Competition Law Attorney | Eubelius

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Eubelius is seeking an attorney with a strong passion for competition law, a dedication to delivering high-quality work, and a talent for coaching junior colleagues.

What’s in it for you?

  • Join a reputable law firm that places a strong emphasis on delivering high-quality work.
  • Gain valuable experience and develop your skills and expertise through high-profile work with direct contact with prominent clients (national and international) and challenging files.
  • Enjoy plenty of visibility and a high degree of independence while working in a team environment.
  • The possibility to coach junior colleagues.
  • Join a team of highly experienced professionals at Eubelius, renowned for their professional approach, in a down-to-earth office culture .
  • Eubelius offers a warm, challenging environment with ample training opportunities, both on the job as through specific training programs.
  • Eubelius values and encourages personal growth.

What your future may hold

As an attorney, you will, among other responsibilities:

  • counsel and represent clients in connection with applications for merger clearance before the European Commission, the Belgian Competition Authority and (in cooperation with foreign counsel) other competition authorities.
  • represent clients in proceedings before the Belgian and European courts. Eubelius’ Competition team handles a broad array of disputed matters, including appeals against cartel decisions and fines imposed by competition authorities before the Brussels Court of Appeal and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • help clients in planning and implementing a wide range of agreements (such as distribution, agency, R&D, joint production, specialisation, licensing, and franchising agreements) in a manner that complies with the competition rules. You will also assist clients who wish to develop an exclusive or selective distribution system or want to check whether their current system is compliant with the competition rules, in particular in light of the increasing importance of e-commerce and the ensuing rights and obligations for suppliers and distributors.
  • represent clients in infringement proceedings before the European Commission and the Belgian Competition Authority, both in cartel related matters and on issues relating to abuse of a dominant position (e.g. discriminatory pricing, refusal to deal, essential facilities claims). The representation includes assistance in connection with “dawn raids”, requests for information, responses to statements of objections, access to and analysis of the case file, and, where applicable, submission of leniency applications, negotiation of commitments or settlement discussions.
  • work closely together with Eubelius’ Corporate and M&A team in assisting clients in national and international mergers, acquisitions, and the setting up of joint ventures. The competition practice covers merger control and foreign direct investment regimes.
  • counsel and represent clients in connection with the review by the European Commission of subsidies, tax rulings, recapitalisations and other rescue and restructuring aid, loan guarantees, etc. This includes notification of new aid measures to the Commission, assistance in formal investigations and recovery of aid. You will help clients to structure their transactions with all kinds of government entities in compliance with the State aid rules.

Your skillset

  • Qualification: You have obtained a Master’s in law in Belgium.
  • Experience: 3-7 years of relevant experience in the Competition department of a reputable law firm.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluent in Dutch, with a very good command of English. Knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Independence: Ability to work independently, handling concentration controls and other matters with minimal supervision.
  • Team Leadership: Capable of mentoring junior associates and leading projects to completion.
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Eagerness to Learn: Demonstrated passion for continuous learning and professional development, with a desire to take your knowledge to the next level.

Our Client

Eubelius is Belgium’s largest independent law firm with offices in Brussels, Kortrijk and Antwerp.

With 25 partners, 18 (senior) counsels and more than 100 associates, it offers unique expertise and experience in all areas of Belgian and European Business law.

A significant proportion of its work is cross-border and they have privileged relationships with outstanding independent law firms in many foreign jurisdictions.

Its client base is very diverse, ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to local entrepreneurs, a large number of companies with public law status and numerous Belgian companies which are part of large international groups. Eubelius is committed to providing top-tier legal services.

Interested?

Apply immediately via the website or contact Stéphanie Verhaegen for more information.
Contact Stéphanie by mail: stephanie.verhaegen@youconnect.be or call +32 476 39 40 50.

When you apply, we will keep your CV and other personal data you give us in our database in accordance with our privacy notice.

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