Junior Associate - Employment in Brussels



The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a mid-level associate to join ateam that is recognised as one of the leading Employment law teams in Belgium, and one that gives pragmatic, commercial advice in abusiness-friendly way. Associates work in a professional environment,for a range of partners, and can expect a good variety of work.

We can offer a breadth of work and the successful candidate will be involved in and have a focus on the whole range of individual and collective employment law matters including employment litigation work. This role would suit someone who, in addition to the technicalskills, has the ability to drive the business forward and develop strong client relationships.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Advising clients on a wide range of complex employment matters often on an international basis including :
  • Individual and Collective Reductions in force
  • Advice in relation to employment contracts, management services agreements and consultancy related contracts for executive hiring,including corporate governance aspects
  • Employment aspects of integration and other corporate projects
  • Labor relations with employee representative bodies
  • Day to day employment law advice on individual employment law aspects, including advice on working time, (equity) compensation and other benefits, leave regimes etc., as well as on collective labour law issues such social elections and impact of corporate transactions on employee representative bodies (works council, committee for prevention and protection and trade union delegation)and company-level collective bargaining agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Executive compensation & employee benefits
  • Equity matters
  • Developing relationships with clients including gaining a good knowledge of the client’s businesses, economic drivers, and market and sector requirements in order to ensure the advice is relevant and commercial.
  • Associates are given regular and direct contact with clients depending on their level of responsibility
  • Engaging in business development activities, being active in the promotion of the firm, and seeking new opportunities
  • Working as part of a team includes taking an active part in sharing knowledge and experience within the team.
  • There are regular opportunities for secondments with clients and to other offices under the firm's associate exchange programme.

  • The Team

    Our Employment Practice Group has the global experience and local knowledge to handle all day-to-day employment issues that arise within companies. We also represent clients in complex matters such as collective lay-offs, closings, trade union negotiations, negotiations related to mergers and acquisitions and high profile employment litigations.

    Our employment lawyers work closely together with colleagues in Baker McKenzie offices around the world to give clients commercially pragmatic,
    tailor-made solutions to help them effectively manage their workforces.

    We want to offer our clients advice which is ahead of the curve and pragmatic. Our demand of each lawyer is as high as our clients' expectations, that is why we invest continuously in developing and training our legal talent.

    We offer a stimulating work environment with an open, friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere, as well as commitment to personal and professional development and excellent training.

    Key Skills and Experience Required

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the following:

  • Strong academic background
    (Belgian law degree)
  • An additional foreign Law Degree is recommended
  • 6 months to 3 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent command of English, Dutch and French
  • High quality work standards
  • Strong client-service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually

  • Why Join Us?

    Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advisemany of the worlds most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,200 people in 78 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

    Baker McKenzie opened its first Belgian office in Brussels in1957. In 2002, it opened its Antwerp office. Today, Baker McKenzie has more than 80 Belgian qualified lawyers across the two offices

    The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number ofrecent awards, including:

  • Named Acritas' World's Strongest Law Firm Brand for 11 consecutive years and were named Global Law Firm ofthe Year in Europe at the Lawyer European Awards 2020.
  • Ranked as one of the Stonewall Top Global Employer for 2020 , reflecting our commitment to our progressive valuesand our collaborative, diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Top 75 employers in the 2020 Social Mobility Employer Index - Ranked 10th
  • 2019 Best Law Firm for Women - Working Mother Magazine, Law360& Euromoney
  • 2019 Lambda Legal Law Firm Leadership Award - for commitment toaddressing the legal needs of homeless youths
  • Best Law Firm in the Voluntary Carbon Market 2019 - Environmental Finance
  • Climate Change Firm of the Year - Who's Who Legal Awards
  • TARGET job awards 2020 - Finalist for most popular graduaterecruiter in law
  • LCN Best Trainer 2020 – nominee Best Recruiter Large City firm

  • Have a look at our YouTube channel to find out more about us!

    Extra informatie

    Werkuren per week
    8 - 40
    Tijdelijke fulltime baan
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