Trade & Sanctions Lawyer

Trade & Sanctions Lawyer
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 2 years
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO03/10
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

LegalUp Talents is your Tax & Legal Recruitment Partner in Belgium. Launched in 2022 by Eléonore van der Gracht, former Business Lawyer at the Brussels Bar, thanks to her broad experience as Recruiter at the largest international recruitment companies, and the wide network she has developed since many years now.

She is specialised in the recruitment of Tax & Legal Talents, from junior to top management positions, for Belgian or international law firms and companies, in highly diverse sectors, for permanent positions or interim management missions.

My client

My client is a Niche Law Firm, founded by Partners coming from major international Law Firms, with multinational Lawyers, specialised in International Law, International Trade Policy & EU Sanctions Law, based in Brussels (EU area).

The Firm is highly recognised for the expertise and experience in the field of EU Sanctions Law & Compliance.

They are advising private sector clients like international companies, associations & federations on litigation & sanctions compliance issues. 

The team is also assisting the EU Institutions & EU Member States in developing new strategies and conceptual changes of the sanctions toolbox as an instrument of Common Foreign and Security Policy. 


As Lawyer in International Trade Law, Sanctions Law & Export Control Law you will have following responsabilities :

  • Litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union 
  • Legal advice on Sanctions Law, including relating to sanctions compliance in Belgium and developing compliance programmes for businesses
  • Liaise with Belgian national competent authorities & with EU institutions (Commission & Council)
  • Monitoring & reporting on international sanctions developments
  • Conducting due diligence and background research

Searched profile

As Lawyer in International Trade Law, Sanctions Law & Export Control Law, the following criteria are required :

  • Master's degree in law
  • Experience as Lawyer in Trade and/or Sanctions Law, ideally in an international or large law firm
  • Admitted to Belgian Bar 
  • English Fluent. French or Russian knowledge is a plus
  • Knowledge of the EU institutional framework  
  • Strong initiative and excellent organisational skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills


  • Niche Law Firm with high expertise in EU Sanctions Law
  • International team of Lawyers
  • Various interesting private & institutional international clients
  • Autonomy, flexibility, and very good work-life balance
  • Very competitive remuneration package, in line with major law firms
  • Growing perspectives, including the opportunity to become Partner

Interested ?

Feel free to contact Eléonore van der Gracht confidentially and without any commitment (via the apply button)!

Apply Now! 

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