Cooley is a leading global law firm with 10 US offices and 5 international offices across Europe and Asia. Our clients, ranging from entrepreneurs to emerging companies to Fortune 50 corporations, partner with us on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters and high-stakes litigation where innovation meets the law. As a firm, we constantly strive to deliver the highest quality work and superior service on every matter entrusted to us.
Our 1000+ lawyers are organised into two departments, Business and Litigation – which are further organised into practice groups.Given our uncompromising commitment to the quality of work that we produce, remaining on, if not defining, the leading edge of the law in a business and legal environment that is evolving daily, and working efficiently and cost-effectively, we are intently focused on enabling our practitioners and practice groups to the greatest extent possible.
Cooley is looking for a NQ-2 PQE Associate to join its elite Antitrust team in London on a 12-month fixed term contract. Cooley's unique culture has been recognised on numerous top workplace lists, including Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Candidates will have previously worked in the competition department of a top-tier national or international law firm and will demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. The role will include assisting on EU, UK and multijurisdictional merger control matters, including gathering and analysing information, preparing merger notifications and responding to information requests. Work will also include advising on joint ventures, licensing and distribution agreements, as well as helping with client updates and other articles. Work will be undertaken within a small team, working with a more senior associate and/or directly with the group’s partner.
The following skills/experience/aptitudes are also essential:
Excellent commercial acumen.
First-rate communication skills.
Strong technical ability and drafting skills.
Strong academic track record in competition law (LLM in competition law or equivalent from a leading university).
High quality competition law experience including vertical agreements and merger control.
Knowledge and experience of matters before the CMA and European Commission.
Minimum of 6 months UK/EU competition law experience or can demonstrate equivalent level of experience.
The ability to work within and contribute to a strong team.
England and Wales qualified (or equivalent EU qualification) or in the process of becoming qualified.
Open: 22 October 2019
Closing date: 18 November 2019
Please only submit your CV and covering letter direct to Sarah Warnes. When submitting applications candidates must also complete the Candidate Privacy Notice and include this with their submission. We will not be able to consider applications, which do not include the Candidate Privacy Notice. Clicking ‘Apply’ will direct you to the Cooley portal where you can access this profile, the Notice and the email address to submit applications.
Working Pattern: The working hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday although we ask for flexibility from our employees as necessary to accommodate business needs.
For further information, please contact Sarah Warnes (contact details available on the Cooley website 'Careers' section).
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