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Imagine yourself working in an international team, providing innovative, top-notch legal advice to clients who are the leaders of today and tomorrow in their sector and working seamlessly together across teams and offices. This is Clifford Chance.

As a single, fully integrated global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collaborative and innovative way of working.

Our Amsterdam office has been providing clients with the high-quality advice and legal insight for almost half a century. We combine the Firm's global standards with our in-depth expertise and network in the Dutch market and abroad. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all sectors (including major tech companies), major financial institutions, financial investors (which includes private equity and infrastructure investors), governments, regulators, trade bodies and non-profit organisations.  

On a daily basis we focus on innovative ways of working to best support our clients and their businesses. In 2020 we have been awarded the prestigious Gouden Zandloper Innovation Award.

Quality of service and professionalism are highly valued, as are a pro-active attitude and teamwork. We value work ethic, respect and good communication to get the best results for our clients and to ensure we create a welcoming and safe work environment for all our colleagues.

 

Who you will work with

Our Antitrust practice advises our clients, who include some of the world's leading companies and investors, on the full range of merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance laws and related compliance, State aid, foreign direct investment and other regulatory risk compliance topics.  Our Antitrust lawyers have a global outlook, coupled with experience of a variety of work in multiple jurisdictions, producing the quality of expertise required for major, complex and often high-stakes cross border work.

Our basis is in Amsterdam, but our practice and our client base have a strong international character. Our Antitrust lawyers often work closely with colleagues from, for example, our Brussels, London, Paris offices on multi-jurisdictional teams.

 

What you will be responsible for

Due to the continued growth and success of our Corporate group and the envisaged growth trajectory of the Antitrust practice within that, we are currently seeking a talented lawyer to join our Amsterdam office. As an associate in our Antitrust team, you will be working on some of the world's largest and most complex antitrust matters and provide a seamless integrated service across our network of offices and across different areas of expertise. 

  • You will provide legal and commercial expertise predominantly on complex merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance laws and related compliance, State aid, foreign direct investment and other regulatory risk compliance topics, across a wide range of sectors including TMT, financial services, CG&R (commercial goods & retail), healthcare, industrials, and real estate.
  • You will be working as part of cross-border and multidisciplinary teams.
  • You will be developing relationships with clients and actively engaging in business development and thought leadership initiatives and seeking out opportunities for new work as you grow not only your legal but also entrepreneurial skill set.
  • You will be drafting complex legal documents clearly and concisely, creating solutions using legal knowledge and commercial judgement to advise and support leading multi-national clients.

Your career experience so far

You will have a solid background in antitrust work, probably gained at a firm with a highly regarded profile. We are looking for associates who are able to think outside the box to create bespoke solutions to meet our clients' business objectives. You will have had proven M&A experience of advising international clients on complex deals. You will be expected to demonstrate M&A experience and experience in organising and managing transactions.

In short you bring:

  • 3-7 years of relevant work experience;
  • Intellectual curiosity and creative thinking;
  • Good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Fluency in English
  • It is crucial that you can demonstrate an appetite for business development, client relationship management and thought leadership.

A Dutch law qualification is preferred however not required.

 

How we will support you

From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and develop your skills and knowledge. You will work in a dynamic, multicultural environment and in a fun team of energetic professionals. You'll get the opportunity to develop your legal and business skills by following tailored (international) trainings and courses with our Clifford Chance Academy.

  • You will be working for a firm and team with more tier one rankings than any other law firm.
  • You will be working with a broad range of clients and the firm's other teams and practice areas, not only in Amsterdam, but across the globe.
  • You will have exposure to work which often involves complex matters that frequently headline in the financial and business press, and also work involving emerging markets and technologies.
  • You will have extensive client contact both as part of your daily working routine but will also have the opportunity to develop client contacts through a wide range of opportunities including organising seminars for our key clients, or providing bespoke client training.
  • You will develop an unbeatable multi-disciplinary skill set as well as client facing skills whilst working with some of the best-known market leaders in their respective practice areas.
  • We will provide the opportunity for you to develop as a recognised practitioner in the field.
  • The role comes with a competitive salary & benefits package and attractive working conditions.

 

To find out more

Interested? Please contact Gabriella Khohonggiem, Recruitment Manager, via gabriella.khohonggiem@cliffordchance.com

 

Equal opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. We believe that each and every one of us should experience equality of opportunity and an equality of experience here. We are always working to develop and deliver the best and most innovative approaches to make that happen. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. We are therefore committed to treating all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. We have a number of initiatives and networks that support our aspiration to be the Global Law Firm of choice.

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