We are seeking an experienced Competition specialist (mid to senior Solicitor up to SA level) to join our leading Competition team in Sydney. This role provides an excellent opportunity to work with industry leaders on high profile matters in a dynamic and supportive team environment.
Our Competition team holds a Band One ranking by Chambers Asia Pacific 2021. Our team specialises in all areas of competition law, including high profile mergers and joint ventures, contentious competition and consumer law investigations and litigation, ACCC market studies, access to essential infrastructure and industry regulation issues. We advise our clients on large scale commercial transactions and investigations and act for major Australian and international corporations across a wide range of industries.
About the team
In this role you will work closely with Sharon Henrick and Wayne Leach who are both recognised as leading competition lawyers in the Australian market, with high profile international clients and cutting-edge practices.
Teamwork is essential to us being able to provide exceptional service to our clients. On large and complex transactions, we often collaborate with our M&A and financial services colleagues as well as with US and European firms. This makes for a fast paced, stimulating working environment and an opportunity for you to develop strong internal relationships. In this role you will work closely with lawyers at your own level as well as a variety of senior lawyers and partners in the team.
You will have:
- experience in advising clients on competition law issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, cartels, joint ventures, commercial agreements, access to essential infrastructure, market conduct issues and regulatory investigations
- experience in dealing with the ACCC
- a strong team focus and a positive attitude
- previous experience in an Australian or overseas law firm - preferably a top tier firm - or a competition regulator
- an ability to identify and think through complex legal issues and to provide practical and effective solutions
You will have excellent written, analytical, communication and research skills to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice and a strong commitment to client service. You will also play a role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with clients by working on matters with them, as well as having an enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities by participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks. You will enjoy working as part of a close, collaborative and committed team.
As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.
Why work with us?
We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.
Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority. So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow.
- Market leading work for premium clients
- Formal and informal flexible work
- Support for working parents including emergency childcare
- Comprehensive wellbeing program including gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
- Swap pay for leave and a rest and recovery program
- Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
- Commitment to gender pay equity
How to apply
Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.
For further information on this role, please contact Kellie McLean on Kellie.McLean@au.kwm.com
King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.
All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.