Data Scientist

De Brauw is looking for a skilled and energetic individual who enjoys connecting data, systems, and people to achieve tangible results.

Are you an enthusiastic, problem-solving Data Scientist who will thrive on unlocking data’s potential to inform decision-making, improve processes and ultimately add value as we deliver strategic objectives? Do you have an interest in technology, data, and the law – and do you like to embrace a challenge?

Then we are looking for you.

This role

In this role you will be part of our Know-How and Legal Technology team (Legal Operations), with a strong dotted line to our Client Relations team, all based in Amsterdam. You will divide your time between both teams. The Know-How and Legal Technology team is closely involved in legal matters for our clients and as part of your work for this team you will use your skills to improve efficiency in matters and legal processes, for example by building models to collect, analyse and integrate data from multiple systems.

As part of the Client Relations team you will be working on improving/automating reporting, identifying opportunities and answering strategic questions about Client Relations related topics such as pricing, business development and developments in the market. You will champion and demonstrate data science’s capacity to enhance our analysis, improve our processes, and inject valuable insights into operational and strategic priorities for both the firm, and its clients.

This is a role in which you will truly get to know the firm, working with lawyers, clients, business development professionals, senior management and other stakeholders throughout the firm. With optimistic objectives, and often tight timeframes, innovative thinking and an agile approach will enable you to coordinate the right mix of people, process and technology to meet and sometimes even exceed expectations.

This is a hands-on role, which will require you to be:

  • a consultant – acting as a sparring partner intentionally listening to the needs of the business, the lawyers, clients, and what is required of the data;
  • an expert – using your experience and technical ability to identify what could be possible; which data science strategy will deliver the best result; and optimising innovative solutions and an agile approach to deliver it; and
  • a team-player – liaising with lawyers and professionals across the firm, clients and third-party providers – to build a good rapport, inspire confidence, input your own expertise and involve the right people at the right time. You will be working with other teams to develop and manage processes, tools, and platforms to deliver seamless and high-quality solutions.

Unsurprisingly this role will require an eye for detail, and a meticulous approach as you scope, manage, deliver and report on the progress of projects. You will play a key role in developing and implementing best practice and sharing that information across the firm. You will have opportunities to provide in-house training to help colleagues better understand how data science can help in their respective roles.

In short, your skills and approach will help continually refine and enhance our efficiency and efficacy. This is an opportunity with plenty of room for growth and progression.


Do you recognise yourself in the following description?


  • inspire confidence with an enthusiastic constructive approach and an approachable professional manner and the ability to listen?
  • build relationships quickly and act as a sparring partner with internal stakeholders at all levels?
  • have a multifaceted team, service and goal-oriented mindset?
  • are energised working in a high-paced, professional environment?
  • enjoy, and have, excellent project management skills, able to manage multi-disciplinary projects and juggle competing timeframes? have a keen attention to detail, able to pivot seamlessly from the raw data’s perspective, to that of our strategic objectives, and able to identify process improvements en route?
  • can map data – and understand how data maps across and within different applications and systems – so that you can harness that joined-up thinking to improve the overall efficiency and value of that data?
  • see yourself as a proactive self-starter, who is motivated to contribute on both the strategic and operational level?
  • display a strong and overarching commercial awareness, able to identify and maximise opportunities to use data science to enrich our decision-making, improve processes, and help deliver on strategic goals?

Do you have the following skills and qualifications:

  • a university education or equivalent experience and qualifications in a quantitive or technical field?
  • relevant work experience demonstrating your strong analytical and problem-solving skills in a comparable fast-paced professional environment?
  • expertise with data visualisation tools and a strong working knowledge of process automation using a scripting language (Python, R, SQL, VBA)?
  • a good command of English? (Dutch is also an advantage).

If so, we are confident that you could thrive in this role and we hope that the potential and responsibilities of this role inspire you to join us.


De Brauw is the leading international law firm based in Amsterdam. With deep roots that branch out internationally, we advise more than 70% of the largest multinationals with headquarters in the Netherlands. De Brauw specialises in high-quality legal advice in complex transactions, disputes and regulatory enforcement issues for companies and financial institutions. Our extensive experience allows us to offer an unrivalled level of legal and operational excellence, collaborating with our clients in connection with the most crucial aspects of their businesses.



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