Job Description

Junior Associate - International Commercial & Trade (IC&T)

Job Location

Brussels

Job Category

Associate

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Job Title

Junior Associate - International Commercial & Trade (IC&T)

Description

Junior Associate - International Commercial & Trade (IC&T)

Department - International Commercial & Trade (IC&T)

Position type - Full-time, Permanent

Location - Brussels

The Role

We are looking for a freshly graduated IC&T Lawyer with a strong academic background and excellent command of English, Dutch and French to join our Brussels office.

The Team

Our International Commercial & Trade (IC&T) team is the global market leader in the commercial and trade sphere. The team helps businesses manage the life cycle of their products and services by addressing legal and regulatory issues in each phase of the supply chain, from structuring, design, procurement and manufacturing through to cross-border trade, ending with advertising and sales and after-sales issues in the local markets.

The Belgian IC&T team is renowned for its expertise in advising on a broad range of commercial activities and relationships, including domestic and international agency and distribution networks, outsourcing; services and consultancy agreements; development and manufacturing agreements; procurement and supply chain arrangements; warehousing and logistics and terms of trade. The team often works on pan-European and global projects, assisting clients in managing the differences between EU Member States' local laws in a coordinated manner. They also support clients on regulatory and marketing related matters, with a focus on the consumer products, food and beverage and healthcare sectors.

The Belgian team not only advises and negotiates, but also litigates commercial disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals.

Key Skills and Experience Required

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the following:

Why Join Us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the worlds 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:

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To Apply

At Baker McKenzie we welcome direct applications.

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on belgianrecruitment@bakermckenzie.com

For more information about this position or to discuss any adjustments you may require during the process please contact, in confidence, Anne Dewilde, Talent Manager, belgianrecruitment@bakermckenzie.com

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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.

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.

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