Associate – CEE, Russia and Eurasia Practice (UK)

Global Counsel is seeking an Associate to support our work covering political and policy developments in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. 

The successful candidate will join the CEE, Russia and Eurasia practice, although there will be many opportunities to collaborate with the wider company, which includes about 100 colleagues across five offices in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Doha and Singapore. 

The role is for anyone with the right to work in the UK. It is available immediately. 

Role and responsibilities 

  • Deliver research, analysis and advice on a broad range of political, regulatory and policy developments, for both internal and external use; 
  • Monitor relevant developments and proactively make suggestions on when to brief clients; 
  • Proactively contribute to the company's collective knowledge and expertise, assisting other practices with research and ad hoc advice; 
  • Contribute to business development by researching market opportunities, and contributing to marketing and editorial content; 
  • Attend relevant events and meetings with clients. 

Skills and profile

  • Exemplary English language writing and research skills, with extreme attention to detail; 
  • Strong knowledge and interest in international and European affairs, Russian and post-Soviet politics and economics, the role of global businesses and investors in the region; 
  • Command of Central and Eastern European languages, especially Russian, is highly desirable; 
  • Two to three years of experience in government, parliament, an NGO, think-tank or trade association - is highly desirable; 
  • Understanding and/or experience in some of the following sectors and issues: telecommunications, technology, commodities, energy - is highly desirable; 
  • Presentation skills, both in-person and over digital software like Zoom and MS Teams. 
  • Being flexible and adaptable, willing to get involved with a variety of routine and creative tasks. 

​What we can offer

  • A competitive London-based salary with 20 days' holiday allowance plus bank holidays, 5 hybrid days, summer parties and discretionary Christmas office closures.
  • A full package of benefits including pension, health and dental insurance, bonus programme, as well as company social activities, and EAP and wellbeing support.
  • Enviable central London office space, and high-quality IT and ergonomic support for remote working.
  • A strong professional development program including a personal training budget.
  • The chance to learn from world-class advisers and political experts in a fast-growing firm.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role, for consideration by 17:00 GMT on Friday 14 January 2022 through the web form.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online or telephone interview and to complete a written exercise followed by a second round, ideally in person in our London office, should circumstances allow.

We expect the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.


Associate - CEE, Russia, Eurasia
2-3 years
16 Jan 2022
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