Junior Lawyer (0-3 yrs) - Competition And Eu Law Practice
22/06/2020

Region: Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: European Law, Competition law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed
Your ref.: LexGO21/06

You will be part of the European Competition team advising on a full range of EU and domestic competition matters, including: domestic and multi-national merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, appeals of infringement decisions before EU courts and domestic courts, market investigations, state aid and public procurement.

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Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here.

A market leading global competition practice  with a team of over 80 specialist lawyers across Europe and Asia-Pacific. The team is consistently highly ranked in the Global Competition Review 'Global Elite', which recognises the world's top 25 competition practices.

Our competition and anti-trust team covers the full range of competition and antitrust issues including merger control, cartels and other anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance/market power, market/sector investigations, competition litigation, judicial reviews and appeals, state aid, public procurement, trade law and utilities and infrastructure regulation. We advise clients across the spectrum, from industry incumbents to new market challengers.

Our competition team has achieved great results in complex and ground-breaking competition investigations, merger reviews, litigation and appeals. We deal successfully with competition authorities, courts and regulatory bodies across Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere .

In addition to advising on competition law, trade and regulatory law and legal aspects of the internal market, our market leading Brussels Competition and EU law practice works both at EU level and with national competition authorities. Our team has extensive experience of advocacy and the conduct of cases before the European Courts.

At Ashurst, we strive to be the best trusted adviser. We have a unique culture that shapes the way we work with one another. We think differently, we are supportive and inclusive and we are passionate about quality. Through close collaboration with each other we take a fresh perspective on situations, constantly finding new ways of working and overcoming our clients' challenges. With on-going support and coaching, you will have the opportunity to take ownership of projects and make the difference for your career, clients and community.

You will be part of the European Competition team advising on a full range of EU and domestic competition matters, including: domestic and multi-national merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, appeals of infringement decisions before EU courts and domestic courts, market investigations, state aid and public procurement.

Ashurst combines the benefits of a leading Competition & EU practice with a supportive and collegiate environment. The firm is looking to make a long term investment in a strong lawyer who is similarly looking to make a long term career commitment to competition and EU law.

The candidate should be an ambitious lawyer, with demonstrable experience in a competition & EU related role at another reputable law firm or in DG Comp. Ashurst has a proven track record in developing associates, and the vacancy represents an outstanding opportunity for a team-player with strong technical skills and a commercial approach to progress.

  •  Dutch mother tongue equivalent, excellent English and French language skills are a prerequisite.
     
  • Master's Degree in European and Competition Law.
     
  • Registered with a Belgian or Dutch Bar or in the process of doing so.
     
  • Excellent legal analysis
     
  • Proactive commercial approach with excellent business development skills
     
  • Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs
     
  • Excellent communication skills, in particular confident to express yourself in writing.  
     
  • Prior experience within a law firm and/or in DG Comp (are) is welcome.

A truly global firm with a reputation for high performance, a wealth of industry experience and a refreshingly open and diverse culture. This means being part of a collaborative, respectful and inclusive work environment and interacting with some of the most agile and incisive thinkers in the legal sector.

We are offering an international working environment and attractive remuneration. An established Expertise Career Path Framework is in place clearly defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.

 

Interested?

To apply please send your CV, proof of qualifications and cover letter by e-mail to martine.hubaut@ashurst.com with the "LexGO21/06" reference.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks.  These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Ashurst is recruiting a Junior Lawyer in EU & Competition Law - find all legal jobs for junior lawyers and senior lawyers on www.lexgo.be, the largest legal jobboard and jobsite for lawyers in Belgium in Belgium and Luxembourg

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