Lawyer – Junior Associate

Fieldfisher

Lawyer – Junior Associate

Fieldfisher

Brussels, Belgium

Job description

We are looking for a French qualified lawyer to join our Privacy, Information & Security in Brussels.

You will be working on a whole range of privacy and data protection matters, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, international data transfers, data security breaches, direct marketing and ePrivacy. You will be advising international clients on data protection issues both on EU level and under national French law. In addition, you may be required to assist clients on general technology-related matters, such as ecommerce and outsourcing agreements. You will be working closely with colleagues in our London and Silicon Valley offices. Most of the work will be carried out in English.

Ideally, you are either already based in Brussels, or willing to relocate here.

Your profile

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • French Master's degree in privacy and/or technology and/or commercial law;
  • Certified lawyer in France (C.A.P.A.);
  • LLM from an English-speaking university and/or significant work experience in an English speaking environment;
  • 1-3 years' experience working in an international law firm or as an in-house privacy and/or legal counsel;
  • Bilingual (French - English) or at minimum a proficiency level in English;
  • Strong interest in technology;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • You are thorough, attentive to detail and able to summarize complex legal issues in plain English;
  • You are proactive, pragmatic, and have a good sense of autonomy.

Our firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Our practice

Fieldfisher's Privacy, Information & Security team is one of the largest and most specialized European privacy teams, with a truly global outlook. We are a truly specialist, market-leading team with international coverage and unique expertise gained over years of advising on business-critical global privacy and data protection projects. We assist and advise both multinational organizations and start-up companies on all aspects of data protection compliance (GDPR compliance programme, international data transfers, data breach management, privacy policies, etc.) and we help companies with the regulatory aspects of doing business online (e-commerce, apps, cookies, direct marketing, etc.). Our lawyers are multi-jurisdictional and multi-lingual and work seamlessly together across our UK, Belgian, French, German, Italian and US offices.

We offer you

You will be joining a top-ranking international privacy practice. We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and highly stimulating environment. We also offer fascinating work and training, as well as the human and material support necessary for the development of your experience. You also benefit from a very attractive payment and from diverse benefits.

If you wish to apply, please send your resume and covering letter by e-mail to Brusselsrecruitment@fieldfisher.com.

Our website: http://www.fieldfisher.com.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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