Associate Corporate Litigation

Associate Corporate Litigation
Region: Berchem
Required experience: 3 years
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO1706-I
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

Astrea is the all-round legal partner par excellence for all Belgian and international companies, offering specialist legal advice to businesses, corporate sector players, professional associations and local and international public agencies.

To deliver on its ambitions and current growth, Astrea is currently looking for an Associate to join its Corporate Litigation team!

What sets Astrea apart from other law firms?

‍With more than 50 expert lawyers and various areas of expertise, Astrea is an established name in the Antwerp region and far beyond. Our core business? We combine big-firm legal expertise with personalized attention of a boutique firm, or even better: multiple boutique firms.  Legal services across branches of law. Committed, reasoned and always with a pragmatic approach.

What will you do?‍

As an Associate, you will perform challenging legal work for large and medium-sized Belgian and foreign companies. You will join a growing team of corporate litigation specialists with whom you will work closely, and be in direct contact with our clients.
Astrea’s Corporate Litigation team advises clients on complex litigation matters that fall under corporate law.

  • You will assist the clients in the pre-litigation and the litigation phase.
  • You will assist with drafting answers to queries / claims, determining potential liability, advising on mitigating actions, advising clients on the legal merits and on an appropriate legal strategy. 
  • You will assist with drafting pleadings and summons, conclusions, elaborating arguments and support with relevant documentation; 
  • You are in close contact with clients, you thoroughly analyze their needs and aid to develop effective strategies to their problems.
  • You represent Astrea by attending various events, by contributing to newsletters and publications and by contributing to external client seminars.
  • You ensure that your professional knowledge is always up to date by actively participating in internal or external professional groups, training courses and seminars.

What does our ideal candidate look like?

  • ‍You have a Belgian master's degree in law, ideally with a focus on corporate law. 
  • You have at least 3 years of solid experience in Corporate Litigation. 
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.  
  • You are customer-oriented, accurate and able to provide thorough analysis and practical solutions.
  • You are a real team player with strong communication skills and entrepreneurial spirit, but you are also able to work independently.

‍What’s in it for you?

At Astrea you will have the opportunity to participate in the further development of a renowned practice with listings in international rankings, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR. You can work on your professional education, your career planning and building your own client base.

As an Associate, you will join Astrea’s team of corporate law specialists who focus primarily on challenging corporate litigation work. 
Furthermore, Astrea offers a competitive salary package and a healthy work-life balance.

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