BLG’s Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group is currently recruiting an associate with 2-5 years of relevant experience to join its team in the Toronto office.
Applicants who have strong client management and teamwork skills are sought to assume significant responsibility in an active and diverse Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group practice. Previous experience advising clients operating across a wide range of industries on all aspects of Canadian competition law is required. Specific experience should include merger clearance, class actions, cartel investigations, private actions, advertising, marketing and distribution practices, abuse of dominance and other reviewable trade practices. The candidate should also have experience on the application of Canadian foreign investment review laws. The candidate must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and appreciate the importance of providing business-focused legal advice to clients.
The successful candidate will enjoy a great deal of autonomy to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level. The candidate will also be expected to manage multiple competing deadlines under strict timelines.
BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé and transcripts, by March 12, 2018, in confidence to:
Professional Recruiting Manager
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide St W
Toronto (ON) M5H 4E3
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.
BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.
Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. For BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.
* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.