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Jones Day lawyers in Brussels advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, EU regulatory, competition, general corporate law, tax, labor, and litigation matters. The specialized press have recognized a significant number of our Brussels partners as leading practitioners in their fields.
ContactsSerge Clerckx, Hiring Partner
Delphine Montagne, Recruiting Coordinator
Rue de la Regence 4
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The Brussels Office offers summer internships to law students in their third or fourth year. We accept applications from all over Europe. We also welcome interns all year round for a flexible duration (in particular for the applicant waiting to begin or who just completed the stage at the European Commission). Interns join the practice of their choice, which consists of either European competition or trade law or the whole gamut of Belgian law (including M&A, litigation, tax, and labor law). Depending on their experience, interns conduct research, work on legal audits, write memoranda, and draft contracts and opinions under the guidance of experienced lawyers.
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BRUSSELS Business Development and Communications Coordinator - Business Development and Communications (BD&C)
Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The BD&C Coordinator is responsible for supporting the strategic business development efforts of the Brussels office, including as part of the broader efforts of the European region and the global strategy of the Firm. The Coordinator will develop a deep understanding of the Brussels office; its unique culture, strategic direction, practice mix, and primary industries, with a similar familiarity of the Firm’s other European offices. The Coordinator will work closely and collaborate with lawyers in Brussels and throughout the Firm as needed, including through client-facing events, civic and charitable sponsorships, tracking of client interactions and client targeting, research and reporting, preparation for client meetings, directory submissions (with support from the Recognitions and Awards team), social media posts, website management, and other activities that support client relationship expansion. The Coordinator is expected to be both proactive and responsive to requests from global BD&C colleagues and lawyers in supporting these efforts.
Participate proactively in the business development activities of the Brussels office and assist as needed on business development activities for the European region and Firm business development initiatives, including assisting with identification of key client targets, systematic pursuit of client targets, and follow-up; Participate in the organization and execution of client-facing events, including preparing carefully curated guest lists and timely invitations, ensuring that agendas, presentation materials, and/or meeting handouts are developed, produced and distributed; greeting guests, and other related tasks; Participate in meetings with the Brussels-based lawyers to assess key client relationships and business development targets, review performance against agreed business development objectives, and communicate findings and action plans to relevant colleagues.
- Fluent in English, Dutch, and French; fluency in other European languages is a plus.
- University level degree.
- Minimum of three (3) years of professional services experience required, with at least one(1) - two (2) years in a law firm environment.
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