Lawyer, IPT - Intellectual Property and Technology

Region: Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: IP/IT/Media
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed

DLA Piper is looking to hire a Lawyer with three to five years' relevant experience for the practice group of Intellectual Property & Technology in Brussels.

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DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.


DLA Piper is looking to hire a Lawyer with three to five years' relevant experience for the practice group of Intellectual Property & Technology in Brussels. Within this practice group you will have a versatile role that covers all aspects (advisory, litigation and contracting) of intellectual property law, with a main focus on

soft IP such as copyrights, trademark rights, design rights, database rights etc. In addition to the latter, relevant experience in patent law, IT law and, more generally, commercial law (distribution, agency, franchising etc.) are important assets.


This is a unique and challenging role in an international office. You will have the opportunity to work with top lawyers in the sector and develop your own skills in a very interesting and challenging environment.

  • Drafting, reviewing and amending legal documentation such as advises, trial briefs and commercial contracts
  • Managing contentious matters
  • Strategically advising clients in meetings, on the phone and in writing
  • Liaising and taking instruction from clients
  • Supporting Junior Lawyers where needed
  • Attending client meetings
  • Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately
  • Legal research


  • You are an organized and flexible team player who feels at home in an international context
  • You have successfully obtained a Belgian Master's degree in Law with an attractive academic track record
  • A Manama or Master in IP (IT) law is required
  • 3-5 years' relevant experience
  • Excellent technical legal skills
  • Fluency in Dutch and English, French is an asset
  • You are able to prioritize and manage effectively multiple and complex tasks
  • Accuracy, confidentiality and punctuality are key traits
  • You thrive in a dynamic but yet demanding environment
  • You can identify yourself with the DLA values


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre- engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic

qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.



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