Mid-level Associate in Public & Administrative Law

Region: Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Public , Other
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed

Bird & Birid is looking for a Mid-level Associate in Public & Administrative Law excellent Dutch and English to join its regulatory law team.

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Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a strong grasp of strategic commercial issues. We combine legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking to help clients achieve their commercial goals. Our vision is to be the number one law firm for organisations being changed by technology and the digital world.

We have over 1,300 lawyers in 29 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world.

If you want to find out more, visit www.twobirds.com.

Our Brussels office covers all areas of business law and brings together more than 40 lawyers from 9 different countries.

Our Regulatory & Administrative Group boasts some of the world’s leading regulatory lawyers, many of whom have long-standing relationships with European and national regulators and a superb network in political, economic and management circles.

We provide interdisciplinary advice to public sector entities as well as national and international companies in the areas of security and defence, IT and communications, life sciences, healthcare, finance, energy, public transport, railway and construction.

Our expertise and advice follows a life cycle approach covering all stages of a public or private project, including contract and licensing issues, business strategy in the light of regulatory requirements and approaches of regulatory authorities, both at EU level and at national levels across Europe and Asia.

We also represent clients as defendants, complainants or interveners in regulatory and competition investigations by EU and national authorities. In the course of a public project, we will be active in the management of disputes through court proceedings (appeal procedures, actions) and non-judicial dispute resolutions (arbitration, mediation).

We work with our clients to develop strategies for resolving regulatory changes, manage your relationships with regulators and, where possible, help you to achieve regulatory clarification from national, regional or local governments.

The regulatory law team of our Brussels office is looking to recruit an Associate with 2 to 5 years of experience.

The role

  • You will be given responsibility and will have direct client contact from day one; 
  • You will work closely with and will be mentored by a partner and a counsel and enjoy challenging, cutting-edge work‎; 
  • You will be actively involved in marketing and business development initiatives (such as client seminars, alerts and publications);
  • You will receive continuous training and feedback from our legal experts to help you develop your legal, business and interpersonal skills.
  • You will find we offer an environment in which people genuinely enjoy working together and learning from each other, and
  • There’s no work without play which is why you will experience the Bird & Bird social life too. Immerse yourself in the friendly and vibrant culture that makes Bird & Bird, and our people, so unique.

Your profile

  • A strong academic background. A postgraduate in public and administrative law is an advantage;
  • At least 2 years (and ideally more) of relevant professional experience;
  • Experience with public procurement law, pharmaceutical law and other regulated industries (food, chemicals), or general public law and administrative law is an advantage;
  • An excellent command of Dutch and English, and a good command of French, both orally and in writing;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Committed to delivering high-quality work;
  • A good team player, eager to learn, fitting in well with our open, entrepreneurial culture; and
  • Interested in business development activities.



Submitting your application

If you are interested in applying, please send your application to http://fsr.cvmailuk.com/twobirds/main.cfm

Alternatively you can send your application to brussels.recruitment@twobirds.com, including your personal application letter and information on your grades.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact our HR manager Anneke Vermeir on 02 282 60 57, who will be happy to help.

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