Paralegal Officer in Brussels (Belgium)

Where: Brussels (Belgium)

Extent of Work: Full Time

Click here to apply in English

Job Description

The paralegals in the EU practice provide support to an international group

of lawyers in the competition, 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.

The Successful Applicant

Our Requirements

  • Paralegal candidates should be English-native speaker.
  • 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.
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