Junior Associate Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection

Stibbe is a leading independent Benelux law firm with main offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg, and a branch office in London. Our Brussels office is one of the leading law firms in the Belgian market, with around 160 lawyers in 12 practice groups. We provide our clients with high-quality legal advice and representation in an international context.

Our practice group Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection excels in advice, litigation, contract drafting and setting up commercial actions. Clients include leading businesses in various sectors (including the clothing, food, telecom and retail industries), trade associations and public authorities. Our team members are regular guest speakers at seminars and universities, and have also published extensively on topics relating to unfair competition law and consumer protection.

In order to support the growth of our practice, we are looking for a Junior Associate with a passion to deliver top-notch work.

Job description

As a Junior Associate Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection, you will:

  • Provide hands-on advice on national and European consumer protection rules, including pre-contractual and contractual information obligations, sales guarantees, price announcements, the requirements for distance selling, e-commerce and online platforms;
  • Flag unfair commercial practices towards both consumers and competitors;
  • Review contracts (including distribution and agency agreements), terms and conditions, information on webshops, and more, in both a B2C and B2B context;
  • Assist with labelling and information requirements for foodstuffs and other products;
  • Represent clients before court, in particular in cease-and-desist claims and damage claims;
  • Negotiate with inspection authorities or in administrative procedures; 

The ideal candidate

  • You have a Belgian law degree with an excellent academic record;
  • You have a passion for law and working on high-profile, challenging cases, in which you are not afraid to take responsibility;
  • You have strong analytical skills and you are able to communicate your thoughts and findings in a clear, comprehensive and convincing manner;
  • You are fluent (both written and spoken) in Dutch, English and French;
  • You are a team player and you excel in personal connections. 

Join us

You will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally by learning from and collaborating with experienced professionals. We foster a work environment that values high-quality client service, teamwork, individual development, but we also make time to enjoy team buildings, afterwork drinks, sports activities as well as other great events together. We embrace hybrid working arrangements, with a focus on the end result and are happy to explain more during our first encounter.

Spontaneous application

Want to join Stibbe, but you don’t see the job opening you’re looking for? Apply spontaneously and we’ll check if we can consider your application.

Kikke Vandriessche Stibbe

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