Competition Associate

Glasgow or Edinburgh
23 Jul 2019
21 Sep 2019
Role Classification
Practice Area
Competition & EU
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Purpose of role

We are looking for someone to join the consistently top ranked Competition & EU law team based at Dentons' Scottish offices. This team continues to enjoy a varied, high quality workload ranging from competition law (compliance, advice, merger control, investigations and contentious), procurement law (general advisory, project work and contentious) regulatory law (in particular in the energy and water sectors), as well as state aid, export control, distribution, anti-bribery and a diet of general EU law queries. Much, but by no means all of the work is cross-border for clients operating in the UK and internationally in all sectors including financial services, transport, manufacturing, food and drink and many more. The variety in the practice makes it interesting and occasionally challenging. Whilst experience in any of the above areas would be an advantage, we are looking for bright candidates with a good academic background with a genuine interest in the area and who enjoy intellectual challenge.


•You will take a lead role on a variety of matters across a range of sectors

•Build and maintain client relationships

•Contribute to business development

•Coach and mentor more junior members of the team

Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

•Strong academic record, preferably qualified in Scots and/or English law

•Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability

Personal attributes

•Excellent problem solving and decision making skills

•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

•Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills

•Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development

•Is dedicated to exceptional client service

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Diversity & Inclusion

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and encouraging diversity. This is right for our staff and for our business.

Our promotion of diversity helps us achieve our aims: by creating and maintaining a firm-wide culture of inclusion, the unique talents and potential of all our workforce can be recognised, encouraged and supported.

Diversity and Inclusion are becoming increasingly important to our clients and many now seek appropriate assurance that we match their own corporate aspirations in this regard.

We are proud that in the Firm's most recent staff engagement survey 78% of respondents felt that we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences and that everyone is given equal opportunities for career development.

Equal opportunities

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact 

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