Saira Henry
Partner | London
Saira Henry

Saira Henry is a partner in the firm’s antitrust/competition practice. Ms. Henry advises on EU and UK competition law, as well as on the UK’s national security regime. She acts for clients from a wide range of sectors, including consumer goods, energy and finance, with specialist expertise in the technology and telecommunications sectors.

The Legal 500 UK recommends Ms. Henry as a leading antitrust lawyer. Clients describe her as excelling “in her command of legal analyses” and praise her for combining “analytical skills and creativity with significant industry knowledge.” They also describe her as “very solution oriented” and a “true standout” practitioner.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Henry practiced at other international law firms in London and Brussels. She also completed a secondment at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

  • Rising Stars: The UK Legal Industry's Best Up-And-Coming Women under 40, 2024 – International
  • Rising Stars: 10 Best Up-And-Coming Black lawyers under 40, 2024 International
  • London – Corporate and Commercial – EU and Competition – The Legal 500 UK
  • Concurrences and Dechert Global Merger Control Conference (Paris), The New Merger Risks: FDI, FSR, HSR & NSIA – (December 8, 2023)
  • Informa’s CompLaw Advanced EU (Brussels), Interaction Between Regulation & Competition Law – (November 20, 2023)
  • The Law Society 3rd Annual International Antitrust Summer Conference 2023 (London), Digital regulation and enforcement – evolution or revolution? – (June 22, 2023)
  • Dechert Inside Antitrust 2023 conference (Philadelphia): Navigating an evolving landscape, Tech in the crosshairs (and what it means for everyone else) – (March 28, 2023)
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    • University of Surrey, LL.B. (Hons), Law and European Studies
    • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course
    • University of Surrey, LL.M., European Law, Distinction
    • England and Wales
    • Ireland
    • English
    • French
    • American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
    • Law Society of England and Wales
    • Law Society of Ireland
    • The Law Society's Competition Section