Paralegal - EU Practice

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Paralegal - EU Practice

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Brussels, Belgium

For our office in Brussels, we are looking for a Paralegal – EU Practice.

Cleary Gottlieb offers a collegial working environment with an open, friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere. The Brussels office employs an international team of paralegals that are an integral part of its legal staff and that work closely with lawyers in providing clients with legal services. The Brussels paralegals are highly qualified, with most possessing law degrees and experience in their fields of expertise. In addition, they receive specialized training, including in the use of case management software and European, Belgian and U.S. research databases.

Main responsibilities

The paralegals in the EU practice provide support to an international group of lawyers in the competition, trade and regulatory area, with particular focus on European competition law. Job duties include:

  • Performing legal and factual research on all areas of EU law, including relevant Member State law;
  • Supporting lawyers on large transactions, investigations and litigation cases through research, analysis and general case management, including the organization of case files using litigation and document management software;
  • Assisting lawyers with drafting, preparing and producing regulatory filings with various European and national authorities, including the coordination of assistance provided by their secretaries and other support staff members;
  • Participating in large discovery phase document reviews and due diligence investigations as part of a larger team of lawyers and paralegals;
  • Assisting lawyers with researching, updating, editing and publishing books and articles;
  • Performing language reviews and translations, monitoring legal developments, and maintaining various internal collections of reference materials and knowledge management tools.

Desired skills and competencies

  • Paralegal candidates should be English native speaker. Knowledge of other European languages is an asset;
  • A master law degree is preferred, but alternative four-year university degrees in economics are considered;
  • Previous editing or publishing experience in English, or other relevant experience, such as an internship with the European Union Institutions, would be a distinct advantage;
  • Candidates should be intellectually curious and should have keen interest in new technologies and a good working knowledge of computer programs and database;
  • We look for entrepreneurial meticulous and well-organized individuals who are able to work both independently and within a team;
  • Candidates should be flexible, have excellent interpersonal skills, cope well under pressure.

If you are looking for a position in an international environment where collegiality, integrity, excellence, passion and going the extra mile are the core values, then please send your cover letter and CV to capetit@cgsh.com.

While we would like to respond to all applicants, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.

Don't forget to mention EuroLegalJobs when applying.

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