Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (London)

Saira Henry

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (London)
Senior Associate

Saira Henry is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Antitrust & Competition group in London. Saira advises on EU and UK competition law matters, including merger control and anti-competitive conduct (cartels, abuse of dominance and other restrictions on competition). She has acted for clients in a broad range of sectors, including in the technology, telecommunications, consumer goods, energy and financial sectors.Saira undertook a secondment at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority from December 2018 – May 2019. Saira previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in their Brussels office as an associate.


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Saira Henry, Douglas Lahnborg, Matthew G. Rose The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy orders a Chinese firm to unwind its acquisition of a Welsh semiconductor wafer factory on national security grounds, reversing its original position (Nexperia / Newport Wafer Fab)


The UK government has exercised its powers under the UK’s national security and investment regime to unwind Chinese-owned Nexperia’s acquisition of Newport Wafer Fab (“NWF”), a semiconductor wafer factory located in Newport, Wales. This is the third prohibition under this (new) regime and the first (...)

Saira Henry, Douglas Lahnborg, Boris Marschall The EU Parliament Digital Markets Act’s entry into force starts the clock on the application of game-changing rules for Big Tech


The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) enters into force on 1 November 2022. It promises to be one of the most significant developments in the history of EU regulation, ushering in a new era for technology companies operating in the EU. In this communication we set out the background to the DMA, the (...)

Matthew G. Rose, Douglas Lahnborg, Saira Henry, Marie-Laure Combet The EU Commission publishes guidance and expands its jurisdiction by capturing transactions below the jurisdictional thresholds of national and EU merger control regimes


The European Commission (“Commission”) is expanding its jurisdiction over transactions by encouraging national competition authorities (“NCAs”) of the EU Member States to ‘refer’ certain transactions to it that fall below the thresholds for mandatory notification at the EU and the national level. On (...)

Douglas Lahnborg, Saira Henry The UK Competition Authority publishes a guidance document explaining how Brexit will affect its powers and processes for competition enforcement both during and after the transitioning period


The UK will no longer be a Member State of the European Union (the “EU”) as of 11 p.m. on 31 January 2020 (“Exit Day”). A ‘transition period’ will run from Exit Day until 11 p.m. on 31 December 2020 (the “Transition Period”). The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has published a guidance (...)

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