Trainee IP/IT with a focus on technology

Trainee IP/IT with a focus on technology

Allen & Overy

We are a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries around the world. We depend on the work of talented and motivated people who work together in a supportive and collaborative environment and who are dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We operate at the forefront of the legal industry and our deals and cases often make headline business news. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their field, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

We have developed a culture where difference and openness are valued positively and where people are free to be themselves. We are one global team, supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven. Our ability to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.


Job Description


Allen & Overy is currently looking for a:


IP/IT with a focus on technology

September 2019

Job description

To sustain its growth, Allen & Overy LLP Belgium is currently looking to recruit a trainee for our intellectual property and technology practice group in Antwerp, with a focus on technology and digital transformation.

We advise our clients on the following:

  • Technology law, particularly technology transactions, including cloud computing and IT outsourcing.
  • Disputes over software licensing, technology-driven joint ventures and failed IT projects.
  • Digital transformation projects in a variety of sectors including financial services and insurance (ie digital payment systems, eWallet, blockchain etc), automotive (autonomous vehicles) and healthcare (digital medicine).
  • Data protection, including data breaches, global compliance projects, data governance, artificial intelligence and data analytics.
  • IP law, particularly relating to trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets law.

Our clients are both national and international. We take pride in assisting disruptors as well as companies whose business models are being and have been transformed by innovative data-driven technologies. Our Antwerp team frequently works for clients headquartered in the US, the Middle East or in Asia.


Your profile


  • You have obtained a Belgian Master's Degree in law with outstanding academic results.
  • You have recently graduated or you are graduating in July 2019.
  • You have excellent language skills (Dutch/English/French).
  • You like to work in a team, but are also able to work independently.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You are very keen to work in an international environment and support a diverse range of clients.
  • You are specifically interested in Technology, Data and Digital Information and keen on doing a mix of transactional and advisory work.


What we offer


  • We believe strongly in the benefits of providing open feedback and invest in continuously developing the skills of our lawyers.
  • We offer dedicated local and global training programmes and organise professional training on communication, IT skills, management and business development skills.
  • 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 to our lawyers. We offer a variety of interesting work and the opportunity to work with other departments and in an interdisciplinary way.
  • We offer international secondment programmes to allow our lawyers to work in other offices, exposing you to different cultures and practices.
  • You will be a part of a young and 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.
  • You will be supported by specialised know-how managers and have access to dedicated support staff and support systems.


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In this document, Allen & Overy means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP's affiliated undertakings.

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