Lawyer

Term: Permanent
Location: Brussels
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base and Fieldfisher has a public sector practice with a track record going back some 30 years of supporting the public sector in a wide range of transformational and ground-breaking transactions.

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.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. 

The Belgian office of Fieldfisher, based in Brussels, has approximately 40 attorneys registered in Belgium, some of them being also registered in other jurisdictions (Italy, France, United-States). We offer full legal services to our private and public sector clients. Due to the international nature of our work, our team in Brussels is cosmopolitan and multi-lingual (French, Dutch, English, German, Italian, etc.).

The Brussels office is developing a growing reputation of working with various public sector institutions in Belgium seeking to transform public services and develop new ways of working. The Brussels office offers a full range of multidisciplinary legal services: corporate and M&A, employment and benefits, tax, IP, IT, dispute resolution and commercial, competition & EU regulatory and white-collar criminal law. All our practices in Brussels are ranked in international directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, who's who legal and others.

Responsibilities

You will be part of our public sector team and you will continue to develop your public and administrative law expertise in all aspects of economic public law. You will work as an integrated team member of our public sector team with specialists of all other practices of our firm in order to support our continued growth in the public sector.

You will deal with public procurement law and contracts with public (or para-public) law entities, energy law related matters or public law issues arising in connection with corporate or real estate transactions.

We are looking for a qualified lawyer with experience in public and administrative law to join our expanding team in Brussels.  The successful candidate will have an interest in developing the public law practice in an integrated multi-disciplinary environment, working closely with other practices (notably real estate, corporate, commercial and employment law) to sustain the growth of the public sector practice.

Key Skills & Experience
  • You are an experienced and skilled administrative and public law lawyer with minimum +10 years of experience in the field of economic public law and administrative law.

  • You have noticeable experience and background in the public and administrative department of a Belgian prominent business law firm.

  • You have developed your own public law practice and you wish to work in an intergraded multi-disciplinary environment closely with other practices ( notably, real estate, corporate, commercial, labor law) to sustain the grow of our public sector practice

You will demonstrate your skills and motivation to contribute to grow our public sector practice.

  • Specialist knowledge in public economic law, PPP's, state aids and public restructurings.

  • Fluent in English, French and Dutch.

  • Excellent legal, entrepreneurial and communication skills.

  • Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care

  • Excellent analytical skills necessary to master complex matters

  • Strong academics

  • Ability to demonstrate experience in marketing

Fieldfisher offers you the opportunity to work in a stimulating, international, developing and enriching environment. We offer you interesting and challenging work and training, as well as the support necessary for your personal and professional development. You will receive a competitive salary plus benefits. If you wish to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Fieldfisher, by e-mail BrusselsRecruitment@fieldfisher.com.

Our website: www.fieldfisher.com .

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.