EU Practice Paralegal

The Brussels office employs an international team of paralegals that are an integral part of its legal staff and that work closely with lawyers in providing clients with legal services.

The Brussels paralegals are highly qualified, with most possessing law degrees and experience in their fields of expertise. In addition, they receive specialized training, including in the use of case management software and European, Belgian and U.S. research  databases.

The paralegals in the EU practice provide support to an international group of lawyers in the competition, trade and regulatory area, with a particular focus on European competition law. Job duties include:

  • performing legal and factual research  in all areas  of EU law, including relevant Member State law;
  • supporting lawyers on large transactions, investigations and litigation cases through research, analysis and general case  management,  including the organization of case  files using litigation and document management software;
  • assisting lawyers with drafting, preparing and producing regulatory filings with various European and national authorities, including the coordination of assistance provided by their secretaries and other support staff members;
  • participating in large discovery phase  document reviews and due diligence investigations as part of a larger team of lawyers and paralegals;
  • assisting lawyers with researching, updating, editing and publishing books and articles;
  • performing language reviews and translations, monitoring legal developments; and
  • maintaining various internal collections of reference  materials and knowledge management tools.

Our Requirements

Paralegal candidates should native English speakers. Knowledge of other European languages is an asset. A master degree  in law is preferred, but alternative four-year university degrees in economics, political science or humanities are considered. Previous editing or publishing experience in English, or other relevant experience, such as an internship with the European Union institutions, would be a distinct advantage. Candidates should be intellectually curious and should have a keen interest in new technologies and a good working knowledge of computer programs and databases. We look for entrepreneurial, meticulous and well-organized individuals who are able to work both independently and within a team. Candidates should be flexible, have excellent interpersonal skills, cope well under pressure, and have a strong sense of responsibility.

Who to Contact

Please send a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to:
Caroline Petit, Legal Support Manager
Rue de la Loi 57 1040 Brussels

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