Senior Associate - Competition, Policy & Regulatory

K&L Gates (Sydney NSW, Australia) 8 days ago

About the role

This is an opportunity for a junior Senior Associate to join
K&L Gates' Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation
Practice Group.  The global group, which is within our Policy
and Regulatory practice is positioned in strategic markets around
the globe to advise clients on minimising antitrust/competition and
consumer law risks in their conduct and arrangements, respond to
investigations by regulatory authorities (such as cartels or other
anticompetitive arrangements or alleged consumer law breaches), get
deals through regulatory authorities, defend or pursue litigation
and designing and implementing compliance programs.

This role is to work with Sydney Policy and Regulatory practice
partner, Ayman Guirguis.  He has a wealth of
experience advising clients on merger clearance, joint ventures
and on supply chain arrangements between suppliers and

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small but high
performing team which works on both national and international
matters.  We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic
individual to fulfil this position on a full time permanent

What does the role involve?

The role will involve you advising clients across a number of
industries including financial services, packaging, IT, retail,
including food and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG),
pharmaceuticals and property and construction, on:

  • competition law issues, including merger submissions,
    cartel issues including immunity/leniency applications,
    advising on supply agreements and other supply chain
  • consumer law issues, including marketing and sales
    strategies and minimising risk of misleading or deceptive
    conduct and other unfair conduct such as unconscionable
    conduct, on consumer guarantees and unfair contract terms;
  • designing and assisting clients implementing compliance
    programs including undertaking risk audits and assisting with

The role also involves providing training and mentoring to
junior members of the practice group.

About you

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our
friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for a likeminded
individual who in addition to possessing technical excellence is
able to work well independently and collaboratively in a team to
get things done.

You should be practical and proactive in your approach in
addition to demonstrating strong problem solving skills, attention
to detail and drafting abilities.  Candidates with previous
experience in business development and mentoring of junior lawyers
are encouraged to apply. 

The extras

K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for all employees to
progress in their careers. 

Initiatives include:

  • Structured mentoring program
  • Professional development programs
  • Strategic planning program for business development
  • Momentum Program for women and men who are taking a period
    of parental leave and wish to stay on career track
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer and 6
    weeks paid parental leave for secondary carer
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance

About Us

The firm’s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of
the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of
industries.  With lawyers located in four established offices
in Australia’s leading financial and commercial centres and
possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry
leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major
financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal
transactions, both domestically and internationally.

K&L Gates is a global community of entrepreneurs and
self-starters. We are focused on innovation, collaboration, and are
constantly striving for excellence in our client service and
culture. We know that our firm is only as strong as the collective
efforts of our people. By experiencing K&L Gates, you will
thrive in a dynamic legal landscape where we invest in your career
path and talent development. With a global presence and lawyers
with top-tier skills in a multitude of practice areas, K&L
Gates is truly a one-of-a-kind firm at which to grow your

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the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of those with a disability. We
welcome applications from people who have an indigenous and/or
culturally and linguistically diverse background.

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