in those areas.
Following her graduation from the University of Turku, Satu-Anneli worked primarily in Brussels. She completed a traineeship at the European Commission’s DG Competition and thereafter worked in major international law firms for several years where her practice focused on various competition and EU law matters.
Satu-Anneli has considerable experience in advising on competition law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and horizontal and vertical agreements across a number of sectors including the metal and IT-industries as well as the media and mobile entertainment sectors. She has worked on high-profile merger cases involving the European Commission and coordinated multi-jurisdictional merger filings. She has also worked on cartel cases, including leniency applications to the European Commission, as well as on issues relating to the abuse of dominant position.
Satu-Anneli also has in-depth knowledge of EU law in general. She has, for example, worked for seven years as a legal expert advising EU citizens on issues relating to the EU’s free movement laws.
Furthermore, she has a wide-ranging experience in EU regulatory law. She has advised a number of companies and trade associations on matters concerning chemicals (the REACH Regulation and biocides), the environment as well as food and product safety.
Satu-Anneli has gained additional international experience in London where she studied English commercial law as a British Council scholar at the School of Law of England and Wales. During her time in London she also worked as a trainee in a City law firm.
At Merilampi, Satu-Anneli’s practice focuses on competition and EU law. She advises clients on issues relating to vertical agreements, horizontal issues between competing companies, business transactions, questions relating to dominance and public procurement.
In her own words: ”My move to Merilampi is a great opportunity to work on a wide range of challenging competition matters with other experienced experts in the field.”
For further information concerning our competition and EU law services, please contact Partners Arttu Mentula
and Erkko Ruohoniemi