Associate IP/IT Law

Associate IP/IT Law
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO20/03
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

Osborne Clarke is an international full-service law firm with 26 offices in 13 different countries, spread over 3 continents with more than 2220 lawyers and employees. 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 IP/IT & Data team.

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.

Who is Osborne Clarke Brussels looking for?

We are looking to support the growth of the IP/IT & Data team with an associate with three to five years of experience. The perfect candidate will have demonstrated expertise in one of our core areas of expertise (IP/IT) and a willingness to engage with a variety of high-end, complex and rewarding matters in the field. Our clients count on our expertise in a very broad spectrum of matters, ranging from technology and digital regulation to patent and trade secrets litigation, data (privacy), AI and big data, cybersecurity and -resilience, outsourcing and technology transactions, etc. Hence, preference will go to candidates with previous exposure to our key sectors (Tech, Media & Communications, FinTech and Financial Services, Life Sciences & Healthcare ).

We are looking for a team-player willing to find their place in the ensemble. You will have the opportunity to widen your experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters and be exposed to national and international clients in this broad range of IT, IP, Tech & Data matters. You will also have the chance to sharpen your legal skills by specializing over time in your fields of interest. You will be challenged, be in charge of managing your workload and growing your network, meet with innovative clients, and get a sense of what it means to be a sector-focused, future-proof lawyer within a dynamic and international network.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • has 3 to 5 years of experience in IT and/or IP law within a leading Belgian or international law firm;
  • is a true team player, with an international mindset, willing to join a growing team with plenty of opportunities;
  • is eager to learn and be innovative and dares to think outside the box; 
  • is a native Dutch speaker with an excellent command of English and French; 
  • has a Belgian law degree with excellent academic results. Having an LL.M. qualification in IT/IP law is an asset;  
  • has good oral and written communication skills.

What can Osborne Clarke Brussels offer 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 (Technology & Media, FinTech, Life Sciences and Healthcare).

It is in our DNA within OC to adopt a pragmatic, client focus and proactive approach when responding to our clients’ needs. A lawyer at OC 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. 

Do you want to connect with us?

Apply now!

Benjamin Docquir
Head of IP/IT & Data Protection 

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