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Satyen Dhana


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Satyen Dhana is a partner in the CMS Competition team. He has over 15 years of experience advising on all aspects of EU and UK competition issues in a variety of industry sectors, in particular advising clients in the Financial Services, Consumer Products, Infrastructure and TMC sectors.

He has advised on numerous merger notifications to the CMA, European Commission and in multi-jurisdictional cases, as well as on state aid, Article 101/Chapter I cartel investigations and Article 102/Chapter II dominance issues.

Satyen is recognised in various legal publications,Chambers and Legal 500, as a ″rising star″, who is ″excellent″ has ″a very talented lawyer, with great client relationships and business sense″ and ″always willing to go the extra mile″.

Most recently, he has also been included in Who’s Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders in 2017.

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Relevant experience

  • A number of parties in respect of various FCA competition market reviews.
  • A major toy manufacturer on various global antitrust issues.
  • A social media provider in respect of a number of investigations and regulatory reviews.
  • A major UK bank on the Payment Systems Regulator’s market reviews into Indirect Access and Infrastructure.
  • A major European bank on the European Commission’s investigation into alleged LIBOR and FX manipulation.
  • The English and Welsh Cricket Board in respect of the sale of its broadcasting rights globally
  • A major global cosmetics brand on various UK acquisitions.
  • InterContinental Hotels Group during the UK Office of Fair Trading’s investigation into allegedly anti-competitive restrictions imposed on online travel agents.
  • A major publisher during the European Commission and UK authority’s investigations into e-books.
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2000 – LPC, College of Law, London

1999 – LLB Law with French Law, UCL, London

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Glob­al Com­pet­i­tion Re­view’s An­ti­mono­poly and Uni­lat­er­al Con­duct
CMS Lon­don has con­trib­uted to the 2017 edi­tion of the Glob­al Com­pet­i­tion Re­view’s An­ti­mono­poly and Uni­lat­er­al Con­duct pub­lic­a­tion, which looks at, in par­tic­u­lar, how com­pan­ies with strong mar­ket po­s­i­tions can fall foul of UK com­pet­i­tion law.
E-Com­merce Sec­tor In­quiry
Pre­lim­in­ary re­port pub­lished
En­ergy Li­cence Modi­fic­a­tion Ap­peals: Pro­posed Change to Third Party...
On 24 Ju­ly 2017, the Com­pet­i­tion and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (the “CMA”) pub­lished a con­sulta­tion on new rules of pro­ced­ure (and re­lated guid­ance) to be ap­plied in li­cence modi­fic­a­tion ap­peals un­der the Gas Act 1986, the Elec­tri­city Act 1989, the Elec­tri­city (North­ern.
Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal dis­misses £14 bil­lion col­lect­ive ac­tion...
Mas­ter­Card has suc­cess­fully op­posed a col­lect­ive ac­tion in the Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal (“CAT”), in the latest in­stal­ment of the mul­ti­lat­er­al in­ter­change fee (“MIF”) lit­ig­a­tion.   Mas­ter­Card faced a £14 bil­lion claim – the largest ever filed in the UK – brought.
FCA launches in­vest­ment plat­forms mar­ket study
Earli­er this week the FCA pub­lished the Terms of Ref­er­ence (ToR) for its In­vest­ment Plat­forms Mar­ket Study.   The ToR set out the spe­cif­ic areas the FCA is in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing, in­clud­ing: the im­pact plat­forms have on over­all charges for in­vest­ment products;.
In­creased flex­ib­il­ity in the In­dia mer­ger con­trol re­gime
The In­di­an Min­istry of Cor­por­ate Af­fairs has re­cently an­nounced that they are re­mov­ing the re­quire­ment to file a mer­ger no­ti­fic­a­tion with­in 30 days of the rel­ev­ant “trig­ger event” (such as sign­ing of a sale and pur­chase agree­ment).
Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity launches con­sulta­tion on draft guidelines...
On 13 April 2017, the UK Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) launched a con­sulta­tion on a draft ap­proach doc­u­ment set­ting out its ap­proach to the im­ple­ment­a­tion and in­ter­pret­a­tion of the Second Pay­ment Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive (“PSD2”).