Junior Lawyer - Public Law

Recruiter
DLA Piper
Location
Antwerp (BE)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Jul 2018
Closes
13 Aug 2018
Role Classification
Lawyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE

THE ROLE

We are looking for a Junior Lawyer – Public Law who would like to become part of our team. Your focus will be on environmental law and planning.The role can either be based in Brussels or Antwerp. Our Belgian Public Law team is recognised as a top-tier team. Our ambition is to grow further and strengthen our position in the legal market. We are looking for a Junior Lawyer – Public Law with 1-2 years’ experience who would like to join our successful team.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Offer the entire scope of legal services to our clients with a focus on public law, administrative law, infrastructure & environmental law and planning

  • Provide legal advice to our clients and involvement in litigation matters

  • Further develop your skills as a lawyer and a strategic business advisor

  • Be involved in contentious matters and court procedures before the Council of State, the Council for Permit Disputes, the civil courts and any other administrative or judicial court

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • You have successfully obtained a Belgian Master’s degree in Law and can show evidence of an attractive academic track record

  • You graduated before June 2018 or are graduating in June 2018, or you have 1 to 2 years' experience in public law

  • A native Dutch speaker with excellent command of English and French (verbal and written)

  • You possess excellent technical, legal and language skills

  • The ambition and drive to help strengthen DLA Piper to become the leading environment and planning law firm in the Benelux

  • Driven by quality and willingness to go the extra mile

  • You are creative, well-organised, pro-active, flexible and a team player

  • Accuracy, confidentiality and punctuality are second nature to you

  • Ability to prioritise and manage complex and multiple tasks

  • You are looking to work in a dynamic yet demanding context

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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