We are looking to recruit an Associate to our Antitrust and Competition team into our Johannesburg or Cape Town office.
You will join to work with specialist competition lawyers Janine Simpson and Werner Rysbergen who have been involved in seminal transactions and jurisprudentially key competition matters during their careers. Janine and Werner have extensive experience in matters involving the South African competition authorities, as well as national and regional competition authorities in the rest of Africa, and have advised on a number of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
The role can be based in either our Johannesburg or Cape Town office but will also require travel to client sites and our other international offices from time to time.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This is an opportunity to join a highly successful and growing team, and to play a key strategic role in future development. The successful candidate will:
We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 2 and 4 years PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. Candidates are expected to have:
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.
We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.
In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.