Associate EU & Competition Law

Associate EU & Competition Law
Region: Brussels
Required experience: One year
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO18/01
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with over 270 Partners and more than 900 talented lawyers in 26 locations. Our sector-based approach enables us to help our clients tackle the issues they are facing today, and prepare for the ones that they will face tomorrow. Advising them both comprehensively and commercially. We love working closely with our clients on new deals, products and solutions which will transform their businesses, markets and even sectors. And our unique approachable culture is not an added extra, it's fundamental to our success.

Osborne Clarke opened its Brussels office nearly 10 years ago and has rapidly grown into a full-service law firm counting over 35 Belgian and Dutch qualified lawyers, servicing market leaders, challenger brands and fast-growth businesses all over the world.


Osborne Clarke is looking for an associate lawyer to join the EU & Competition Law team in Brussels, Belgium.

Who is Osborne Clarke Brussels looking for?

We are looking to reinforce the EU & Competition Law team with an associate with at least three years of work experience in a reputable law firm or a competition authority. The ideal candidate not only has experience in antitrust and merger control law, but also in neighbouring areas, such as state aid, trade, public procurement or EU regulatory, and has worked in the Benelux. 

You will be involved in a broad range of matters where the client counts on our expertise in EU and competition law to defend their national, European and international interests. You will be part of an international team with experts based across the major European jurisdictions.

Osborne Clarke is committed to recruiting exceptional talent and welcomes the changes in the working world that prioritize flexible and imaginative approaches to each individual's work/life needs. To this end, candidates with promising but unconventional career paths are also invited to apply. For candidates with substantially more experience, part-time positions can be considered. 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • has experience with Belgian competition law; 
  • is entrepreneurial and wants to be part of a growing practice;
  • is a true team player, with an international mind-set;
  • is eager to learn, be innovative and dares to think outside the box; 
  • has at least three years of working experience in a reputable law firm or a competition authority;
  • has a Belgian or Dutch law degree with excellent academic results;
  • is qualified (or eligible to qualify) in Belgium or the Netherlands;
  • is fluent in English as well as French, good Dutch language skills is a plus; 
  • has good oral and written communications skills; and
  • has a good sense of humour and is pleasant to work with. 

What can Osborne Clarke Brussels offer to you?

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world. We offer you the opportunity to work with our team and advise a variety of (international) clients ranging from start-ups, growth-stage and multinational companies and entrepreneurs, mainly active in modern technologies (Digital Business, FinTech, Life Sciences and Healthcare).

It is in our DNA within Osborne Clarke to adopt a pragmatic, client focused and proactive approach when responding to our clients' needs. A lawyer at Osborne Clarke always delivers concrete and out-of-the-box solutions in line with today's and tomorrow's developments. We also work very closely with our colleagues in other jurisdictions.

We’re looking for the sharpest minds and the brightest talent to work with some of the best-known brands and businesses in the world. In return, you’ll be given the chance to shine. We give people the opportunity to contribute from the outset, with class-leading support and guidance every step of the way. Regardless of role or responsibility, we make sure that everybody has the chance to make an impact and bring something to the table.

At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles. 

What sets us apart? it’s our future focus. and it’s our culture.

Our clients tell us time and time again that we’re approachable, knowledgeable and straightforward. They say it’s a big part of what they like about us, and why they’d choose us again. They know we deliver on client service and sector-based knowledge. But they also know we do all we can to give them the right advice today to help them succeed tomorrow.

Being future focused is part of who we are. It’s our unique culture that has helped us step away from stuffy stereotypes, be brave enough to break the mould and courageous enough to seek out new ways of delivering value, expertise and insights to our clients. Our culture ensures a great working environment that attracts top talent.

Do you want to connect with us?

Please send your application [ curriculum vitae + motivation letter ] by email via the apply button

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