German-qualified Junior Associate

 German-qualified Junior Associate
Regio: Brussel
Vereiste ervaring: Geen
Werkomgeving: Advocatenkantoor
Ref: LexGO13/03
Contract: Zelfstandige basis (Voltijds)


Van Bael & Bellis is a leading independent law firm based in Brussels, with offices in London and Geneva. We are one of the few independent law firms headquartered in Brussels with a truly international dimension, both in terms of lawyers and clients. 

Established more than 35 years ago, our firm has grown to include about 80 lawyers from 20 different countries. While our working language is English, our lawyers speak more than 20 different languages. Since our inception, we have developed a reputation as one of the most skilful teams of lawyers in our areas of expertise. We provide specialised advice to clients ranging from multinationals, government bodies and top- tier law firms around the globe. We offer our clients the support of a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and a truly international perspective. We work on complex, high-end international assignments, which require deep knowledge of the law, yet practical results for our clients.   

The firm’s Belgian business law practice is in full expansion and concentrates primarily on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance law, labour law, commercial law, intellectual property law, GDPR, litigation and arbitration, competition law and regulated markets (life sciences, energy and telecom). 


For our Brussels office, we are looking for a German-qualified junior associate with up to 3 years of relevant experience in EU law at a reputable law firm, public administration, or as in-house counsel. If you are just about to start your career, we also welcome you to apply. 

As a member of the Brussels legal team, you will assist clients with a broad range of EU law issues, including trade, sanctions, and regulatory issues. You will also work on EU and German antitrust related matters and be involved in EU litigation cases. You will be offered the opportunity to work with partners and counsel of other teams as well. 


  • You are a German-qualified lawyer with an excellent academic track record. An additional Master’s degree from an English-speaking university is a plus; 
  • You have up to 3 years’ experience in EU law at a reputable law firm; 
  • Your mother tongue is German and you also have very good knowledge of the English language; 
  • You have strong analytical and writing skills; 
  • You are a team player, eager to learn, able to work independently and professionally confident. 

Our offer

  • You will work in a stimulating and dynamic environment with motivated and enthusiastic colleagues, direct client contacts, and high-profile cases in a wide range of sectors; 
  • The firm relies on a very professional working environment with all necessary support, which will enable you to concentrate on the high-level legal work; 
  • You will be in contact with a diversified international client base. You will find a variety of work, with the ability to use your own initiative; 
  • You will be trained on the job by experienced lawyers; 
  • You will be offered an attractive remuneration package in accordance with your experience; 
  • The firm invests heavily in its people in terms of training, welfare, incentives and rewards, and prides itself on maintaining a friendly, informal and sociable working atmosphere with respect for a work-life balance. 

If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Laura Burchardt and Charlotte Wojda via email (click on the apply button)

For more information about our firm and practice areas, please check our website 

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