Lawyer - IPT

Recruiter
DLA Piper
Location
Brussels (BE)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 May 2018
Closes
29 Jul 2018
Role Classification
Lawyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE

THE ROLE

DLA Piper is looking to hire a French speaking Lawyer with three to five years relevant experience for the department of Intellectual Property & Technology in Brussels. Within this department you'll have a versatile role that covers all aspects of Intellectual Property and Technology law, in particular electronic commerce, privacy and data protection, e-contracts and copyright.

This is a unique and challenging role in an international office. You'll have the opportunity to work with top lawyers in the sector and develop your own skills in a very interesting and challenging environment.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafting, reviewing and amending documentation

  • Strategically advising clients during meetings, on the phone and in writing

  • Liaising and taking instruction from clients

  • Attending client meetings

  • Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately

  • Business development - development of a personal plan, assistance with and implementation of business development campaign

  • Conducting legal research

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Belgian Master's Degree in Law

  • Three to five years relevant experience

  • Knowledge of specific topics (such as electronic invoicing, electronic signatures, e-government, outsourcing and open source software)

  • Knowledge of related jurisdictions (such as telecom, media and consumer law) or court proceedings is a plus

  • Experience with complex research assignments for national or international authorities

  • Organised and a flexible team player who feels at home, in an international context

  • Excellent legal skills

  • Native French speaker, with excellent command of English - verbal and written

THE FIRM

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.   

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment. 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks  relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

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