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Travers Smith is a leading City law firm. We build lasting
relationships with clients across several sectors but with a
particular focus on asset management and technology.
It is Travers Smith's purpose to provide the very highest quality of
service to our clients whilst enabling our people to achieve
professional fulfilment in a supportive, inclusive, and enjoyable
Highly experienced in merger control, investigations and litigation,
we have wide-ranging and deep knowledge of this area. The advice we
provide is underpinned by commercial insight into our clients' sectors
and objectives, and a focus on clear communication.
We have recognised expertise in advising on the competition and
regulatory implications of mergers and acquisitions, as well as the
full range of behavioural UK and EU competition matters (abuse of
dominance, cartels and other restrictive agreements, including
regularly providing compliance advice).
We have significant experience of competition litigation before the
English courts. We also advise on utilities regulation and other EU
law matters, such as state aid and public procurement.
In addition to advising clients on EU and UK competition law, we
regularly co-ordinate the provision of merger control and behavioural
competition advice to clients in respect of other key jurisdictions
around the world, in conjunction with leading overseas law firms.
In common with many Competition practices, we also advise clients on
the potential impact of the UK National Security & Investment Act
and overseas foreign direct investment regimes on their transactions.
To support the continued growth of the practice, we are currently
recruiting an Associate to join the Competition Department on a
This role is an opportunity for the successful candidate to take on a
significant amount of client contact and responsibility whilst working
in a collaborative environment to provide advice and assistance to
high quality clients across a wide range of matters.
You will also have significant opportunities to contribute to the
wider activities of the Department, including in relation to Business
Development as well as Learning & Development.
While distribution of work will vary from time to time, it is our
full expectation that a Competition Associate will gain experience
across the full range of matters that make up the Department's
practice. Typical work will therefore include the following.
Merger control, national security, and foreign investment
Advising on UK and EU merger control investigations and
coordinating international merger control strategies.
Advising on the UK National Security & Investment Act and
coordinating international foreign direct investment strategies.
Supporting the firm's Corporate Departments in relation to other
competition law, merger control, national security and foreign
investment matters arising on their transactions and client work.
Cartel and other investigations
Advising clients involved directly in UK and EU cartel and other
investigations in relation to alleged anticompetitive conduct.
Coordinating international competition investigation matters.
Advising clients involved as interested third parties in cartel
investigations and a wide range of other competition and market investigations.
Acting for clients in connection with follow-on competition
damages litigation before the English courts.
Advising clients in connection with standalone competition law disputes.
Supporting clients with a wide range of UK and EU competition law
advice on specific matters.
Providing clients with ongoing competition law training in
relation to competition law compliance, dawn raids, and emerging
trends relevant to their businesses.
Advising clients in connection with public procurement and State
Aid / UK subsidy control matters.
Assisting clients with other aspects of economic regulation,
including in the utilities sectors.
Skills and Attributes
The candidate will be required to demonstrate the following skills
strong technical competence in advising on Competition law matters;
strong verbal and written communication skills;
an ability to be proactive, to plan work strategically with a view
to prioritising key tasks, and to manage time;
a curious and entrepreneurial mind-set, identifying opportunities
to improve and innovate in our delivery of work for clients; and
a collaborative attitude, operating as a "team player"
and working effectively as part of a wider team.