Competition Associate
Linklaters
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

Practice Overview

Linklaters specialises in advising the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments.

With offices in major business and financial centres, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world.

Our dedicated competition lawyers work across Europe, the US, South America and the developing competition regimes of Asia.

Clients come to us for expert, commercial advice on their most complex national, EU and global antitrust matters. The multi-

national and multi-lingual nature of our team allows us to understand the national policy concerns that shape global competition policy and to maintain strong relationships with authorities and enforcement agencies across the globe.

We regard a deep understanding of our clients’ business and strategy as essential to successfully defending their interests.

Our ability to quickly get to grips with new businesses is a key strength.

Linklaters’ unrivalled competition law expertise covers merger control, cartels and dawn raids, competition litigation, market and sector investigations, abuse of dominance, state aid, public procurement and utilities regulation.

Our eLearning tools also offer an economic and effective way of training lawyers and business managers on competition law issues.

Key Responsibilities and Challenges

Technical

  • Taking initial instructions internally or externally, delegating where appropriate.
  • Research, due diligence and information management.
  • Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards.
  • Client Relationship Management

  • Taking a lead role in advising the client under appropriate supervision.
  • Providing commercial and legal advice to the client
  • Demonstrating thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors. Able to present ideas to the client to resolve current market issues and anticipate potential problems.
  • Management

  • Supervising team and demonstrating control (particularly of documentation) through effective delegation.
  • Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages.
  • Co-ordinating, coaching and monitoring the work of others to facilitate achievement of objectives.
  • Effective organisation of documentation and project plans.
  • Managing meetings effectively by setting clear objectives and agendas and encouraging other’s participation.
  • Business Development

  • Networking with client to capitalise on new business opportunities.
  • Contributing to quality know-how and transaction bibles and their upkeep.
  • Training

  • Delivering practice specific training to develop junior associates.
  • Coaching less experienced associates and trainees.
  • Regularly giving and seeking clear performance feedback to / from others.
  • This role will be open from 03 September to 03 October 2018. A competitive remuneration package will be offered for this role.

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    Function / Practice Group

    Practice

    Skills / Experience / Qualifications Required

    Experience

  • 1 3 years’ post qualification experience
  • You will have a broad range of experience and a keen interest in aspects of Competition law.
  • Skills

  • Able to maintain a polite and professional demeanour when dealing with clients
  • Networking skills
  • Organisational skills.
  • Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure.
  • Ability to influence using appropriate techniques.
  • Characteristics

  • Innovative and practical
  • Proactive
  • Commercially minded
  • Motivates others
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

    How to Apply

    Please apply online, attaching your CV and academic transcript to the application form. Should you have any questions, please do contact amelia.purnell linklaters.com

    Further Information (Practice Only)

    A band of PQE as advertised on a role does not intend to preclude applications from those candidates that may have more or less PQE.

    Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to how long we would expect a qualified lawyer to have practised so as to have gained the necessary skills for the role as described.

    Equal Opportunities

    The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of race, colour, age, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

    This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.

    Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.

    Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.

    Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

    Additional Information

    Information for Recruitment Agents

    Linklaters endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Linklaters operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

    Equal Opportunities

    The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

    This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.

    Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.

    Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.

    Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

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