Mid-level Associate - Corporate M&A

Mid-level Associate - Corporate M&A
Region: Brussels
Required experience: 4 years
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO12/06
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

Founded in 1965, Liedekerke is one of the largest independent law firms in Belgium with over 130 lawyers and 60 staff members.

Our firm is recognised for its innovative thinking and legal expertise. We are a full-service business law firm. In our business, quality of service is essential, and it depends above all on those who are responsible for it. Liedekerke pays special attention to the value of its workers. Combining the right skills and individual experience with the right position is key to a flawless service.

The Corporate & M&A team

Our Corporate & Finance practice group provides our clients with practical and business-wise solutions in all corporate and M&A matters, including in the fields of capital markets, corporate governance, reorganisations, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, as well as corporate litigation.

The clients we serve encompass the whole spectrum of corporate players, ranging from sovereigns and public authorities, to start-ups, multinational corporations, PE and VC sponsors, family offices, senior managers, non-profit entities and foundations, as well as Belgian “blue chip” companies.

Our Corporate & Finance department is one of the largest in Belgium. By seamlessly combining their expertise and knowledge, our attorneys are able to quickly address our clients’ needs in corporate and M&A, whether these arise in Belgium or abroad. For cross-border transactions, they work on a daily basis with top-tier foreign law firms.

We are currently looking for an associate with a strong interest in corporate law and M&A work. 

What we offer

As an associate in our team, you will be involved in a broad range of matters for a varied client base, with a particular focus on M&A and PE/VC transactions. Your tasks will include drafting, reviewing and negotiating deal documentation, engaging with our clients and their counterparts, and managing matters from inception to closing:

As a member of the team, you can expect:

  • dealing with highly interesting, challenging and varying corporate and M&A matters;
  • direct facing client work as well as transactional work, from day one;
  • a multilingual, open and stimulating environment;
  • professional training on various “non legal” topics (business, communication, financial literacy, language and networking, IT skills etc.);
  • a true commitment to your legal education and training, and continuous know-how sharing;
  • an attractive compensation and benefits package, and a personalised professional grow path;
  • a green and efficient mobility with our offices located next to the Brussels Central Station;
  • a friendly atmosphere, focused on collegiality, excellence and teamwork;
  • active participation in the development of our practice;
  • a team of experienced professionals willing to support you any time.

What we expect

Our new colleague: 

  • is a native (or, if not native, a perfect) French speaker, with an excellent command of English and a good knowledge of Dutch; 
  • has a first class Belgian law degree – additional education abroad and/or advanced master’s in Corporate/Business Law is a plus;
  • has obtained excellent academic results;
  • has gained 4 to 6 years of experience with a top Belgian or international law firm;
  • has excellent organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • has a hands-on mentality, is proactive and ready to take initiative;
  • is client-oriented and has a practical and commercial mindset;
  • is a team player while working independently;
  • is never against a good laugh between serious meetings and calls.

Are you the one we are looking for?

Click on the “apply” button and launch your professional career at Liedekerke! 

Be sure to include the following documents:

  • your resume (with a description of your work experience so far);
  • a motivation letter;
  • the transcript of your Bachelor’s degree(s) and any other Master’s degree(s) or additional qualifications.

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to Jolien Rooselaers via j.rooselaers@liedekerke.com.

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