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Junior Associates - Employment
Employment & Benefits
This is an excellent opportunity for a junior associate to join a
team that is recognised as one of the leading Employment law teams in
Belgium, and one that gives pragmatic, commercial advice in a
business-friendly way. Associates work in a professional environment,
for a range of partners, and can expect a good variety of work.
We can offer a breadth of work and the successful candidate will be
involved in and have a focus on the whole range of individual and
collective employment law matters including employment litigation
work. This role would suit someone who, in addition to the technical
skills, has the ability to drive the business forward and develop
strong client relationships.
Advising clients on a wide range of complex employment matters
often on an international basis including"
Advise on day to day individual and collective labour law matters
Individual and Collective dismissals and restructurings
Advice in relation to employment contracts, management
services agreements and consultancy related contracts for
executive hiring, including corporate governance aspects
Employment aspects of integration post-acquisition
harmonisation and other corporate projects
Labor relations with employee representative bodies
Executive compensation & employee benefits
Developing relationships with clients including gaining a good
knowledge of the client's businesses, economic drivers, and market
and sector requirements in order to ensure the advice is relevant
Associates are given regular and direct contact with clients
depending on their level of responsibility.
Engaging in business development activities, being active in the
promotion of the firm, and seeking new opportunities.
Working as part of a team includes taking an active part in
sharing knowledge and experience within the team.
There are regular opportunities for secondments with clients and
to other offices under the firm's associate exchange programme.
Our Employment Practice Group has the global experience and local
knowledge to handle all day-to-day employment issues that arise within
companies. We also represent clients in complex matters such as
collective lay-offs, closings, trade union negotiations, negotiations
related to mergers and acquisitions and high profile employment litigations.
Our employment lawyers work closely together with colleagues in
BakerMcKenzie offices around the world to give clients commercially
pragmatic, tailor-made solutions to help them effectively manage their workforces.
We want to offer our clients advice which is ahead of the curve and
pragmatic. Our demand of each lawyer is as high as our clients'
expectations, that is why we invest continuously in developing and
training our legal talent.
We offer a stimulating work environment with an open, friendly and
enthusiastic atmosphere, as well as commitment to personal and
professional development and excellent training.
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, Dutch and French
High quality work standards
Strong client-service orientation
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work well both in a team and individually
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
One of the Top Law Firms for Women - Law360 Glass Ceiling Report
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
We are proactively cultivating a diverse and inclusive
environment through leadership accountability, policies
and practices and client and community outreach.