Senior Associate, Competition, Consumer & Regulatory (Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

Your Role

Our Competition, Consumer & Regulatory practice is recruiting a high-calibre Senior Associate to join our Melbourne office.

This is a fantastic role for somebody looking to work in a collaborative and high performing team, solving challenging problems for a range of Australia's top companies, multinationals and high growth enterprises.

Our experienced team offers our clients experience, expertise and advice in dealing with the full spectrum of competition and consumer law matters, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Anti-competitive conduct allegations
  • ACCC investigations and immunity applications
  • Access undertakings and arrangements
  • ACCC enforcement action and third party litigation
  • Marketing and advertising reviews
  • Review of contractual terms
  • Compliance programs

Our Team

The Competition, Consumer & Regulatory Practice offers a truly unrivalled experience in working with clients to navigate competition and consumer law issues.

We are involved in many significant transactions across a wide spectrum of industries. This role will provide you with the opportunity to be actively involved in the full range of competition and consumer law services as well as receive on-going training and development.

Your clients

We have acted in many of the major mergers, competition and consumer investigations, prosecutions, access disputes and proceedings in Australia. The group conducts litigation and represents clients before the ACCC, the Australian Competition Tribunal, the National Competition Council, the Federal Court and the High Court.

Our deep knowledge of how our clients operate are the product of years of dealings and interactions. We have a reputation for resolving novel and complex regulatory issues and work with clients to manage the impact of deregulation and legislative changes.

Your career trajectory

We are looking for a Senior Associate with the desire to learn and develop their career with us. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of what high performance at each career stage as a lawyer at Allens looks like.

We also recognise that every employee's experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged, and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

  • Demonstrated experience in competition and consumer law, ideally from a leading top tier or global or national firm or a competition agency.
  • An ability to effectively manage larger matters and lead teams.
  • A desire and ability to grow, both as a lawyer and leader.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.

Work pattern

This is a permanent opportunity for a Competition, Consumer & Regulatory lawyer.

Allens supports flexible work practices and we are interested in speaking to lawyers wanting to work either full or part time.

We also support a hybrid working model, where working from home is part of the norm.

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

We prefer to hear from you directly. 

Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Alison Maclurkin, Senior National Resourcing Manager or contact Alison for a confidential discussion  

If this isn't the position for you, please tell your friends or colleagues about it.


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