Associate or Senior Associate, Competition Consumer Law



Location: Melbourne 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser


Our team


A great opportunity exists for an Associate or Senior Associate to join our Competition  team in Melbourne. You will work directly with highly specialised, leading partners and a close-knit, collaborative team of lawyers nationally who are recognised as one of Australia's ‘elite’ competition practices (as recognised by the Global Competition Review).


Your role will be varied and challenging, assisting clients in managing ACCC competition and consumer law investigations, achieving competition clearance for mergers and assisting clients achieve business objectives. Your role will include working with global and domestic clients on complex competition and consumer law matters such as international and domestic merger clearances, competition-related litigation and investigations, authorisations and consumer protection. This is an ideal opportunity to be involved in a range of interesting and intellectually stimulating matters.


As a lawyer in this team, you will be working with corporate clients, international law firms and governments. These clients trust MinterEllison with their biggest and most complex matters. You will be part of a team, collaborating across practice areas and across offices, as well as working with individuals who are recognised as leaders in their fields.


What you need


You will be a motivated, focussed and experienced lawyer who is seeking a challenging and involved role within an outstanding Australian competition that works together on a national basis. You will possess strong interest and experience in competition and consumer law. You will have excellent attention to detail and be able to meet tight deadlines. To be successful in this role you must be a team player and value authentic relationships. You will have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with a desire to learn quickly and a commitment to ongoing professional development.


We welcome applications from lawyers with the following skills and expertise:

  • Minimum 4 years' post admission
  • Australia, UK, NZ, Hong Kong or South African qualified, or alternatively US qualified or qualified in a European jurisdiction with substantial competition law experience (with a willingness to obtain relevant Australian qualifications)
  • Strong experience in advising clients on competition and consumer law matters;
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to deliver quality, commercial and pragmatic advice efficiently and under pressure;
  • A strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry experts;
  • Strong communication and relationship skills;
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment;
  • An interest in and willingness to contribute to business development initiatives including presentations, client training and publications;
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own; and
  • Pride in your work and who you work for



How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Melbourne, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent