Lawyer – Associate

Term: Permanent
Department: Employment
Location: Brussels
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 and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

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 600 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 Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

Fieldfisher (Belgium) LLP is a European law firm that offers its clients services in all areas of business law. Our specialty is our in-depth knowledge of certain key sectors of the economy, including information technology, media, life sciences, banking and finance, distribution and aerospace. We work for the most innovative, technologically advanced companies.

The Team

Our Employment-Law team assists and advises both Belgian and foreign companies and individuals in all aspects of employment law: individual and collective employment (labor law), (national/international) social security and business migration.

In the context of recent expansion of our Employment & Benefits department in Brussels, we are currently looking for an Associate with employment law experience (working or combined with a master after master in employment law). Such experience might typically have been gained by a solicitor working in a similar law firm to ours for around 2/3 years but may be demonstrated in other ways.

Key Skills & Experience
  • You hold a Master's degree with very good results;

  • An additional Master's degree in employment law or assistantship are a plus;

  • You are bilingual (French (mother tongue or equivalent level) - Dutch) and have a strong knowledge of English;

  • You are proactive, a good communicator and good team player who has a sense of initiative that business life requires.

We offer you the opportunity to work in a stimulating and enriching environment. We also offer fascinating work and training/coaching, as well as the human and material support necessary for the development of your experience. You also benefit from a very attractive payment and from diverse benefits.

If you wish to apply, please send your resume and covering letter by e-mail to  Brusselsrecruitment@fieldfisher.com

Our website: http://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.