Lead Lawyer, Criminal Law
DLA Piper
Brussels, Belgium
3 dagen geleden

The role

We are looking to hire a Dutch speaking Associate with at least 5 years' experience in Business Criminal Law to join our top tier- insolvency team 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, CR and pro-bono work, an active social calendar and a market-leading salary / benefits package and bonus scheme.


As a 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 preparing legal advice and developing your talents as a business criminal lawyer and litigator before the Belgian courts.

In collaboration with the Partners, you will assist our clients and advise them on strategic advice with regards to business criminal law, criminal procedure law and liability law.

Your role will involve :

  • Driving the business criminal law matters
  • Liaise with partners to receive necessary inputs where needed
  • Collaborate closely with the team to discuss case strategy and risks
  • Assist clients and advise them on criminal law, criminal procedure law, liability law, .

    We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants.

    Candidates who have 5 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role.

  • Belgian Master’s degree in Law obtained, and can show evidence of an attractive academic track record.
  • Qualified to practice as a Lawyer in Belgium
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in business criminal law and criminal procedure law
  • Native Dutch speaker with excellent command of English and French (verbal and written)
  • High work standards with strong service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You have 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

    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.

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