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Junior Associates - Corporate
The Brussels office of Baker McKenzie seek highly motivated junior
associates to join the corporate practice group.
The junior associates will have the opportunity to work with
multinational clients in a multicultural Firm and to participate in
local and European level Practice Group meetings and external
seminars. The Firm offers a stimulating work environment with an open,
friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your
curriculum vitae together with a copy of transcripts of your academic
results and cover letter .
You will be part of a team of experienced deal do-ers serving both
local and international clients in high profile mergers &
acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions, both in
Belgium and abroad.
Our Corporate Finance Team is one of the leading legal Corporate
Finance practices in Belgium. We help clients with strategic corporate
finance transactions, such as public and private mergers &
acquisitions, IPOs and other capital market transactions, private
equity & venture capital investments, buy-outs and fund structuring.
We also help our clients in managing more complex corporate matters,
as well as large global corporate reorganizations.
Our clients include leading local corporates and institutions, as
well as some of the largest international groups, across a broad range
of industries and activities.
Key Skills and Experience Required
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the
majority of the following:
Master of Laws from a Belgian University
Strong academic track record
Excellent command of English and good knowledge of French and/or Dutch
An additional foreign Law Degree is recommended
Strong client-service orientation
Excellent communication skills
Why join us?
Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise
many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations
through our 13,200 people in 78 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does
not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their
role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest
standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave
in a collaborative and fulfilling way.
Baker McKenzie opened its first Belgian office in Brussels in 1957.
In 2002, it opened its Antwerp office. Today, Baker McKenzie has more
than 80 Belgian qualified lawyers across the two offices
The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of
recent awards, including:
Named Global Law Firm of the Year in Europe at the Lawyer European
Named Leading Legal Brand for the 12th Consecutive Year by Thomson
Reuters Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index
Ranked as one of the Stonewall Top Global Employers for 2022 with
a Gold Award on Stonewall's Global Workplace Equality Index of Top
Global Employers for LGBTQ+ people, reflecting our commitment to our
progressive values and our collaborative, diverse and inclusive culture
Top 75 employers in the 2021 Social Mobility Employer Index
2022 Hall of Fame for the Best Law Firm for Women - Working Mother Magazine
One of the Top Law Firms for Women - Law360 Glass Ceiling Report 2020
2020 Best Law Firm for Women in Europe and Asia - Euromoney Women
in Business Law Awards
Recognised as a global leader in the climate change sphere by
Global Market Leaders 2022
Recognised by Accenture in 2022 in its Outside Counsel Diversity
Awards for its efforts around increasing equality and inclusion in
the legal profession
Belgium Tax Disputes Firm of the Year 2021 - ITR European Tax
Climate Change Firm of the Year 2020 - Who's Who Legal Awards
TARGET job awards 2020 - Finalist for most popular graduate
recruiter in law
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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic
backgrounds found in the Firm
As the first truly global law firm, diversity and inclusion are
foundational to our culture and strategic vision. Our diversity makes
our global community stronger, more interesting and richer in thought,
and helps us in solving complex problems and designing practical
solutions for our clients.
We view diversity and inclusion as a business imperative,
and seek to engage with our clients to drive diversity
and inclusion both within our Firm and in the broader legal
community. Diverse teams make innovation possible, provide us
greater insight into client needs, and lead to better performance
Our approach is global and inclusive. We have more
than 13,000 employees in 46 countries who speak 80+ languages, and
we want to ensure that all of our people feel included and empowered
The D&I Agenda is championed at the highest
level by our Global Chair and our Global Executive
Committee whose members each have KPIs around diversity
We have a Global D&I Committee who actively
work to drive forward the firm's diversity and inclusion strategy
and monitors progress through regular meetings and leadership accountability
We are proactively cultivating a diverse and inclusive
environment through leadership accountability, policies and
practices and client and community outreach.
In 2019 we enacted global
targets of 40% women, 40% men and 20% flexible (women, men or
non-binary persons) by July 2025. The targets apply to
partners, senior business professionals, committee leadership and
candidate pools for recruitment.