Associate Competition / Antitrust

Allen & Overy LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Competition & EU
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Job description

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 exceptional legal solutions that not only solve our clients’ challenges but exceed their expectations. By embracing new ways of thinking, integrating technology into our everyday work and putting our people first, we’ve become known for leading by example.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and consistent support for one another. Our culture enables people to define their own career path based on their strengths, while our ambitious outlook ensures we continue to provide each person with opportunities to thrive.  We’re also committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion.  Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work.  To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace.  To feel like you belong. If you’re ready to play your part in defining the future of law: It’s Time.

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; 1–4 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.


It’s Time

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers. By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.

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+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD
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