Satu-Anneli Kauranen, Attorney-at-Law, LL.M., has been appointed as Partner at Merilampi as of 1 May 2017. She has worked in Merilampi’s Competition and EU Law team since 2010.
Satu-Anneli Kauranen, 44, has broad and international experience in the field of competition and EU law. Prior to joining Merilampi, she worked at international law firms in Brussels as well as on various European Commission projects. She has also earned an LL.M degree (EU law and IPRs) from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Satu-Anneli is an expert in merger control proceedings and regularly represents clients before the European Commission and the Finnish competition authorities. She has extensive experience in legal issues related to the abuse of dominant position, cartels and exchange of information between companies, as well as distribution systems. Satu-Anneli also prepares compliance programs for clients and advises both procurement entities and private companies on public procurement issues. Furthermore, she has wide-ranging experience in EU regulatory law, for example in the areas of energy, chemicals and food stuffs.
“It is truly great to start in a new role alongside familiar and very talented colleagues. I really appreciate the fact that, in this law firm, each client’s assignment is handled with equal intensity and with the aim of arriving at a comprehensive solution that is in the client’s best interest. Competition law is rather theoretical and I greatly enjoy interpreting and applying it in an understandable manner to the real life business situations faced by our clients”, says Satu-Anneli Kauranen.
“Appointing Satu-Anneli as Partner further enforces the growth of our competition and EU law practice. Satu-Anneli has broad experience in a variety of competition assignments, and clients especially appreciate her effective and practical approach”, explains Erkko Ruohoniemi, Partner in Merilampi’s Competition and EU Law team.
”It always feels great to be able to appoint a new Partner from our own team. Satu-Anneli is an internationally oriented competition and EU law expert, who has a wide business network both in Finland and abroad”, says the Managing Partner of Merilampi Jussi Ikonen.