Sole Legal Associate

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Commercial, Employment & Social Security, IP/IT/Media, Corporate law, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO19/11

POLITICO is growing!  Our Finance and Operations team is looking to welcome a Sole Legal Associate in a brand new role in the Brussels headquarters.

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POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. It is the essential online, mobile and print destination for the most influential people in the world. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, POLITICO boasts an enormous roster of the most talented reporters and editors in the world.

Our Finance and Operations team is looking to welcome a Sole Legal Associate in a brand new role in the Brussels headquarters.Over the past five years we have grown from our headquarters in Brussels to include offices in Paris, London and Berlin. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our three different legal entities across Belgium, France and the UK and colleagues across business departments.

For the differents legal entities of our Group (currently 3 legal entities: 1 in Belgium, 1 in France, 1 in the UK):

  • Providing accurate, relevant and timely advice to the Group entities and other members of staff on a variety of legal topics (Commercial, Data Protection & Privacy, IP, and Insurance) that relate to our business sector and our products or services
  • Coordinating with external counsels for Corporate and Labour law matters
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various commercial contracts and agreements
  • Managing and mitigating legal risks by designing and implementing company policies and procedures
  • Ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to our businesses
  • Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the Group entities
  • Communicating with and managing any third-party bodies such as lawyers, insurance brokers and external counsel
  • Staying up-to-date with changes to legislation, particularly in relation to laws, rules and regulations that directly affect our business and specific industry
  • Liaising with senior members of staff
  • Master degree in Law (LLM or DJCE - Dipôme de Juriste Conseil d'Entreprise)
  • At least 3 years of professional experience (in a general practice law firm and/or in a company preferably in TMT -  Technology Media Telecommunications)
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of Commercial and Data Protection law + basic knowledge of Corporate and Labour Law
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Good negotiating and drafting skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships across the business
  • Ability to communicate complex legal issues and risks in terms that non-legal colleagues can understand
  • Ability to work in a highly autonomous role
  • Pragmatism
  • Pro-active, organized, dynamic and accurate
  • Fluent in English & French; other European languages, especially German, an asset


Equal Opportunity 

It is POLITICO's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or any other characteristic protected by local laws and regulations. 

Additional Application Instructions

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter and your CV in English via this link (or to the following address: with the subject line: Legal Associate - LexGO19/11).


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