Vacature | Associate Employment Law | Brussels

Referentienummer: VL/LAW/2179/18

You are a Belgian qualified lawyer with 2 to 4 years of experience in employment law and you have a particular interest in privacy related matters and data protection law as well.

You have an excellent command of English and French or Dutch and a good knowledge of the other national language.   

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Based in Brussels with a team of lawyers specialised in Belgian and European business law, Van Bael & Bellis is one of the rare independent law firms with a truly international dimension, both in terms of lawyers and clients (

With a team of approximately 70 lawyers from more than 20 countries, the law firm offers a unique international work environment. While the working language of the office is English, the lawyers speak more than 15 different languages.

Van Bael & Bellis provides the highest quality legal services to a global client base comprising multinational companies, governments and international trade associations, as well as a broad spectrum of domestic Belgian enterprises.

Its Belgian business law practice is in full expansion and concentrates primarily on corporate law, M&A, employment law, commercial law, intellectual property law, GDPR, litigation and arbitration, competition law and regulated markets (life sciences, energy and telecom).

Van Bael & Bellis’ Employment Law practice advises on the full spectrum of employment matters including international employment, individual and collective employment law, drafting of employment law related documents and social security law. It has also a proven track record in litigating before the Labour Courts.

As the employment lawyers have developed a broad network throughout Europe, they are regularly called upon to act as a single point of contact for pan-European projects.     

In order to strengthen its Employment Law practice, Van Bael & Bellis is currently looking for an associate with 2 to 4 years of experience in employment law.


As junior associate, you will assist clients with a broad range of labour and social security law issues, including a variety of individual and collective labour law matters, employment law aspects related to M&A files, restructurings, hiring and firing and international employment.

You will also work on privacy related matters such as employee data protection issues and other more general data protection matters.

You will be offered the opportunity to also work with partners of other law practices (e.g. commercial law and corporate/ M&A).

You will closely collaborate with your colleagues of the Belgian and European practice in the files where your assistance is required. This will give you the opportunity to become part of a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified experts working on a common project.    


You are a Belgian-qualified lawyer with an excellent academic track record. Preferably, you have an additional Master degree from an English-speaking university.

You have 2 to 4 years of experience in employment law at a reputable law firm or as an in-house counsel.

You have a particular interest in privacy and data protection related matters as well.

You have an excellent command of English and French or Dutch and you have a good knowledge of the other national language.

You have strong analytical and writing skills.

You are eager to invest in business development activities such as seminars, drafting of newsflashes and publications.

You are entrepreneurial, dynamic, a sociable team player, eager to learn and able to work independently and confident.


You will be able to work in a truly international, stimulating and dynamic environment with motivated and enthusiastic colleagues, direct client contacts, and high-profile cases for companies operating in a wide range of sectors.

The firm relies on a very professional working environment with all necessary support, which will enable you to concentrate on the high-level legal work.

You will be trained on the job by experienced lawyers.     

You will be in contact with a very diversified international client base. You will find a variety in your work, with the ability to take initiative.

The firm invests heavily in its people in terms of training, welfare, incentive and reward, and prides itself on maintaining a friendly, informal and sociable working atmosphere.    

You will be offered a very attractive and competitive remuneration package with a range of benefits and flexibility to organize your work.

Erkenning werving & selectie: VG.896/B (Vlaams Gewest) – 00078-405-20121019 (Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) – W.RS.162 (Wallonië)



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