Monday, September 26, 2016

Facebook looking for competition counsel in London

Competition Counsel

(London, United Kingdom)
Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.
Facebook seeks a highly motivated, experienced lawyer to serve as competition counsel to the company. This position will develop the company’s legal position and strategy on competition matters in Europe. The position is based at the company’s London or Dublin offices although other locations in Europe would be considered. This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to join a growing legal team and work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment with a broad and challenging remit.


  • Develop legal strategy in connection with competition review of mergers and acquisitions by European regulators including DG Comp
  • Represent company in connection with competition inquiries by regulators in the EU
  • Develop and implement long-term competition strategy in EMEA in conjunction with Policy team
  • Review and advise on pending and developing competition regulation.


  • Solicitor or barrister (qualified to practice law in a European member state)
  • Significant in-depth and related experience (6 + years) litigating complex commercial matters and representing companies in significant regulatory inquiries
  • Significant competition experience, including engagement with applicable regulatory bodies in Europe
  • Data protection experience a plus
  • First rate experience developing innovative and pragmatic approaches to complex legal challenges with a proven track record in providing concise and business-focused legal advice
  • Experience working with web 2.0, social networking, and other Internet and technology companies
  • Flexibility and eagerness to work on broad range of legal matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an absolute commitment to professionalism and collegiality
  • Knowledge of, or fluency in, other European languages (German, French) a plus.

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