Associate - Competition, Regulated Markets, EU & Trade Law

Associate - Competition, Regulated Markets, EU & Trade Law

McCann FitzGerald

Dublin, Ireland

The Role

McCann FitzGerald’s Competition, Regulated Markets, EU & Trade Law Group combines comprehensive experience and wide-ranging expertise in merger clearance, 'dominant firm' issues, cartel defence, State aid and sector regulation (e.g., telecoms, gas, media), as well as in other areas of EU law (including free movement and customs law). We can offer you a high performance culture of team work and mutual support, and a broad diversity of work and clients. McCann FitzGerald’s Competition, Regulated Markets, EU & Trade Law Group are recommend Top Tier 1 Ranking in The Legal 500 Guide 2021.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate would be part of a team advising on:

  • Advising on EU and Irish merger control, as well as other regulatory approval processes, in M&A transactions across multiple sectors;
  • Advising existing clients from across the public and private sectors on application of EU and Irish competition law to their businesses;
  • Assisting clients in responding to regulatory/competition law inquiries including in response to enforcement action such as dawn raids and witness summonses;
  • Advising businesses and senior executives on potential civil and criminal liability and prosecution risk for corporate crimes;
  • Advising on EU State aid rules;
  • Advising on Irish communications, broadcasting, and other sector specific regulatory regimes;
  • Advising on EU law generally and international trade law.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years PQE with a particular focus on EU and National Competition Law. Experience of State aid law and sectoral regulation desirable but not required;
  • A strong technical and academic interest and ability in the area;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making with an ability to push through projects;
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills;
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • A strong interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal knowledge.

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • An excellent academic record;
  • Be qualified as a solicitor Ireland and/or England and Wales.

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