(Senior) associate lawyer - IP/IT

Region: Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed
Your ref.:  LexGO09/09

Osborne Clarke is looking for an (senior) associate lawyer to join the IP/IT team

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Who is Osborne Clarke?

Osborne Clarke is an international full-service law firm with 25 offices in 13 different countries, spread over 3 continents with more than 1600 lawyers and employees. Osborne Clarke Belgium was opened in 2013 and has rapidly grown into a full-service law firm counting over 30 Belgian qualified lawyers, servicing market leaders, challenger brands and fast-growth businesses all over the world.

What sets us apart? It’s our future focus. And it’s our culture.

Our clients tell us time and time again that we’re approachable, knowledgeable and straightforward. They say it’s a big part of what they like about us, and why they’d choose us again. They know we deliver on client service and sector-based knowledge. But they also know we do all we can to give them the right advice today to help them succeed tomorrow.

Being future focused is part of who we are. It’s our unique culture that has helped us step away from stuffy stereotypes, be brave enough to break the mould and courageous enough to seek out new ways of delivering value, expertise and insights to our clients. Our culture ensures a great working environment that attracts top talent.

Who is Osborne Clarke Brussels looking for?

We are looking for an associate with ideally 3-5 years of experience to join our IP/IT/Data Protection team in 2022. The ideal candidate will have the relevant experience and be accustomed to handle contentious IP matters. You will be involved in a broad range of sectors where the client counts on our expertise in digitalization, life sciences, software and tech and internet platforms. You will have the opportunity to sharpen your legal skills by supporting our clients in a variety of complex and challenging matters, ranging from high-profile disputes, licensing deals and tech transfer transactions. A great part of what we do is driven by our ability to focus on, understand and get involved in the sectors where our clients do business, including Tech, Media & Communications, Life Sciences, and Financial Services & Payments. Within these sectors, you will also have the opportunity to broaden your experience in IT and data (protection) law.

You will work within the IP/IT/Data team under the supervision of partner and counsels, be in charge of matters, have direct contact with clients and expand your experience in IP disputes and advisory work. You will be part of an international group of lawyers with experts across the major European jurisdictions. You will be challenged, have a range of responsibilities, learn a lot and get a sense of what it means to be a sector-focussed, future-proof lawyer.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience in contentious IP law
  • is a true team player, with an international mind-set;
  • is eager to learn, innovative and dares to think outside the box;
  • is fluent in English with excellent French and Dutch;
  • has a Master’s degree in law with good academic results;
  • has good oral and written communications skills;
  • down to earth and is fun to work with.

What can Osborne Clarke Brussels offer to you?

Helping you succeed in tomorrow’s world. We offer you the opportunity to work with our team and advise a variety of (international) clients ranging from start-ups, growth-stage and multinational companies and entrepreneurs, mainly active in modern technologies (Technology & Media, FinTech, Life Sciences and Healthcare).

It is in our DNA within OC to adopt a pragmatic, client focus and proactive approach when responding to our clients’ needs. A lawyer at OC always delivers concrete and out-of-the-box solutions in line with today’s and tomorrow’s developments. We also work very closely with our colleagues in other jurisdictions.

We’re looking for the sharpest minds and the brightest talent to work with some of the best-known brands and businesses in the world. In return, you’ll be given the chance to shine. We give people the opportunity to contribute from the outset, with class-leading support and guidance every step of the way. Regardless of role or responsibility, we make sure that everybody has the chance to make an impact and bring something to the table.

At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.


Please send your application (curriculum vitae and letter of motivation) to [email protected]

Please mention the reference LexGO09/09

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