Allen & Overy LLP

Associate - Competition

London (Central), London (Greater)
11 May 2021
10 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Practice Area
Competition & EU
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE

Job description

It’s Time

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering excellence, in all that we do. Today, we’re continuing to break new ground. By embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work, we’ve been named as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times six times.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and acceptance. We’re driven by the belief that, to perform, people need support and space to collaborate. By combining those values with an ambitious outlook, we can give you the opportunity to thrive.

Department purpose

Allen & Overy's International Antitrust Group comprises over 120 specialist competition lawyers located in over 20 countries across Europe, the US and Asia Pacific, including over 30 based in the UK. The Practice includes many of the leading practitioners in the field and it has developed industry specialist teams to advise clients in a variety of sectors including communications, media, high-tech, energy and utilities, and financial services. 

The team has been involved in some of the most high profile competition cases in recent years and works on cutting edge issues at the forefront of competition policy. Areas of practice include merger control, anti-competitive agreements / cartels, abuse of market power, utilities / regulation, litigation, state aid and public procurement.

Role purpose

As an experienced Associate within the International Antitrust Group you will provide technical knowledge and advice on a wide variety of  competition matters relating to the legal framework surrounding EU, UK or common law jurisdictions 

Key relationships

  • Competition Partners, Associates and the wider Corporate and Litigation teams
  • PSLs
  • Business Development Manager
  • Wider A&O community

Role and responsibilities

  • Drafting submissions to competition authorities
  • Providing strategic guidance to clients
  • Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately
  • Business development - development of personal plan, assistance with and implementation of business development campaign
  • Legal research

Key requirements

  • Qualified lawyer; 1–5 PQE
  • Strong technical knowledge of the legal framework surrounding EU, UK or common law jurisdiction competition matters
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Intellectual curiosity and versatility
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Sound experience of operating at associate level within a complex international organisation
  • Strong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and advice
  • A person of sound judgement, able to establish a high level of credibility

Who we are looking for

  • Confident self-starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge
  • Detail-focused and self-motivated approach
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels and particularly to win the respect of the partner and fee-earner community, building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
  • A person of sound judgement, able to establish a high level of credibility
  • Flexibility and a willingness to expand areas of practice for both the team and personally
  • International outlook

Who we are looking for 

We are looking for high quality applicants with strong experience in EU, UK or common law jurisdiction competition law to join a dynamic team where the quality of work is second to none. 

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