• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job Introduction

A vacancy has arisen for a qualified contract lawyer with specialist knowledge in international trade law and subsidy control to join our International Trade practice for a 6 month contract. Key clients within this practice area include the UK’s Department for International Trade and a number of other key central government departments. This role will provide exposure to some of the highest profile and most significant international trade work in the UK and internationally.

This contract is offered on a day rate basis and you must be willing to work via an umbrella company. 

Role Responsibility

You will operate as an Associate within the team, working with and supporting clients such as:

  • Central government departments, specifically Department for International Trade but also others
  • Non-departmental public bodies
  • Private sector multinationals
  • You will support the partners in the International Trade team, who are based in the UK and in North America, on a variety of different trade law matters. The type of work will encompass:

  • International trade law, with a specific opportunity to advise on Free Trade Agreement negotiations)
  • Subsidy control (under EU law, the provisions of UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and WTO regimes)
  • European law
  • The Ideal Candidate

    We are seeking candidates with 3-8 years PQE with the requisite skills and experience gained within private practice or the public sector or in-house. 

  • Previous experience of working with or within the public sector on subsidy control (under the current regime and/or EU State aid law)
  • Previous experience of advising on EU law
  • Previous experience of advising the UK Government or other sovereign governments
  • Experience of advising on international trade law matters in other jurisdictions would be a strong asset although not essential
  • Excellent drafting and legal analysis skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to liaise effectively with clients
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