Vacature | Associate | Brussel

Referentienummer: VL/LAW/3038/21

Master in Law with 2 to 4 years of experience in corporate M&A with excellent academic results. Fluent in English, French and Dutch.

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Cleary Gottlieb is one of the world’s most preeminent international law firms.

Founded in 1946 by lawyers united by a commitment to excellence and internationalism, they have worked across practices, industries, jurisdictions and continents to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their most complex legal and business challenges, whether domestic or international. They support every client relationship with intellectual agility, commercial acumen and a human touch.

They have a proven track record of serving with innovation. They are fluent in the many languages of local and global business. And they have achieved consistent success in multiple jurisdictions.

Clients know Cleary for their signature approach to serving their needs:

• Skilled resolution of high-profile, complex legal and business challenges

• A sharp focus on the issues that matter most

• A commitment to addressing their clients’ immediate needs and advancing their longer-term strategic goals

Cleary Gottlieb has 16 offices in major financial centres around the world, but operate as a single, integrated global partnership and are not a U.S. firm with a network of overseas locations. The firm employs approximately 1,100 lawyers from more than 50 countries.

Cleary Gottlieb’s Brussels office was established in 1960 as a direct consequence of the close relationship between French political and economic adviser Jean Monnet and former U.S. Under-Secretary of State, George Ball, one of the firm’s founding partners and legal advisor to Monnet on the implementation of the Marshall Plan and the drafting of the Treaties of the European Communities.

Today the office has approximately 85 lawyers from a wide range of countries and who are qualified in most EU Member States, and includes both an EU practice and a corporate practice.



The corporate team is a compact, high quality practice that is widely acknowledged as one of the leading international business law practices in Brussels, and advises a prestigious roster of Belgian and international corporations, institutions and public authorities on some of the most complex and interesting transactions and assignments.

The team is not departmentalized and the lawyers practice across multiple disciplines, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, financing and capital markets transactions, litigation, and regulatory matters.

Cleary is committed to providing the best possible development and learning experience for our lawyers, and operates in small, non-hierarchical teams where lawyers of all seniorities have opportunities to gain exposure and experience and take responsibility. Equally, they are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, and a welcoming, collaborative and collegial work environment.

Their thriving corporate practice is seeking talented, energetic and collegial young lawyers.



  • Acquired a Belgian law degree and qualified in an EU member state.
  • Holding an LL.M. degree from a leading U.S. or UK law school or planning to obtain one.
  • Preferably 2 to 4  years of experience as a corporate lawyer in a top law firm.
  • Strong analytical skills and outstanding academic results.
  • Fluent in English, Dutch and French.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple matters, use initiative and judgement to accomplish results, work under pressure and complete cases in an accurate, timely and professional manner.


You will have the opportunity to join a global leading law firm with an open, dynamic environment and working with motivated, committed people.

Our client offers a competitive remuneration package and will invest in your long-term future to ensure you achieve your potential.

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



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