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Job Title Associate – Competition (Litigation & advisory)
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Job Location Melbourne
Practice Group/Department Antitrust and Competition
Role Associate
Description

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm with a large global diverse workforce of more than 7,000 people across more than 50 cities worldwide. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service.

Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Knowing how our clients' businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

A global platform is essential to manage antitrust and competition law risks. With a team of over 150 antitrust and competition lawyers in 20 countries, we can advise on all aspects of antitrust law including multi jurisdiction mergers and clearances, cartels, abuse of dominance, international investigations, compliance and the important area of antitrust litigation. Our Competition and Regulatory team is recognised as one of the leading teams in the region and is an integral part of a global antitrust practice that is ranked among the global elite.

Global Competition Review, GCR 100: Global Elite, among the top 10 global law firms for antitrust and competition matters worldwide, Law Business Research Ltd, 2020

We currently have an opportunity available for an experienced lawyer/Associate who is commercially focused and possesses ideally strong skills in competition and consumer law, regulatory and commercial litigation matters.

Working closely with industry leading partners you will be involved in a wide range of complex regulatory advisory and litigation matters.

Advising corporate clients (manufacturing, transport, media, construction, financial services, FMCG, technology, infrastructure), utilities (electricity, gas, water, telecommunications and transport), and regulators such as the ACCC and the Australian Energy Regulator, you will be involved in and gain exposure to:

  • Providing advice on all aspects of competition and consumer law
  • Advising domestic and global commercial clients in relation to competition issues arising in merger clearances and seeking clearance of domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Antitrust and competition dispute resolution and litigation for corporate clients and the ACCC
  • Investigations into anti-competitive conduct, cartels (including criminal cartels), Australian Consumer Law contraventions
  • Various energy and regulatory frameworks, including working on some of the firm's highest profile renewable energy projects
  • Economic regulation,, licensing, network access and price control in monopoly

Requirements

  • 2-4 years PQE experience gained within a reputable practice with significant exposure to competition and regulatory and/or consumer law matters
  • A strong desire to work on high profile complex matters
  • Exceptional client liaison skills
  • Outstanding analytical, technical and drafting skills

The successful candidate will need to be a strong team player, commercially minded and have exceptional academic achievements. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an inclusive, high performing team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Norton Rose Fulbright values diversity and strives to create an inclusive culture where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we work. This underpins our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. We provide a range of opportunities in which our people can make a difference to their local and global communities including through pro bono legal work, charitable giving, volunteering and support for the environment.
We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) year on year as well as a silver employer for LGBTI Inclusion through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. We will provide adjustments for candidates with disabilities. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact recruitmentaustralia@nortonrosefulbright.com

If you are trans or gender diverse and would like a confidential discussion before applying, please contact Yvette Borradale (03) 8686 6003 or Scott Baker (02) 9330 8578.