Tax Associate

Tax Associate
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 2 years
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO05/12 - R00008087
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

Linklaters is a leading global law firm which specializes in advising the world’s top companies, funds, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centers, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world.

We approach matters holistically and ensure that our tax advice, and any implementation, reflects the wider legal and commercial context. We bring real-time insights into trends, attitudes and legislative developments and provide advice that will stand the test of time. 

Who are we looking for?

Linklaters Belgium is looking for a bright and confident lawyer to reinforce its tax team.

When should you apply?

  • You have 2 to 3 years’ experience and a keen interest in tax and legal matters on a global scale. 
  • You are a native French speaker and have an excellent command of English. An excellent passive command of Dutch and basic conversation skills are also required.  
  • You obtained a Belgian law degree with excellent academic results, possibly combined with additional education abroad or a postgraduate degree in tax law.
  • You have a strong analytical sense, excellent drafting skills, are commercially aware and solution oriented. 
  • You are a team player, and you have the ability to navigate complex cases, whilst staying focused on the desired output and client satisfaction.
  • You are curious and have an entrepreneurial mindset, you’re creative and willing to challenge the status quo, knowing you will be based in a firm which is striving to be consistently excellent, admired and at the cutting edge of the global legal market.

Who are we?

Our integrated teams of tax, corporate, finance, regulatory and dispute resolution lawyers have a broad client base, spanning corporates, governments/sovereigns, funds and financial institutions. This results in a rounded approach and tailored, realistic, commercially-sound advice.

Our expertise and experience of advising on the tax aspects of corporate transactions is unrivalled. We frequently work on structuring domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and demergers, as well as corporate reorganizations.

We regularly advise on the tax issues that are key to structuring domestic and cross-border investments, as well as the structuring of share-based incentives, including for funds and financial investor clients. 

Our team is known for structuring the most complex and challenging financial transactions, including regulatory capital and hybrid financing packages, structured bond transactions, rights issues, loan agreements and securitizations.

Our contentious tax group provides experienced advice and guidance at all stages of a potential dispute with a tax authority, or a third party, on a tax-related matter.

We support clients through a variety of business challenges, including advising on tax aspects of crisis management.

Linklaters Belgium has offices in Brussels and Antwerp.

What do we offer?

Our business as a law firm is a people business. You would be part of a dynamic and integrated group of talented and engaged lawyers who are recognized experts in their respective fields of expertise. We adhere much value to teamwork and invest substantially in the personal development of our lawyers.

You would also benefit from state-of-the-art training on a practice, local and global level both on technical legal and on “soft” skills (e.g. presentation and business development skills).

Linklaters operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Technical Skills:

This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

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