Restructuring Associate

Region: Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Litigation, Corporate law, Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed
Your ref.: LexGO08/11

We are looking to recruit a French speaking Restructuring Lawyer to join our award winning office in Belgium. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly technical and diverse team of some of the best Restructuring lawyers in the country.

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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, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

Our Success. Your Opportunity.

DLA Piper thrives on complex challenges and delivers exceptional results to clients. We operate globally across more than 40 countries, a team of trusted advisors, innovators and game-changers who go above and beyond to challenge the status-quo. 

We are looking to recruit a French speaking Restructuring Lawyer to join our award winning office in Belgium. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly technical and diverse team of some of the best Restructuring lawyers in the country, which offers exposure to complex and multi-jurisdictional matters. You will work with our global team to drive change, open new opportunities and accelerate growth for both our clients and our people. 

If you have a commercial mind and a keen interest in activities that promote business growth, this is a tremendously exciting opportunity to develop your career with the world’s largest global law firm - reaching your full potential by exploring the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. 

Find out more about how to progress your career with us.


As a Lawyer within the Restructuring department in our Brussels office, you will be responsible for providing a wide range of services to our clients. You will be tasked with preparing legal advice and developing your talents as a Lawyer before the Belgian courts, both in court cases and in insolvency proceedings. In collaboration with the Partners, you will assist our clients and advise them on strategic advice with regards to restructuring, refinancing, collateral and insolvency proceedings. 

Your role will involve:

  • Driving the litigation, restructuring and insolvency matters
  • Liaise with partners to receive necessary inputs where needed
  • Collaborate closely with the team to discuss case strategy and risks
  • Assist clients and advise them on restructuring, refinancing, collateral and insolvency proceedings



We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 0 - 5 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. 

  • Belgian Master’s degree in Law obtained, and can show evidence of an attractive academic track record. 
  • Qualified to practice as a Lawyer in Belgium 
  • 0 - 5 years of relevant experience in Restructuring Law
  • Native French speaker with excellent command of English and Dutch (verbal and written) 
  • High work standards with strong service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You have excellent legal skills and an analytical mind, with attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and efficiently deal with complex files
  • Well organised, proactive, flexible, pragmatic, social and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast paced international environment
  • Accuracy, confidentiality and punctuality are second nature to you
  • Keen on working in a dynamic yet demanding and rewarding context


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will 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.


To apply, send your most updated resume and potentially a Motivation Letter to [email protected]

Please mention the reference "LexGO08/11"

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