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SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL – COMPETITION LAW – HYBRID – READING – CONTRACT

Senior Legal Counsel – Competition Law – UK EU or Dual Qualified
Hybrid/ Reading (Minimum of 2 days in office)
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Duration: Initially up until the end of December

Role and Responsibilities

Company operates in a complex, competitive, and highly regulated market. You will advise on competition and regulatory issues of strategic, legal, and reputational importance, and represent the company before Ofcom, the Competition and Markets Authority, Government, and the wider industry.

You'll be part of our Marketing, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs team within the Legal, Government and Regulatory Affairs function (LGRA). LGRA provides the legal and operational backbone of our business. We help manage our brand, protect our reputation, advise on compliance, and advocate Company's interests and deliver our message to customers, regulators, government, and the media.

You will report directly into the Head of Legal, Consumer and Network Regulation and Competition. The Regulatory team manages interactions with Ofcom, the Competition and Markets Authority, and other regulators in respect of regulatory matters and merger control. The overall objective of the Regulatory team is to give consumers the freedom to enjoy mobile services. We also look to challenge industry practices and regulations that limit competition and are responsible for securing competition clearance of mergers and acquisitions and formulating responses to wider regulatory initiatives.

Description:

At a high level, the role involves taking end-to-end responsibility for competition matters affecting the mobile and broadband industry and providing high-quality and pragmatic legal advice on the application of legislation and regulation to business. As Senior Counsel you will have responsibility for the following areas:
Advising the business on all substantive and procedural aspects of competition law and how it affects the company across a range of behavioural and transactional matters, as well as communicating complex legal concepts to senior stakeholders in an easy-to-digest manner that aids decision-making.
Supporting competition law and merger control investigations before competition authorities.
Assisting in the preparation of responses to requests for information from competition authorities.
Representing Company's policy position to, and raising queries with, Government, regulatory bodies, and industry forums on regulatory matters to achieve Company's commercial objectives.
Preparing and delivering training to the business and the wider legal team on competition law matters.
Managing external advisors.
Working with many parts of business including colleagues in our Commercial, Economic Regulatory, Corporate Communications, Technology and Risk & Compliance teams, as well as other parts of the Group and the wider group on competition matters. Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Typically, 8+ years' PQE and qualification at a well-respected law firm in the UK or another Commonwealth jurisdiction advising on competition matters.
Demonstrable experience tendering competition advice on commercial propositions, strategic projects, investigations, reviews, disputes, and appeals, based upon a thorough understanding of competition law and principles.
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills (including experience in drafting regulatory submissions) and have the ability to prepare clear and concise arguments, advice and presentations tailored to your audience. Nice to Have:

Prior UK in-house experience in a telecoms or communications company or regulator, and knowledge of the UK and EU regulatory framework for telecoms.
Familiar with mobile, internet, telecoms products and technology.
Knowledge or experience of competition economics or competition policy work.
Experience of supporting large scale programme implementation. Please apply via this ad in the first instance or send a CV with covering note or contact me on (phone number removed) or

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