EU Law and Policy Advisor

Linklaters LLP

EU Law and Policy Advisor

Linklaters LLP

Brussels, Belgium

Linklaters is looking for an Advisor to strengthen the EU Law and Policy Group in Brussels, preferably starting from 1 February 2020. The successful candidate will join an international hub of EU expertise, working hand in hand lawyers to help our clients anticipate regulatory change and thrive in the highly dynamic EU regulatory environment.

The EU Law and Policy Advisor will monitor and analyse EU legislative developments of relevance to our clients, pro-actively build and grow a network around the main topics (amongst others in the field of EU competition policy and EU energy & environmental policy). The successful candidate will competently draft internal and client-facing knowledge & learning material and contribute to the smooth functioning of the firm’s EU law network.

Profile

  • You are looking for a new challenge and have a proven strong interest in the EU policy and law-making process, including relevant experience in one of the EU institutions or in the EU public affairs industry;
  • You have at least 3 years of working experience;
  • You have a first-class degree in European politics, economics or law, ideally with expertise in EU competition policy and EU energy & environmental policy;
  • You are passionate about EU law and have thorough knowledge of the EU legislative process;
  • You are a pro-active self-starter and a quick learner, motivated to take ownership of own responsibilities and to show initiative;
  • You like working and networking with people of different cultural backgrounds and at all levels of seniority internally and externally;
  • You are a highly effective communicator, articulate both orally and in writing;
  • You are fluent in English (French/German are an asset).

Offer

  • A learning experience in a truly international environment, where development is supported by an in-house global and local business school;
  • A part of a global EU law network aiming to achieve synergies in EU law monitoring;
  • An exciting role that leaves scope for initiative;
  • A top-of-the-market remuneration package according to your experience and extra-legal benefit schemes and provide exceptional development opportunities in a challenging, motivating international environment;
  • We value every individual and support initiatives, promote flexible working arrangements and support everyone in managing the expectations and commitments to balance life outside work;
  • Start date: ideally 1 February 2020.

About Linklaters

Linklaters LLP is a law firm which specialises in advising the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centres, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world.

This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

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Pre-joiner screening

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited 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. Your offer will be subject to the successful completion of these checks which will be initiated following your consent.

Equal Opportunities

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best experience to everyone who comes into contact with us. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded at each stage of the selection process. Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job. Those involved in recruitment and selection decisions and processes are also provided with guidance on diversity issues. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the selection process, please talk to a member of the recruitment team so that any required adjustments can be made in advance. Specific experience requirements advertised on a role do not intend to preclude applications from candidates who may have more or less experience. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to the necessary skills for the role as described.

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