Associate - Banking & Finance

Associate - Banking & Finance
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO16/05
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

CMS is an international law firm with more than 90 lawyers based in Brussels and Antwerp, providing clients with a full range of legal and tax solutions. CMS is an ambitious and growing international organization. 

With more than 5,000 lawyers worldwide, we are present in 47 countries and 84 offices located throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and China.   

CMS is a founding member of the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance ( Selection for recruitment is irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. 

CMS Belgium has been granted a silver medal by Ecovadis, the world's most trusted business sustainability rating. 


  • You have an excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, a good command in French is a plus 
  • You have gained experience in a legal department of a reputed financial institution or in a business law firm 
  • You hold a Belgian law degree with enviable academic results 
  • You have strong analytical skills and a creative mind 
  • You enjoy taking initiatives and have a real interest in business life 
  • You are an enthusiastic team-player, rigorous and attentive to accuracy 

Main responsibilities: 

  • Advise companies and national and international groups in several areas of banking & finance law 
  • Cooperate with the various foreign CMS law firms and the different CMS Belgium departments, to experience the multi-jurisdictional and multidisciplinary approach of cases 
  • Manage files, act with a satisfying degree of independence, under the supervision of a partner 
  • Assist to client meetings 

What we offer: 

  • Dynamic team 
  • Local direction team 
  • Yearly assessment 
  • Work-life balance: homeworking is possible with modalities to be agreed upon with your partner 
  • Entrepreneurial work environment 
  • Long term commitment to our lawyers 
  • Collaboration with other departments 
  • Collaboration on an international level with other CMS countries 
  • Custom-fit career path and trainings 
  • International CMS events, sporting events and conferences 
  • Sport activities 
  • Wellbeing activities and conferences 
  • Many internal events 
  • Possibility of individual language classes (French, English and Dutch) 
  • Bonus and yearly remuneration evaluation 
  • Invalidity and death insurance 
  • Phone subscription and iPhone 
  • Compulsory bar training and membership expenses coverage 

How to apply: 

If you are interested joining the banking & finance law team at CMS ( please send your CV with cover letter by email to Camille Vanhelleputte.  

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