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Legal Officer - Competition, EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA

Deadline for application: 17 March 2019

Job summary

ESA is recruiting a Legal Officer to join its Competition and State Aid Directorate (CSA).

Location: Brussels


The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) monitors compliance with the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, enabling those States to participate in the Internal Market of the European Union.

ESA is recruiting a Legal Officer to join its Competition and State Aid Directorate (CSA).

Additional qualified candidates will also be considered for vacancies foreseen in the Directorate over the next 12-18 months. 

CSA is a multi-disciplinary team, comprising both economists and lawyers, that enforces the competition and state aid rules of the EEA Agreement. These rules largely mirror the competition rules in the EU, both with regard to antitrust and state aid control. In the field of competition, the bigger share of CSA's work is currently focused on cases of abuse of dominance. In state aid, CSA's portfolio is broad and diverse.

The successful candidate will be assigned responsibility for assessing and handling competition cases. Tasks include examination of complaints/submissions, examination of evidence and other documentation, drafting of reports/analyses, legal opinions and decisions on the application of the EEA competition rules and procedures.

The majority of cases currently handled by CSA's competition team involve Norway and Norwegian undertakings and often involve the need to handle considerable amounts of documentation in the Norwegian language.  As such, we are looking for lawyers with experience within the field of competition law and knowledge of the language, legal system, economy and national administration of Norway.

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by eub2 -- last modified 30 January 2019