Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
The Commerce Commission has a vacancy for the position of a Competition Lawyer. The Competition Lawyer reports to the Chairman through the Chief Executive Officer on Legal issues relating to Competition, Pricing and Consumer Interests and is part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team of Professionals.
The major tasks of the Competition Lawyer:
• To facilitate the work of the Commerce Commission and provide Legal Advise and support to the Commission on enquiries and investigation by Competition Authorities;
• Involves in High Level of contact with Regulated Companies in Fiji;
• Provide Legal Investigations and support to the Commission on Economic & Competition Regulation Cases;
• Representation of the Commission in court proceedings;
• Preparation and Drafting of Legislative amendments and also Policy documents;
• Indentify and managing Competition Law Risks across Business in Fiji;
• Advise the Commission and Business Colleagues on Competition Law Risks; - Examine anti-competitive behavior of business;
• The position is responsible for the effective operation and administration of the Fair Trading Decree 1992 (as amended 1998) and the Commerce Act 1998.
This position will suit a qualified lawyer with 5 years plus postgraduate experience in a leading private practice firm, a financial services institution or a government regulatory body. You will need good experience in competition law. Qualification requires a Postgraduate Degree (preferably Masters) in Law and Regulatory Economics. Technical knowledge on the issues dealt with by the Commission will be an added advantage.
Salary: F$40,000 to $55,000.
Applications should be marked: Competition Lawyer Position and addressed to: