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Competition Associate

£60000 - £85000 per annum Excellent Benefits

This Top 50 firm has ambitious growth plans. The practice places people at the heart of their business; they have a reputation for nurturing and developing legal talent, nothing better demonstrates this than the growing number of home-grown Partners rising through the ranks. Their award-winning career programmes offer one-to-one training and coaching, along with team development and core education programmes.

The Firm

They are headquartered in London with ten offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. They have forged close ties with other high-quality law firms. This diverse mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight, and the capability to provide a seamless international service. The firm is innovative and dynamic and stand out from the crowd.

With over 25% of their people based outside the UK, there are plenty of opportunities overseas. Associates from all their offices can benefit from international secondments or attendance on one of their excellent international development programmes.

The firm assembles teams of bright thinkers to match its clients' needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, the firm delivers pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world. The practice has a growing number of practice areas in which they rank top tier for.

The firm has core values which encompass individuality, straight talking and team work. The close-knit nature of the teams really stands this firm apart. You will find a professional, friendly and supportive culture.

The Role

The firm are seeking to hire a Competition Lawyer into their flourishing City of London office.

This department is award winning, the team have won several prestigious accolades in recent years.

This role is working in the competition team which sits within the overall corporate department, comprising of 24 partners and 51 associates. The associate will be working alongside four other competition associates and the competition partner.

The ideal candidate will be a junior associate who has an interest in, and had exposure to, a broad spectrum of UK and EU competition law, including in particular, UK and EU merger control, behavioural work (chapter 1 and 2 in the UK and Articles 101 and 102 in the EU), cartels, market investigations and abuse of dominance. Experience of state aid and public procurement would also be of interest, but not essential. The role requires a degree of flexibility to travel to the EU on occasion, and possibly further afield.

There are excellent opportunities for career progression within this team, with lots of direct involvement with clients as well as marketing and business development.


  • You will be a qualified Lawyer with between 1-5 years PQE
  • Background in a firm with an excellent reputation in the field of competition law
  • Strong billing history
  • Excellent academic and professional qualifications
  • Salary is above market rate and negotiate depending on your level of experience, plus an excellent benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Competition Lawyer to join this international, top 50 firm based in their City of London office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.