Lawyer in Social Law

Lawyer in Social Law
Region: Brussels
Required experience: One year
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO04/04
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.

Our client

Our client is a Global Law Firm, with more than 5.000 people across 35 countries. 

Their capability is full-service. They have deep niche and sector experience. They are ambitious for their clients: whatever their challenge, wherever they are, the firm is equipped to deliver commercial, pragmatic advice that advances their business. This means that the firm is also ambitious for its people too.

To strengthen the Brussels Employment Labour & Pensions team we are looking for 2 Associates with around 1 to 10 years of experience in employment law.

The Social department is a "stand alone" department of the firm, which is highly reputed on international level (top 5), so you won't work as a supportive team of the corporate one!


  • Individual employment law (dismissals and protections, harassment, work incapacity, changes in working conditions, competition, etc)
  • Collective employment law (collective labour agreements, collective redundancies, social aspects of reorganizations/transfers of undertakings, working time, etc)
  • Closure of companies, termination of employment contracts, drafting and reviewing of work regulations and policies
  • Change management issues
  • Working with foreign companies at both Belgian & pan-European level
  • Cross border operation
  • Consultation of employee's representatives
  • Collective bargaining in the event of company restructurings
  • Complex Litigation work

Must have

  • Belgian Master in Law
  • 1 to 10 years' Experience in Employment Law
  • Dutch or French native, English Fluent
  • High standards of performance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sound business acumen, solution focused and deal oriented
  • Ability to work well both in a dynamic team and individually

Nice to have

  • LLM in Social Law
  • French or Dutch knowledge
  • Strong academical records

What's great in the job?

  • You will join an environment that’s international, flexible, friendly and respectful, where everyone pursues excellence: focusing on what needs to be done and making it happen, working hard and going the extra mile. 
  • Wherever you are in your career, you will progress with them and the changing world. Diverse skillsets and global mindsets, there’s always something new to engage with. You are encouraged to put your ideas into action.
  • The firm has an inherent respect for the individual, a strong belief in collaboration and teamwork. They are here for one another and they are one team. Whatever their role, they are all pursuing excellence. They are agile and trusted partners, professional and approachable, bright and down-to-earth, ambitious and responsible. And that’s good for everyone. For you, for your success. And for what’s next.
  • Autonomy, flexibility, and very good work-life balance.
  • Very competitive remuneration package with reachable targets & bonus!

- This opportunity is handled exclusively by LegalUp Talents, your Tax & Legal Recruitment Partner in Belgium -


Feel free to contact Eléonore van der Gracht confidentially and without any commitment!
Mobile: +32 472 806 343

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