Banking & Finance Lawyer

Region: Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Banking & Finance
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed

This is an excellent opportunity for a mid/senior level associate (2-7 years of experience) to join one of the leading banking and finance practices in Belgium.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a leading international law firm with over 90 lawyers in Brussels.

The Belgian finance team is part of the wider Global Transactions team and is based in Brussels. The finance practice offers complete banking and finance services and a comprehensive, cross-border capability, in conjunction with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's other international offices.

The finance team handles a wide variety of high profile transactional and advisory work for corporates, banks, direct lenders, public entities and financial institutions in leveraged acquisition finance, global loans, project finance (projects and PPP), real estate finance, restructuring, debt capital markets and working capital solutions.

To strengthen its Brussels’ team, our client wants to hire a lawyer who is specialized in transactional finance.

As associate in the finance practice you will enjoy a uniquely dynamic range of work, acting for borrowers and creditors at all levels of the capital structure.

You will become part of a growing finance practice, with ample space to take personal initiatives and daily exposure, from your first day, towards a wide range of national and international clients.

This role represents an excellent opportunity for you to join the team and make a significant impact towards the growth and development of the finance practice as well as your own career.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Representing lenders and borrowers in complex cross border finance transactions;
  • Representing lenders and investors in all financing elements relating to an acquisition;
  • Working in a collegiate environment for and with a range of partners and associates from various offices of the firm;
  • Working on a wide variety of finance transactions;
  • Developing relationships with clients including gaining a good knowledge of the client’s businesses, economic drivers, markets and sector in order to ensure advice is relevant and commercial;
  • Working as part of a team and a growing practice and taking an active part in sharing knowledge and experience with the team;
  • Engaging in business development activities and being active in the promotion of the firm.

  • You obtained a Belgian Master in Law with very good academic results.  An LL.M. focused on corporate law, business or finance from a leading US or UK university is considered to be an asset;
  • You have 2-7 years of experience in the Banking & Finance department of a reputable law firm with a special focus on transaction-based finance;
  • You demonstrate technical skills in finance work, with an international awareness and focus to your work;
  • You can build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally;
  • You are service orientated and have a “client first” mindset;
  • You have an excellent command of English, French and/or Dutch (written and spoken);
  • You are a team player, you have an entrepreneurial spirit and good communication skills;
  • You respect and enjoy the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the firm;
  • You know that an exceptional eye for detail is key in this particular segment of law and you act accordingly;
  • You are keen to get involved in business development at your own pace.

  • A truly international working environment;
  • Challenging assignments, complex and innovative transactions;
  • The possibility to further develop your business development skills;
  • A highly competitive remuneration package.


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Kathleen Peirsman for more information.
Contact Kathleen by mail: or call +32 473 49 71 80.


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