Antitrust graduates as from October 2024


  1. Brussels
  2. Lawyers
  3. Permanent
  4. Clifford Chance

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Job description

Job Description

Do you have a passion for competition law and the ambition to work in private practice?  Clifford Chance would be delighted to hear from you.

We believe that every career should be rewarding and stimulating, with opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow.  We deliver this to our people through our work on interesting and complex global matters, and a friendly, open, and team-based culture.

What do we look for in our people?  We are looking for an entrepreneurial spirit, ambition, intellectual curiosity, and an unwavering focus on clients’ needs.


  • Fluent spoken and written English (native or second language)
  • Law degree from a European or English language university, or U.S. law school
  • A clear, feasible path to a European bar qualification while working in a law firm
  • Passion for competition law

Company Description

The antitrust team in Brussels forms part of Clifford Chance's Global antitrust team, which advises on ground-breaking, high-profile cases across antitrust, merger control, and state aid. We work in small teams, giving team members responsibility and opportunities for client exposure early in their careers.

Lawyers in the Brussels antitrust team work closely with our global network of over 180 antitrust lawyers. Our team covers all the key hubs of Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US, enabling us to support our clients on their most complex and important antitrust matters across the world. We work together to solve multinational antitrust issues, taking into account the interplay between different practices and rules, and always mindful of the practical implications antitrust issues may have on our clients' business.

Additional Information

Equal opportunities

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm.

Find out more about our inclusive culture here.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please upload:

  • your CV
  • cover letter (including information on your bar qualification and/or path to EU bar qualification)
  • official transcripts/scorecards for each year at law school
  • a copy of your official diploma
  • an English writing sample on a legal topic (no more than 3 to 4 pages; please do not submit co-authored papers or publications)





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