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THE ROLE We are looking to recruit a Lawyer with between 5 and 7 years' of experience for our commercial litigation and contract law department in Antwerp. Candidates must be able to demonstrate extensive involvement in drafting a broad range of commercial contracts and a comprehensive awareness of potential issues and pitfalls, as well as active litigator skills whilst representing Belgian and foreign clients in court and in arbitration procedures. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Drafting and reviewing of commercial agreements (building construction, sales, supply, agency, distribution, franchising, commercial lease, warehousing and logistics agreements, general terms and conditions (B2B and B2C) Assistance in negotiating and drafting of settlement agreements Execution and termination of distribution and supply agreements Assistance in representation in litigation proceedings, international arbitration proceedings and enforcement proceedings regarding court orders and arbitration awards
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES Draft documents using a commercial, client focussed style Excellent legal, communication and organisation skills Works co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge Maintains a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from clients Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news Fluency in Dutch, English and French
THE FIRM DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies. At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment. PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
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