Talent Class 2023 – Brussels


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Early Careers


Antwerpen, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium



The role

Are you eager to discover the life of a lawyer at a leading global business law firm? Do you have an outstanding academic record and are you passionate about business law?

Every year, DLA Piper in Belgium welcomes exceptional law students to meet with its lawyers during a one-day Talent Class. It is the opportunity for you to discover first-hand what makes DLA Piper a different type of law firm; and for us to discover what your motivations are to become a lawyer and possibly join our law firm. People come to DLA Piper for our international presence, our award-winning reputation and our track record of exceptional growth. More than that, we believe in engaging with society and creating exceptional experiences and outcomes. At DLA Piper, we hire to retain.  

Apply to our Talent Class in Brussels and gain access to our global team of dedicated lawyers.

What can I expect from the Talent Class? 
We have prepared a full day where you will have the opportunity to meet with our lawyers from various practices. You will discover why DLA Piper is another kind of law firm and find out more about our firm. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups to prepare and present a business case. The day will end with a walking dinner and drinks giving you plenty of opportunity to network with us and each other. 

Where will the Talent Class be held? 
The Talent Class will be held at our DLA Piper Brussels office – 7th floor, 70 Wolstraat – Rue aux Laines – 1000 Brussels. 

What is the date and time of the Talent Class? 
The Talent Class is on 26 October 2023. We will welcome you with breakfast at 9:30 am Belgian time. However, our programme will start at 10:00 am and end around 7 pm followed by a walking dinner and networking opportunity. 

How do I apply for the Talent Class, and what documents will I need to provide? 
You can apply for the Talent Class by clicking the APPLY button below.

To get to know you better, we ask you to submit the following documents:

  • Your CV 
  • A motivation letter with indication of your two practices of preference 
  • Your University Honors – detailed academic results 

Please note that any missing documents may lead to a delay or cancellation of your application. 

Is there a deadline to apply and when is it? 

 APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, 5 October 2023 (12 am Belgian time) 

What qualifications do I need to apply for the Talent Class? 
You are studying Law at a Belgian university at Master’s level (1 or 2).

What should I include in my motivation letter?  
To gain a better understanding of your preferences, we ask you to indicate the two practice groups that you are most interested in. This will allow us to assess your application within the context of a specific legal team. However, if you are still uncertain about which legal field aligns with your preferences, feel free to elaborate in your motivation letter. We are genuinely curious about any facets of the law that have captured your attention.

I have been accepted to the Talent Class. When is the deadline to confirm my place? 
Please confirm your attendance by Monday 23 October 2023 (before 5:00 pm Belgian time) at the latest. Due to the limited seats available, your seat will be assigned to another candidate, if you do not confirm by this deadline.  

What if I cannot attend on the specified day? 
Please send an email to HRBelgium@dlapiper.com as soon as possible. 

How many students are you accepting to join the Talent Class? 
The number of seats available is limited.  

What equipment or technology do I need to bring? 
DLA Piper will provide all the necessary materials, so there is no need to bring any specific material.

Other questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact Magdalena Sakowska, Talent Acquistion Business Partner (magdalena.sakowska@dlapiper.com) if you require any guidance regarding the application procedure.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.