Junior and mid-level Associates - Corporate M&A

Junior and mid-level Associates - Corporate M&A
Region: Brussels
Required experience: One year
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO08/07
Contract: Self-employed (Full-time)

Company description

Van Bael & Bellis (VBB) is a leading independent law firm based in Brussels, with offices in London and Geneva, the latest being exclusively dedicated to WTO matters. 

VBB is one of the rare independent law firms with a truly international dimension, both in terms of lawyers and clients.   

We offer our clients the support of a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and a truly international perspective.  We work on complex, high end international assignments, which require deep knowledge of the law, yet practical results for our demanding clients. 

Established almost 40 years ago, our firm has grown to include more than 100 lawyers from 25 different countries. While the working language of the office is English, the lawyers speak more than 25 different languages.  

Since our inception, we have developed a reputation as one of the most skilful teams of lawyers in our areas of expertise, providing specialised advice to clients ranging from multinational corporations and government bodies to international trade associations and international law firms.

Our Brussels office is currently looking for junior and mid-level associates to join our Transactions team.


You will be part of the corporate M&A practice of VBB’s Transactions team, which is one of the fast-growing departments of the firm, with an increasingly strong market reputation. 

VBB’s Transactions team handles all ranges of complex Belgian and cross-border transactional services.  This includes mergers and acquisitions, capital markets (debt and equity), insolvency and restructuring, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as corporate real estate transactions. 

Being consistently ranked as one of the leading independent corporate M&A practices in Belgium, the team is now seeking to accelerate its expansion through the focused hire of motivated junior and mid-level lawyer.

Together with the firm’s partners, you will assist the firm’s clients and provide them with high quality legal business advice in corporate M&A matters.


  • You are a Belgian-qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials. Preferably, you have an additional Master's degree from an English-speaking university.
  • You have up to five years’ experience in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions at a reputable law firm or as an inhouse counsel.
  • You are a Dutch-native speaker, fluent in English, with a proficient knowledge of French.
  • You are a team player, able to work independently, professionally confident and want to be part of a growing team.

Our offer

We offer you challenging work in a stimulating and dynamic international environment, with a motivated and enthusiastic transactional services team and colleagues. 

You will be offered a highly attractive remuneration package in accordance with your experience. 

You will be given the opportunity to work on high-profile cases, with extensive client and market exposure, and you will be stimulated to develop your own growth path.  Whilst you will be part of an integrated team, you will also enjoy a lot of independence and will have the chance to develop your own initiatives.

The firm invests heavily in its people, and prides itself on maintaining a friendly, informal and sociable working atmosphere with respect for work-life balance.

In view of the growth perspectives of the Transactions team, you will have real future prospects with us as a lawyer. 


If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to our recruitment team via email (click on the "Apply" button).  For more information about our firm and practice areas, please check our website. 

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