Legal Counsel - Competition & Antitrust


Legal (LEG) is the competence unit for all legal matters related to the Equinor group’s business areas and corporate activities and consist of legal experts, specialists, consultants and qualified support personnel. The department has overall responsibility for advising on all legal matters and on ethics and anti-corruption compliance, undertaking Integrity Due Diligence research and acting as the Corporate Bodies’ secretariat within the Equinor group.

By joining our team in Legal you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide legal advice on competition and antitrust law to Equinor’s businesses worldwide.

  • Be responsible for merger filings in Equinor’s M&A transactions.
  • Participate in integrity due diligence processes, business development processes and contract negotiations to address and mitigate competition and antitrust compliance risks.
  • Liaise and consult with personnel on all levels across the organisation to identify competition and antitrust compliance risks and provide robust and practical guidance and advice on how to mitigate such risks in Equinor’s assets and operations.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and strengthening of Equinor’s Competition & Antitrust Compliance Program and internal policies, procedures and templates.
  • Provide training and workshops on competition and antitrust compliance to Equinor’s management and employees worldwide.


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture.

For this position, we are also looking for:

  • A Master of Laws (LLM) with strong academic qualifications, and preferably a specialisation in competition law.
  • Approximately 3-7 years relevant experience; preferably from working within leading law firms, consulting companies, public prosecution or administration, or from within an in-house legal team.
  • Considerable knowledge and interest in competition and antitrust legislation and case-law, in particular the EU competition rules and Norwegian competition law.
  • Experience from providing legal advice on competition and antitrust law, and/or merger filings and/or developing competition & antitrust compliance programs.
  • Knowledge in other relevant laws including general EU/EEA rules, US antitrust laws, trade law, procurement law, criminal law, state aid, corporate law and corporate governance requirements would be an advantage.
  • A professional level of English both verbal and written is required; Norwegian or another Scandinavian language would be beneficial.

Please Note: For this role we are expecting interviews to take place in mid-August.

General information

Please attach copies of your CV, diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language.Through this link you can find important information on what to include in your CV, which will make the application process easier and faster.

Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. Candidates will be asked for information on affiliation to high-risk countries for a security assessment. Furthermore, background checks are performed on all final candidates and all permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

Why join us?

At Equinor, we care about each other as much as our business. That's why we offer:

  • Not just a job; a career. In Equinor, your development begins on day one. You will build your competence through a wide range of learning activities while being empowered to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies. Our internal job market allows endless opportunities for development and growth within your own field or in other interesting and relevant areas for you.
  • Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries, global parental leave, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan.
  • Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees' well-being is a priority. We recognise that for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable. That's why we encourage you to make use of our flexible work arrangements.
  • An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger. For us true inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued.

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