Lawyer - Employment

Recruiter
DLA Piper
Location
Brussels (BE)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Nov 2018
Closes
25 Jan 2019
Role Classification
Lawyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE

THE ROLE

DLA Piper's global employment practice advises clients worldwide on employment legislation, helping them meet their workforce objectives. We partner with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions and manage risk in relation to their employment, incentives and pension’s legal challenges and objectives. With lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, our global employment team is one of the largest in the world, with one of the widest geographical footprints of any international law firm.

Our clients range from startups to emerging multinationals and some of the biggest and best-known global brands in the world. We work with our clients locally, internationally and across borders. Our global reach and local knowledge mean that we can partner with clients to drive consistency, deliver cost savings and help them identify and manage their priorities and risk across multiple locations. We assist our clients with acquisitions, outsourcings, expansions or reductions-in-force, local or international employee relations, data protection, local, cross-border or collective litigation, compliance, and risk management issues.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of our Employment group, you will work alongside a team of Lawyers, specialising in providing a wide scope of legal services to our clients. You will have the opportunity to give advice and legal opinions about all aspects of individual and collective labour law; you will draft employment agreements, dismissal letters, settlement deeds and collective bargaining agreements. You will become fully immersed in litigating, assisting in negotiations with trade unions, pleadings etc.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • A Belgian Master’s degree in Labour law, and an excellent academic track record

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience in Labour law

  • Native Dutch speaker, with excellent command of English (verbal and written). French is a plus

  • Excellent technical legal language skills

  • Well-organised, pro-active, flexible and a team player

  • Strong at prioritising, and dealing efficiently with multiple complex files

  • A high degree of accuracy

  • The ability to flourish in a dynamic, demanding yet rewarding environment

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.