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    Competition Disputes Associate – Private Practice

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      Competition Disputes Associate – Private Practice

      London

      £Negotiable

      Permanent

      A global disputes-only law firm is currently seeking a Competition Disputes Associate to join its London office.

       

      The firm looking for a high calibre competition litigator with excellent academics to join case teams in a

      client-facing role. The right candidate should have competition law experience – previous exposure to

      damages claims in the private enforcement of competition law is a huge plus.

       

      Applicants should have strong legal project management skills and appetence, be a team-player and be

      keen to take on a considerable degree of autonomy and responsibility. You should have experience of, and

      be comfortable with, working in a client-facing role. European language skills are valued and international

      work is readily available.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      • To take an active role on a portfolio of cases with a focus on French clients, across industry sectors in the Competition Disputes practice. Contributing to strategic decision-making, as well as the day-to-day running of cases, are central to this role;
      • Dealing with clients directly, external counsel, economists and funders;
      • To manage day-to-day operations on mass-scale collective proceedings in various European jurisdictions and supervise a 5+ team of more junior associates and paralegals,
      • To contribute to settlement negotiations, at all stages of the litigation;
      • To engage actively in business development including working up new ideas for claims – particularly in France – and contributing thought leadership; and
      • To contribute to the firms learning and development programme, including delivering training.

       

      Skills, Knowledge & Experience

      As a specialist disputes only law firm, it recruits lawyers who share commitment to delivering top quality legal advice. Excellent academics and relevant work experience are important – but so is becoming

      an active part of personable, inclusive, and supportive work environment. The firm also recognises that a dynamic workforce is key in tackling modern legal challenges.

       

      Candidates will have:

      • French qualified;
      • Proven experience in competition law;
      • Strong experience managing large, complex projects involving multiple stakeholders; and
      • Excellent interpersonal skills.

       

      Beneficial attributes

      • Fluent French speaking;
      • Pure competition litigation experience;
      • Experience of collective claims and/or group litigation;
      • Experience of acting for claimants in litigation;
      • Experience of litigation funding; and
      • Experience of working in international teams.

      Posted by

      Ben Kinley

      Group Managing Director

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