Legal Specialist Job at De Beers Group of Companies – in London

Job Description

Company Description

  • The Anglo American Group General Counsel & Company Secretary is accountable for the provision of legal advice to the Anglo American plc group and is the GMC member accountable for a number of compliance related ethical policies and procedures that underpin the Anglo-American Code of Conduct, including the Group Antitrust Policy.

The manager is the Legal Principal, Competition & Compliance for the Anglo American plc group and subject matter expert accountable primarily for providing or procuring competition law advice across Anglo American’s exploration, mining, processing, sales, marketing and consumer facing businesses and managing the group’s competition law compliance programme via the Group Antitrust Policy and associated Procedures.

Job Description

  • The purpose of the role is to support the manager in (a) providing pragmatic competition law advice on Anglo American group’s strategies, projects and related workstreams; and (b) delivering a robust, risk based competition law compliance programme that integrates effectively with the group’s other legal compliance programmes.

The role holder will be a technical expert providing Anglo American with (contentious/non-contentious) legal advice in respect of compliance with competition laws by the Anglo American plc group globally, including De Beers Group.

Providing specialist legal advice on structural and behavioural competition law issues that affect the execution of strategic plans across Anglo American’s multiple business models, value chains and routes to market, including merger control and arrangements with government producer partners and joint ventures

Supporting manager undertaking group-wide and business unit specific competition law risk assessments

Supporting manager with delivery of global competition law compliance programme in accordance with international best practice, including the development and delivery of competition law compliance training and dawn raids procedures

Supporting network of legal, compliance and business colleagues responsible for implementing competition law compliance programme

Anglo American Group Legal is implementing a transformation programme to optimise the delivery of legal service delivery and enable the Group Legal team to add further value to the business. The role holder would support this project by working with the Group Legal team to:

Promote consistency of approach to legal issues (through precedents and checklists)

Enhance self-service by the business through technology enabled support where appropriate; drive education and training for business colleagues on key issues (requiring the preparation and delivery of appropriate training materials)


  • c 3-4 years PQE specialising in EU/UK competition law

Experience of advising on competition law matters in house highly desirable

Commercial understanding of the consequences of legal scenarios/decisions on multiple systems

Good understanding of EU/UK competition law to enable informed strategic advice to the group’s diverse business units in the context of the complex organisational systems within them

Additional Information

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.


Since safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have become widely available this year, we have strongly encouraged employees to get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity. However, as vaccines have been proven to be a very effective and safe way of protecting people and reducing Covid-19 transmission, we have now announced our intent to introduce a policy that requires Covid-19 vaccination for access to all sites and offices. This policy would apply to all new joiners to the company as well as existing employees and contractors. We are in the process of undertaking a comprehensive engagement process with all our stakeholders about our intent. This is so we can tailor our approach in each country, including ensuring what we do is lawful. Once this is complete, we will look to implement the policy. There may be differences in how and when it is implemented due to local context and legal requirements.

How to apply

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Company: De Beers Group of Companies –

Company Location:  London

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