Consulting Associate: Competition Practice (London)
CRA’s European Competition Practice specialises in providing economic advice on matters of competition policy and regulation.
We assist firms and their legal advisors in all types of competition proceedings: firms considering merger and acquisition opportunities or involved in merger control proceedings; and firms undergoing investigations relating to cartels, restrictive commercial agreements, abuse of dominance or state aid. We also provide advice to firms involved in regulatory proceedings and sector inquiries. We offer assistance on the estimation of effects and damages in cartel cases, international arbitration and intellectual property disputes.
We have a reputation for rigorous and innovative economic analysis, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively as part of a wider team of advisors. From Airtours to GE/Honeywell, Tetra/Sidel, Oracle/PeopleSoft, Ryanair/Aer Lingus, TomTom/Tele Atlas, Microsoft and Intel, we have played a key role in many of the cases that have shaped European competition policy in recent years. We have also been involved in major cases before the competition authorities of the Member States, and in South Africa.
The Consulting Associate position – this is the standard entry-level position for applicants with a postgraduate qualification in economics, but little or no relevant experience.
The standard position for which we recruit candidates without relevant economic consultancy experience is the Consulting Associate. Successful candidates will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Partners and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to projects as required.
Candidates for these positions must have a good first degree in economics and a postgraduate qualification (MSc/MPhil or PhD/DPhil) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialism in industrial economics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. A high degree of numeracy and some comfort with data manipulation is essential, and familiarity with econometric techniques would also be an advantage.
Applicants should apply by means of a full curriculum vitae and covering letter, which should be submitted as attachments in an email to our European Competition Practice recruitment coordinator Victoria Goddard. Please detail in your cover letter why you are interested in the Consulting Associate role at the European Competition Practice.