Qualified Lawyer - Monitoring Trustee

Qualified Lawyer - Monitoring Trustee

  • Service line:
    Advisory & Consulting
  • Business unit:
    Deals & Financing
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Qualified Lawyer - Monitoring Trustee (2802)

At Mazars we have multiple opportunities for you, with exciting career paths that will lead to progression within the firm. A diverse prestigious client list that can offer lifelong professional development with the opportunity to constantly update and grow your skills. You will also have the chance to drive change, deliver impact and the chance to define and influence the way your role and team works.

The Monitoring Trustee team is a growing and dynamic consultancy team advising companies and regulatory authorities on compliance with remedies in primarily merger and anti-trust cases. The role will involve working with a multinational, blue chip client base. Mazars is regularly appointed as Monitoring Trustee in connection with the world's largest M&A transactions and is a renowned market leader in the field.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking an experienced lawyer to join our Monitoring Trustee team in London.  The role would suit someone with competition law experience or a commercial/corporate/regulatory compliance lawyer with an interest in competition law.  We are flexible when it comes to experience level, although the successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they can operate at associate level at a minimum.

This is an opportunity to apply your analytical skills to real-world situations across a range of scenarios, industries and jurisdictions to support the effectiveness of remedies designed to safeguard competition.  You will join a high-performing multidisciplinary team which acts as the ‘eyes and ears' of regulatory authorities in the most high profile transactions across the globe as well as providing expertise to clients wishing to navigate transactions raising complex issues.  The team needs to be agile, forensic, articulate and pragmatic.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the assessment of parties' compliance with commitments offered to competition authorities in the EU, UK and globally (North and South America, Asia).
  • Manage / assist in the management of entire projects or work streams of larger projects (e.g. monitoring of divestiture processes, monitoring of the sales process and hold-separate/ring-fencing obligations).
  • Contribute to the assessment of potential purchasers of divestment businesses (e.g. review of independence, identification of competition concerns and assessing the terms of sales for compliance with remedies).
  • Monitor behavioural commitments (e.g. monitoring long term access commitments, fair and equitable contract terms, analysis of legal agreements for compliance purposes and exchanges of confidential information).
  • Proactively identify compliance issues and appropriately escalate these within the team.
  • Analysis of specific legal aspects of compliance, or discrete legal issues on an ad hoc basis.
  • Co-ordinate and supervise team members in order to compile detailed reports to the regulator or communications to the client/regulator on compliance points.
  • Draft clear, accurate and concise contributions to compliance reports to competition authorities; review the work product of other team members to secure these standards.
  • Identify business development opportunities and support/ lead with proposals in order to contribute to meeting the Monitoring Trustee team's sales budget.
  • Assist in/ lead the development of training, engagement procedures and methodologies.
  • Mentor, coach and develop junior team members as required.
  • (Depending on level) formal line management responsibilities
  • Play an appropriate role in ensuring Mazars standards and procedures are maintained across the team.
  • Promote the firm's values and beliefs, demonstrating integrity and maintaining an ethical stance, using flexibility and tact to express views both internally and externally as necessary.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualified lawyer with significant experience of advising corporate clients particularly in a transactional context. 
  • Experience at associate / senior associate level in private practice or equivalent.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to interrogate information with a critical eye, identify compliance issues, generate insights and construct solutions.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritise workload.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to communicate team goals with clarity, set clear objectives for more junior team members and provide timely feedback and support as necessary.
  • Experience in a client-facing role with an ability to build and develop relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to engage with multiple stakeholders to explain complex issues clearly and efficiently and adopt the appropriate tone in both written and oral communications.
  • Practical experience in regulatory compliance or monitoring trustee services would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • A working knowledge of another language (especially German, Spanish or Portuguese) will be advantageous.
  • Strong IT skills (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).

About Mazars

We want everyone to be rewarded and enriched by their professional life. So we come together to pioneer new ways of working; promoting psychological safety, flexibility with how you work – trusting you to make the right choices for the team, clients and the business – and balance in stimulating modern workspaces. We offer core benefits and then give people the opportunity to tailor extra benefits to suit their individual needs.

Being inclusive is core to our culture at Mazars; we want to ensure everyone, whether in the recruitment process or beyond is fully supported to be their unique self.

Our aim is to make the recruitment process as accessible and inclusive as possible - please contact us to discuss any changes you may require so we can work with you to support you throughout your application.

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30 Old Bailey, London, United Kingdom, EC4M 7AU

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Suzanne Horford

+44 7823 522395

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