Regulatory, Competition and Consumer Law - Associate or Senior Associate



Location: Sydney 


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


Your role

Working with a national group of specialised Competition and Regulatory lawyers and partners you will assist clients in achieving their policy and business objectives. Your role will be varied and challenging.  On both competition and consumer law matters, you will assist clients across a range of industries by assessing and managing risks, providing complex advice, overseeing regulatory investigations, and engaging with the regulator in relation to complex mergers and authorisation applications. This is an ideal opportunity to be involved in a range of interesting and intellectually stimulating matters across sectors including government, energy and resources, health, education and telecommunications (among others).


As a lawyer in this team you will be working with corporate clients, international law firms and government agencies. 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 new challenge as part of a great team. You will have a strong interest and experience in competition and consumer law, potentially with experience in certain heavily regulated industries such as telecommunications or energy. 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 be ready to form an integral part of our national Competition team.


You will have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, to help solve our client's most complex problems.

We welcome applications from candidates with:

  • Minimum 3 years' post admission 
  • Strong experience in advising clients on competition and/or regulatory matters
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to deliver quality, commercial and pragmatic advice 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
  • A commitment to excellence that matches our own, and
  • Pride in your work and who you work for



Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


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].


Sydney, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent