Senior Associate - Competition, Consumer & Regulatory

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

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 Asian 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. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 40 offices in 28 countries.

We value personal growth and career progression equally. Through our in-depth career coaching, focus on innovation, and international secondment program, we aim to create future leaders in the legal industry.

Your Role 

We are seeking an experienced Senior Associate to join our well-known and highly regarded practice based in Melbourne or Sydney. Not only will you have an opportunity to work alongside some of the best in the business, you will also gain exposure to interesting & complex matters, diverse work & a great team culture – something that really sets us apart.

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 receiving on-going training and development. 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 Australian Energy Regulator, the Federal Court and the High Court.

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.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity however we support flexibility, and would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you. We also support a hybrid working model, where working from home, and the office, is part of our norm.

About you 

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in competition law, ideally from a leading top tier 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.
  • A story to tell - there is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements enrich our firm. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples.

Your development 

In joining Allens, you will become an integral part of a high-performing firm and work with people and leaders who help you become the best you can be. You will gain exceptional training that develops you professionally and personally. You will be challenged, supported and guided as you work on the most complex matters in the market.

Our unique Career Deal allows you to take control of your career and provides a transparent approach to career development. Our international alliance with Linklaters means we are able to support secondments all over the world.

Our perks 

Our benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration; generous incentive plan that recognises both billable and broader contribution, salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

Allens is also proud to invest in our communities, 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.

How to apply?

We'd love to hear from you so please click "apply now". If you would like to find out more head to Careers at Allens or for a confidential discussion, phone Rebecca Lyness, Senior Resourcing Consultant, on  +61 2 9230 4616


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