Senior Associate

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Dentons


Department: Disputes 
Duration: Permanent 
PQE: 5 +
Location:  London
Reports to: Partner

Reference no: 5350


The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our International Trade team, which is recognised as a leading trade team both domestically and globally, against a backdrop of rapidly growing demand. The associate will have the opportunity to be part of a growing UK team, working in a collegiate environment, and can expect a fantastic variety of work.
We offer a breadth of both government and private-sector trade work. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in and focus on advisory, transactional, and investigatory work. This role would suit someone who, in addition to the technical skills, has the ability and knowledge to take a prominent role in the expansion of the UK practice, leading on complex instructions and developing and harnessing their own client relationships.


The Team

Dentons has a world-recognised international trade practice which benefits from the firm’s unrivalled global footprint, with established and highly regarded teams in Washington, Brussels, Toronto and elsewhere as well as London, and the capability to take on trade mandates for the largest global clients.  Our fast-growing UK practice is a central part of this and was one of only a handful of firms to be awarded (in January 2021) a place on both "Lots" (negotiations and disputes) of the UK Government’s Trade Law Panel. The team supports private-sector businesses and governments from all over the globe on the full range of trade and regulatory issues in each phase of the supply chain, including sanctions, export controls and national security, customs, regulatory and ABC compliance, trade remedies and WTO matters. 

The team is ranked in Legal 500, and is particularly renowned for its expertise in advising on a broad range of complex and often politically sensitive sanctions export control and national security matters, both advisory and contentious, and in assisting businesses with supply chain and related import, export and regulatory matters arising. It also supports clients on regulatory matters such as product conformity rules.  The team advises clients in all sectors.


Required experience, skills, and attributes

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the following:   

  • A qualified solicitor or barrister with a high academic background.
  • A demonstrable interest in international trade (with significant prior experience essential in some, but not necessarily all, aspects of international trade).
  • High-quality work standards.
  • Comprehensive client-service orientation.
  • Advanced communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually.
  • A clear ambition for how they can contribute to the growth of the practice.


Firm Profile

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Diversity & Inclusion

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We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.


Equal Opportunities

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