Description

We are looking for a junior lawyer with 1 to 3 years experience with a focus on regulatory and commercial advisory, contracts (B2B and B2C), transactions and litigation, in the financial services and FinTech industry, to join our Financial Services and Insurance team in Antwerp.

Who we are

Baker McKenzie is one of the world's largest international law firms with over 6,000 lawyers working in 77 offices worldwide. Baker McKenzie opened its first Belgian office in Brussels in 1957. In 2002, it opened its Antwerp office. Today Baker McKenzie Belgium has almost 75 Belgian qualified lawyers.

Our financial services lawyers represent our clients in all matters relating to financial services, insurance and funds law with a focus on complex regulatory and FinTech matters.

They assist our clients with drafting and negotiating their B2B contracts (e.g. services, outsourcing, asset management, custody and distribution agreements) and B2C precontractual documentation and retail contracts taking into account consumer protective legislation (e.g. general terms and conditions, loan documentation, credit card agreements and insurances). Such work also involves high-tech product development, such as mobile banking applications, transactional websites and co-branded insurances.

Our financial services lawyers further advise our clients in relation to public and private placement of financial products, such as bonds and structured notes, requiring a prospectus or an offering memorandum.

They finally represent our clients in civil, criminal and administrative litigation in the financial services and insurance field (e.g. market practices, mis-selling, liability of financial institutions and their management, marketing of financial services, money laundering and market abuse).

For this particular job opening, we are looking for a practical, hands-on teamplayer with particular experience in commercial contracting and litigation (preferably in a regulated financial environment) and a particular interest in the banking and insurance industry.

Experience Required

  • 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
  • Strong academic background
  • Dutch mother tongue, excellent knowledge of English
  • and good knowledge of French
  • High work standards
  • Strong service orientation
  • Good communication and commercial skills
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually

Interested?

Send your cover letter and CV to Catherine Mast, HR Manager, Baker McKenzie, Avenue Louise 149 Louizalaan, 1050 Brussels or by email.