Associate Commercial Law

Associate Commercial Law
Region: Brussels
Required experience: One year
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO15/01
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 10 years ago and has rapidly grown into a full-service law firm counting 40 European lawyers, servicing market leaders, challenger brands and fast-growth businesses all over the world.


No external recruitment agency, direct application only

Osborne Clarke is looking for a (Junior or Senior) associate lawyer to join the Commercial 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 for someone who:  

- has 1 to 7 years of experience in commercial law: 

  • with a focus on contract law, consumer & product regulatory law, as well as (commercial) litigation; 
  • and/or retail sector (distribution, commercial leases, litigation);

- is a true team player, with an international mindset;

- is rigorous, precise, pro-active and pragmatic;

- is a native Dutch or French speaker with excellent knowledge of English and a good command of the other national language;

- possesses a Belgian law degree with excellent academic results; an additional UK/US LL.M. is a plus;

- has good oral and written communications skills.

What can Osborne Clarke Brussels offer?

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

Depending on your expertise or field of interest: 

  • You will assist a large number of national and international clients on general and specific contract law, including (commercial) lease, loan, service contracts and settlements; 
  • And/or you will assist a large number of local and foreign distributors to set up their development strategy, adapt their working methods to the considered market, including the management of their network in Belgium and abroad. Taking a global approach, you will gain expertise on all the legal domains related to the retail sector, such as distribution contracts (franchise, exclusive distributorship, agency, etc.), commercial lease contracts, transfers of business, trade practices (publicity, commercial promotions, brands), antitrust (vertical restrictions), GDPR and intellectual property issues.

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. 

Do you want to connect with us?

Apply now and send your CV and cover letter by email (click on the "Apply" button below)

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