Satyen Dhana joins the firm

05 Feb 2018

Simmons & Simmons has today announced the appointment of Satyen Dhana, Competition partner, to join its EU, Competition and Regulatory practice in London.

Satyen joins from CMS where he was partner. Satyen’s arrival further strengthens Simmons & Simmons' competition law offering.

Charles Bankes, head of the Simmons & Simmons competition law practice says: “I am delighted to be welcoming Satyen to Simmons & Simmons.  I have known Satyen for many years and have always been impressed by the energy and rigour he brings to his practice.  I am sure that he will make an important contribution to the development of our practice.”

The Simmons & Simmons EU, Competition and Regulatory Group is a coordinated team working across all the major European jurisdictions advising on the full range of EU, Competition and Regulatory law and procedures. In particular, the firm advises on merger control in the context of acquisitions and joint ventures, investigations and complaints (including multi-jurisdictional cartels and restrictive agreements), abuse of dominance issues, competition compliance, State aid and on a broad range of regulatory issues.

Simmons & Simmons regularly represents its clients before EU and national competition authorities, regulators and other institutions and in EU and national courts and tribunals.  The firm’s expertise includes private competition litigation for damages and injunctions before national courts. 

Updated, 3 April 2018

The firm is further expanding its international antitrust and competition law practice, with new senior appointments in both Brussels and Frankfurt. Dr Jens Steger and Dr Robert Hardy join the law firm as counsel. Jens Steger will be responsible for advising in German and European antitrust law in Frankfurt. He previously worked for Arnold & Porter in Frankfurt. Robert Hardy comes from Skadden Arps and will be working in Brussels on antitrust and international competition law.

Koen Platteau, head of the firm’s Brussels office, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Robert and Jens to the firm. Their arrival is integral to the firm’s continued growth of our EU/competition offering”.

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