Associate Not-for-profit Law 2 to 4 years of experience

Regio: Brussel
Functie: Advocaat
Type werkgever: Advocatenkantoor
Materie: Vennootschapsrecht, Andere
Type job: Voltijds
Contract Type: Zelfstandige

Osborne Clarke is looking for an associate lawyer to join the international not-for-profit practice of the Corporate team in Brussels.

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Who is Osborne Clarke?

Osborne Clarke is an international full-service law firm with 25 offices in 13 different countries, spread over three continents with more than 1700 lawyers and employees. Osborne Clarke Belgium was opened in 2013 by partners from the top of the (inter)national legal profession. Osborne Clarke Belgium currently counts more than 25 Belgian lawyers.

What sets us apart? It’s our future focus. And it’s our culture.

Our clients tell us time and time again that we’re approachable, knowledgeable and straightforward. They say it’s a big part of what they like about us, and why they’d choose us again. They know we deliver on client service and sector-based knowledge. But they also know we do all we can to give them the right advice today to help them succeed tomorrow.

Being future focused is part of who we are. It’s our unique culture that has helped us step away from stuffy stereotypes, be brave enough to break the mould and courageous enough to seek out new ways of delivering value, expertise and insights to our clients. Our culture ensures a great working environment that attracts top talent.

Who is Osborne Clarke Brussels looking for?

We are looking to reinforce the Corporate team with an associate to support the international not-for-profit practice. Our ideal candidate has between two (2) and four (4) years of experience. We are looking for someone committed to developing as an expert in not-for-profit law and motivated to support the growing NPO practice at the firm. Professional experience in the not-for-profit sector or in a not-for-profit legal practice is an additional asset. You will be involved in a broad range of matters where the client counts on our expertise in restructurings and corporate work for not-for-profit organisations, NGO's, foundations and charities. You will meet clients active in the not-for-profit sector, mainly from Digital Business, Life Sciences and Healthcare. You will be challenged, have a range of responsibilities, learn a lot and get a sense of what it means to be a not-for-profit sector-focussed, future-proof lawyer.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is a true team player, with an international mind-set;
  • is passionate about supporting, advocating and advising not-for-profits and motivated to build expertise in not-for-profit law;
  • is eager to learn and be innovative and dares to think outside the box;
  • is fluent in English (in addition to native French, with good knowledge of Dutch);
  • has a Master's degree in law in Belgium with demonstrated strong academic results;
  • has good oral and written communications skills;
  • has a good sense of humour and is fun to work with.

What can Osborne Clarke Brussels offer to you?

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world. We offer you the opportunity to work with our team and advise a variety of (international) clients ranging from trade and lobbying associations, charities, hospitals, NGO's, foundations and other not-for-profit organisations, mainly active in the not-for-profit sector (Digital Business, Life Sciences and Healthcare).

It is in our DNA within OC to adopt a pragmatic, client focus and proactive approach when responding to our clients' needs. A lawyer at OC always delivers concrete and out-of-the-box solutions in line with today's and tomorrow's developments. We also work very closely with our colleagues in other jurisdictions.

We’re looking for the sharpest minds and the brightest talent to work with some of the best-known brands and businesses in the world. In return, you’ll be given the chance to shine. We give people the opportunity to contribute from the outset, with class-leading support and guidance every step of the way. Regardless of role or responsibility, we make sure that everybody has the chance to make an impact and bring something to the table.

Wellbeing, family and work-life balance are key at Osborne Clarke. We promote agile working as we strongly believe finding balance between work and private life ultimately helps our team be more productive and efficient. It also boosts happiness levels both at home and at work and, in doing so, increases resilience to professional challenges. Osborne Clarke has recently been described as “possibly the nicest and most down to earth law firm ever […]. Even in a busy seat the work life balance at OC is pretty good, and is something the firm really cares about,” (Legal Cheek, January 2018).

Promoting a firm culture that is dynamic and vibrant is what sets us apart. We foster a high level of trust that encourages people to think creatively and embrace new ideas. If you join us, we will challenge and inspire you to do the same. We’ve created a working environment that is professional, exciting and collaborative, where approachability, focus and a sense of humour are the values we live by. We organise numerous team-building activities throughout the year and most recently have enjoyed a ski trip to the French Alps and a yoga afternoon.


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