Paralegal, International Trade team (fixed term 6 months)

Litigation Regulatory

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Litigation Regulatory


Early Careers


Brussels, Belgium

The role

We have a unique opportunity to join the International Trade team in Brussels!
DLA Piper’s International Trade team advocates for companies, industry associations, and governments in trade defense investigations, encompassing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases, not only within the EU but also across global markets including China, India, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey, the United States, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and others.
In addition, our team supports clients navigating market access complexities, facilitating the import and export of goods from and to the EU. Our team also provides clients its expertise and guidance on World Trade Organization (WTO) law and policy. Moreover, the team offers specialized counsel on EU Trade and Regulatory issues, identifying and leveraging opportunities while addressing the challenges posed by EU trade legislation. The team also supports clients with regards to economic sanctions and export controls, ensuring their full compliance in a dynamic geopolitical trade environment.

By joining our International Trade team, you will be supporting the team to develop and achieve our joint goals. Candidates will enjoy a uniquely dynamic range of work and responsibility and their task will include:
•    Assisting in supporting the team with existing workload but also have opportunity to enhance business development output, by developing initiatives to promote the expertise and drafting policy analysis for clients and prospective clients.
•    Following up clients and handling of their matters.

We are seeking a candidate to join our International Trade team for a 6-month as Stagiaire or Paralegal at our Brussels office.
The ideal candidate will:

  • Be in the final year in the five-year cycle at a University, or have a Master 2 specializing in one of our areas of business law, or have completed a dual degree program (e.g. legal studies combined with business school), or have an LLM. 
  • Have completed at least one significant internship (law firm, European Commission, WTO, government, etc.) is a plus. 
  • Have an excellent command of English (essential) and a command of other languages is an advantage. 
  • Have prior working experiences abroad are highly valued.
  • Take pride in their work, with attention to detail.
  • Adapt their approach based on the situation, overcoming obstacles and setbacks.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Be a strong team player, willing to work on diverse subjects within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Be eager to support the Trade and Government Affairs teams in business development activities


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.