Senior Legal Adviser Commercial Litigation

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is looking for a senior legal adviser to join our commercial and mass litigation practice group. This practice group is the undisputed market leader in litigation in the Netherlands, both in national and international litigation arenas. Our mandates come for a great part from large corporates headquartered in the Netherlands.

Your task include advising our lawyers on issues related to your area of expertise, providing content for expertise meetings and trainings, writing legal alerts business development for instance by way of assisting with the creation of presentations and pitches for clients, developing tools to improve our work processes, and maintaining and updating our precedents’ and knowledge database. You will also contribute to internal and external newsletters and related briefings.

You will join a dynamic and international team. In addition to your work for the litigation practice, you will work closely with 15 other legal advisers from different practice groups on firm-wide projects, such as innovation and know-how expansion. Together, you are part of the Legal Operations department. This department is responsible for optimising legal service delivery to our clients. As a senior legal adviser, you and the other legal advisers strive to maximise our legal delivery.

Who are you?

The job is ideal for lawyers wishing to combine work at a premier international law firm with academic work such as completing a PhD thesis, or for lawyers looking for an intellectual challenge while maintaining a fair work-life balance.

The ideal candidate for this position:

  • has a master degree in (Dutch) law;
  • has at least three years’ relevant experience as a lawyer in an international litigation practice;
  • has broad knowledge of Dutch law procedures
  • Experience with mass claims litigation is a plus
  • embraces innovation in the legal industry;
  • has an energetic and pro-active personality;
  • is innovative, self-starting, sociable and assertive in dealing with all levels of an organisation
  • has an excellent command of the Dutch and English languages.

De Brauw is a Netherlands-headquartered law firm with a global reach. We have a robust corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation and an unparalleled team of regulatory experts. In our international litigation practice, we handle big and complex matters involving big risks, working in multidisciplinary, multinational teams composed of strong strategic thinkers willing to go the extra mile. We believe in striking the right balance between rigour and pragmatism, especially when the stakes are high and the pressure is on.

In addition to working hard, we also like to have fun. We have weekly company drinks, regular table football matches (and competitions) and events such as inter-company hockey matches, the Amstel Gold Race, pub quizzes etc.

We offer you excellent work-life balance, including flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home. Employees also have great secondary benefits such as: a company phone and laptop; a 13th month; discounted gym membership; over 150 online and in-person training opportunities; unlimited beverages and fresh fruit; and, last but not least, being part of a dedicated team in an exciting environment.


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