Satu-Anneli Kauranen

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, LL.M. (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Satu-Anneli Kauranen specialises in Competition and EU Law. She has extensive experience of issues related to the abuse of dominant position, cartels and the exchange of information between companies, as well as distribution systems.

Due to Satu-Anneli’s notable international experience, merger notifications to the European Commission and national competition authorities naturally fall within her tasks. She also advises both procurement entities and private companies on public procurement issues. In addition, she has broad experience of EU regulatory law. She has advised a number of companies and trade associations on legal matters concerning, in particular, energy, chemicals (the REACH Regulation and biocides), as well as food and product safety.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Turku, 2000
  • LL.M. (EU law and IPRs), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2003
  • Diploma in English Commercial Law, The University of Law, London, 2003
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2006


  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, Partner –, Specialist Counsel 2015 – 2017, Senior Associate 2010 – 2014
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Brussels, Associate 2007 – 2009
  • Hogan & Hartson LLP, Brussels, Junior Associate 2006 – 2007
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels, Professional Support Lawyer 2004 – 2006
  • European Commission, DG Competition, Brussels, Intern 2003 – 2004
  • College of Europe, DG Development, Bruges, National Legal Expert 2000 – 2002
  • ECAS Citizen Action Service, Legal Expert 2001 – 2008


  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2021): Satu-Anneli Kauranen leading individual. “”Satu-Anneli Kauranen is a highly responsive, proactive and business-oriented subject matter expert.”Satu-Anneli Kauranen brings excellent and broad knowledge and is a great communicator.” “Satu-Anneli Kauranen and the whole team is easily approachable and easy to work with. Satu-Anneli is able to think the best interests of the client in different perspectives. She has excellent knowledge on competition law.” 
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2021): “Market commentators identify Satu-Anneli Kauranen as a key figure in the team and say that she is very efficient.” She often advises on merger control filings in support of corporate acquisitions or joint ventures.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2020): Satu-Anneli Kauranen recommended. Merilampi ranked in Tier 2.
  • Global Competition Review GCR 100 (2020): Merilampi ”Highly Recommended”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2019): “Satu-Anneli Kauranen is recommended for her expertise in merger control proceedings and abuse of dominance claims.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2018): Satu-Anneli Kauranen recommended.
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2018): “Satisfied clients compliment the team’s “good knowledge of competition law practice”.”
  • Global Competition Review GCR 100 (2019): Merilampi ”Highly Recommended”