Junior Associate Commercial & Litigation (Focus on IP, Privacy & E-Commerce)

Term: Temporary
Department: Commercial and Litigation
Location: Amsterdam
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1000 people working across 20 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, BelfastBirmingham, BolognaBrussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, LuxembourgManchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In 2017, Fieldfisher was named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards. 2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017.  Fieldfisher also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.

The Team

The Amsterdam office consists of an experienced group of lawyers, (candidate) civil-law notaries and paralegals. The Amsterdam office is divided into two practice groups: a Corporate team and a Commercial and Litigation team. The Corporate Team assists clients in various types of corporate transactions, and advises on the accompanying structuring, governance and regulatory issues. The Commercial and Litigation Team provides clients with assistance in all kinds of commercial contracts, litigation and arbitration matters, competition and regulatory advice, intellectual property rights and data protection issues.

Due to continued growth of the firm, we are looking to recruit a graduated law student for our Commercial and Litigation team. We also invite junior associates (advocaat-stagaires) who have already started their career at another law firm to apply.

Responsibilities

Working closely with the partners and involving high levels of direct client contact, the work will include:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Litigation and arbitration matters
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Data protection issues
  • Advertising and Media law
  • E-commerce matters
Key Skills & Experience
  • Graduated law student/ qualified lawyer
  • Excellent academic credentials / strong analytical capabilities and judgment
  • Hands on mentality and enthusiastic
  • Fluent in Dutch and English at a professional working standard including translating legal documents; other language skills would be viewed as an added plus point
  • Excellent communication and inter personal skills
  • Team work oriented

Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter by e-mail to ady.vannieuwenhuizen@fieldfisher.com with “Vacature Junior Associate" in the subject line.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.