Legal Counsel – Competition Law (100%)

Posted Date 3 days ago(1/12/2021 4:46 AM)
Job Code
Legal & Compliance
# of Openings


As part of a larger global legal team you will be required to provide high quality legal services on a wide range of competition law matters that are technically excellent, business oriented, efficient, risk appropriate and solutions driven. This position is a fast-paced and hands-on position, requiring a high degree of self-motivation and ability to interface with diverse groups of business stakeholders as well as internal and external legal counsels. 


  • Handling of multi-jurisdictional merger control matters and offering strategic advice on M&A projects.
  • Providing advice on exchanges of information (e.g. trade associations), go-to-market strategies (e.g. distribution/franchising systems, internal and external communication of business decisions), other horizontal and vertical agreements, and potential dominance-related queries.
  • Managing and supporting internal and external competition law investigations and follow-on litigation matters of Group relevance.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders to ensure a trusted advisor status; providing competition law guidance to regional General Counsels/local Legal Counsels.
  • Contributing to the development of our competition compliance program and conducting competition law trainings of management at HQ and also in LH countries.
  • Following up on the latest developments of competition law.           


  • University degree and qualified lawyer (preferably admitted to practice in an EU jurisdiction and/or Switzerland).
  • Additional specialization in competition law from a reputable institution is advantageous (P.G.D; LL.M.; PhD).


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a respected competition law firm and/or proven track record of working successfully as a competition law in-house counsel in a dynamic multinational corporate environment.
  • Managed internal and external competition law cases.
  • Handled multijurisdictional merger law filings.
  • Delivered competition law trainings.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to ensure the right organisational outcomes and impact.
  • Highest levels of ethics and integrity.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Team player with a high degree of self-motivation, used to be working under pressure with tight deadlines.

Language Requirements

Advanced English drafting and writing skills particularly involving complex legal, commercial and operational concepts – C1 level (other languages, in particular, German, French or Spanish, advantageous).

Travel Requirements



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