Paralegal – EU Competition

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP – Brussels Office

We are seeking an EU Competition Paralegal to strengthen our Practice Development team.

We offer the opportunity to work on a broad range of EU Competition law activities and to become a member of a dynamic team in a firm that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and high performance.

He/she/they will join a specialized team supporting an international group of attorneys in the EU Competition Law Practice.

He/she/they will report to the Practice Development Manager, also based in the Brussels Office.

In particular, the EU Competition Paralegal will:

  • Perform substantive legal work requiring an understanding of legal concepts, in particular in the field of EU Competition law;
  • Perform legal and factual research (this will often involve evaluating, interpreting and summarizing legislation, case law, commentary and business documents);
  • Provide organizational support to case teams; 
  • Perform language reviews, proofreading and citation checks to briefs, legal memoranda, presentations and publications;
  • Contribute to internal knowledge management projects.

Desired skills and competencies:

  • Master degree in law is preferred; an alternative degree in economics would be considered;
  • First language English, any other European language is an asset;
  • Proficient use of Microsoft applications; 
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills (both oral and written);
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a multicultural environment and to build credibility and trust with colleagues throughout the firm;
  • Proactive work attitude, resourceful, results-oriented, reliable and flexible;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure, prioritize workload and adhere to deadlines;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment.

If you are looking for a position in an international environment where collegiality, integrity, excellence, passion and going the extra mile are the core values, then please send your cover letter and CV to