Associate Employment & Benefits

Region: Antwerpen, Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Employee benefits & pensions
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed

Allen& Overy is looking for an Associate Employment & Benefits with 3-5 years of experience to strengthen its team.

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Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence with 44 offices in 31 countries worldwide. The firm offers a full legal service to a wide range of national and international clients. In Belgium, Allen & Overy runs a successful practice with a team of 190 people.

The work Allen & Overy does often makes headline business news, breaks new ground and sets precedents. Ambitious, creative and inclusive, Allen & Overy embraces new ways of thinking. That’s why they’ve been named the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times six times. By combining their strengths and investing in their team, they’ll provide you with the support required to unleash your potential.

To sustain its growth, Allen & Overy Belgium is currently looking for an Associate in its Employment & Benefits practice group.

Allen & Overy’s Belgian labour law team works with clients to meet the challenges of the modern workplace with a forward-thinking approach. The team covers all aspects of HR, pension and compensation policies, taking into account relevant issues such as labour law, social security, tax and EU provisions.

As Associate Employment & Benefits you will be part of a well-integrated and dynamic team that works on high profile Belgian and international matters and you will give innovative employment, incentives and pensions advice and develop creative strategies and solutions to HR-related issues relevant to each organisation.

You will litigate for your clients and handle transactions for them in the HR arena (closures, collective lay-offs, outsourcing, pension plan bargaining, incentives plans).

You will be closely involved in both cross-departmental and cross-border transactions and cases, backed up by regular team meetings which enable the team to share relevant experience in an efficient way.

  • You obtained a Belgian Master in Law with outstanding academic results;
  • You have 3-5 years of experience in the employment team of a reputable firm;
  • You have an excellent command of English, Dutch and French (written and spoken);
  • You are a team player with excellent legal capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit;
  • You are eager to learn and have excellent communication skills;
  • You are able to work independently and take ownership of work.

  • A dynamic work environment and the opportunity to be a part of a leading international law firm;
  • A variety of interesting work and the opportunity to work with other departments and in an interdisciplinary way, both in Belgium and internationally;
  • Allen & Overy runs national and international secondment programmes to allow the lawyers to work with other departments, other people and to be exposed to the different cultures that the firm encompasses;
  • Dedicated local and global training programmes and also organise professional training on communication, IT skills, management and business development skills;
  • You will have the support of specialist know-how lawyers and have access to dedicated support staff and support systems.
  • You can work from the office in Antwerp or Brussels or both, depending on your personal preference and the cases you are working on. Regardless of your location, you would be part of a fully integrated team which acts seamlessly as one across the board. Allen & Overy also provides state of the art tools so that you can work from home.


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Diether Vandenbussche for more information.
Contact Diether by mail: or call +32 477 22 95 52.


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