Junior Associate Public & Environmental Law

Junior Associate Public & Environmental Law
Regio: Sint-Pieters-Woluwe
Vereiste ervaring: Geen
Werkomgeving: Advocatenkantoor
Ref: 6575BR-LexGO
Contract: Zelfstandige basis (Voltijds)

Bedrijfsomschrijving

Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence in 44 major international centres. We offer a full legal service to a wide range of national and international clients. In Belgium, we run a successful practice with a team of 190 people.

 At Allen & Overy, we greatly value our unique culture, which combines high-quality client service with a real focus on people and teamwork. In our firm, positive attitude matters. We believe it defines the way in which we work both with clients and with colleagues. You will work in a dynamic and challenging environment with an international dimension.


To sustain its growth, Allen & Overy is currently looking for a Junior Associate (training contract) to join our Public and Environmental Law practice in Brussels. Our Public and Environmental Law practice:

  • Is a market leading international and national public sector practice and is involved in public sector transactions across Europe;
  • Advises on Belgian and EU public law and regulatory matters including constitutional law issues, public procurement, public-private partnerships and mixed entities, environmental law and planning and zoning, regulatory compliance, climate change and carbon trading, privatisations and matters related to EU Institutions;
  • Is the go-to practice for environmental work, including product and waste management regulations, contaminated sites, environmental permitting and noise and nuisance, and advises on the environmental and regulatory aspects of complex project finance and transactions;
  • Advises clients on the implementation of the European Green Deal and climate regulations;
  • Adopts a cross-sectoral approach to sustainable corporate governance and advises clients on existing and future evolutions;
  • Is actively involved in litigation in relation to public and environmental law issues.

Searched profile

  • You obtained or will obtain a Belgian Master in Law (or its equivalence) with outstanding academic results;
  • You are looking to start your Bar traineeship in 2022 or you have up to two years of experience;
  • You have excellent language skills (English/French/Dutch);
  • You like to work in a team, but you are able to work independently at the same time;
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Offer

  • You will be a part of a well-integrated team that works on high profile Belgian and international matters;
  • We offer you a dynamic work environment and the opportunity to be a part of a leading international law firm;
  • We make a long-term commitment towards our lawyers. We offer a variety of interesting work and the opportunity to work with other departments and in an interdisciplinary way, both in Belgium and internationally;
  • You will be a part of a dynamic team, 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;
  • We run 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;
  • We offer 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 specialised know-how managers and have access to dedicated support staff and support systems.

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