Insolvency Associate

Finance, Projects & Restructuring

Job Reference

220000OO

Function

Finance, Projects & Restructuring

Category

Lawyers

Location

Brussels, Belgium

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking to hire a Dutch speaking Junior lawyer to join our top tier- insolvency team in Belgium.

DLA Piper will invest in your long-term future to ensure you achieve your potential. This includes top-quality work that will challenge you and broaden your horizons, regular career conversations and feedback, a clear pathway to progression, career academies at every stage of your advancement, secondments, CSR and pro-bono work, an active social calendar and a market-leading salary/benefits package and bonus scheme.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As a junior Lawyer within the Litigation and Restructuring department in our Brussels office, you will be responsible for providing a wide range of services to our clients. You will be tasked with research, preparing legal advice, submissions and developing your talents as a restructuring lawyer and litigator before the Belgian courts. In collaboration with the Partners and the lead lawyers, you will assist our clients and advise them on strategic advice with regards to restructuring and litigation. 

Your role will involve:

  • Conducting research
  • Writing submissions - pleading
  • Liaise with partners and lead lawyers to receive necessary inputs where needed
  • Executing the day to day handling of insolvencies and litigations
  • Collaborate closely with the team to discuss case strategy
  • Assist clients and advise them on insolvency law and dispute resolution … .

ABOUT YOU

Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have/are :

  • Obtained a Belgian Master’s degree in Law, and can show evidence of an attractive academic track record. 
  • Qualified to practice as a Lawyer in Belgium 
  • A Native Dutch speaker with excellent command of English and French (verbal and written)  
  • High work standards with strong service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent legal skills and an analytical mind, with attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and efficiently deal with complex files
  • Well organised, proactive, flexible, pragmatic, social and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast paced international environment
  • Accuracy, confidentiality and punctuality are second nature to you
  • Keen on working in a dynamic yet demanding and rewarding context

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers 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.

OUR VALUES

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

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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 support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We know 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.

PRE - ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may 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.