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Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise.  The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Europe, Asia and the Americas and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. 
The work covered by our Antitrust Group includes advice on a broad range of antitrust and sector specific  regulatory matters , often with  a cross-border dimension. Our Antitrust and Regulatory lawyers work on behalf of our clients on market/sector investigations, enforcement matters and mergers requiring clearance from competition and other regulatory authorities. 
We advise  on market leading mandates across the full range of contentious and non-contentious domestic and cross border antitrust matters.  
Salary: Competitive

Key Responsibilities
As an Antitrust Lawyer, you will be working across a wide range of sectors to include consumer goods and retail, technology, financial services, energy and infrastructure, transporttelecommunications and media.
You will also advise on:
  • Merger control: carrying out multi-jurisdictional merger control analysis and preparing merger filings to the relevant authorities, including at the UK and European level
  • Market investigations / sector enquiries 
  • Cartel and abuse of dominance investigations 
  • Cooperation, distribution and licensing arrangements: 
  • Antitrust litigation: appeals from decisions by competition authorities and significant follow on and stand-alone damages actions 
  • State aid 
  • Public procurement. 
Client Focus
In order to provide our outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the needs and expectations of each of our clients. This is what we call "Client Focus" and to help us deliver this key part of our business strategy we look to recruit lawyers who are not only technically excellent but are fully "Client Focused". 
We therefore are looking for a lawyer who is:
  • recognised as producing innovative and commercial solutions for their clients 
  • pro-active in identifying issues and able to work with clients in solving them 
  • able to engender confidence in clients and collaborate with them 
  • able to understand how to deliver a transaction to clients that meets their objective in a time critical manner 
  • able to demonstrate excellent managerial skills for client relationships and the ability to deepen and enhance existing relationships 
  • able to understand what is required to supervise and manage a project team.

You must be able to demonstrate proven experience across all areas of competition law, sector specific regulation and  public policy gained at a City Firm, or at an overseas common law practice with a similar highly regarded profile. 

You must have excellent document drafting skills and should demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness.  

To find out more:

Interested? To find out more about what it is like to work at Clifford Chance in London  please visit our careers site

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 an 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, race, 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. These include our LGBT, Gender Parity, Ethnicity and Disability networks. 


Opening Date: 13th January 2020
Closing Date: 12th February 2020
Salary: Competitive
Location: London 

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