De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek – Law Assistant – Intellectual Property
LAW ASSISTANT – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
We are looking for a student who has a keen interest in Intellectual Property law.
You will be employed as a law assistant on a part-time basis, for 15 hours per week, for a period of atleast six-months.
Firmly embedded in our 150+ litigation practice, our Intellectual Property practice are uniquely positioned to handle the most complex, multidisciplinary and international matters with an IP angle.
Unlike any other firm in the Netherlands, we have the strength and capability to deal with all aspects of complex IP litigation, and alongside our ground-breaking cases before the European Court of Justice, we have been involved in most of the landmark decisions heard by the Dutch Supreme Court in the past five years..
We offer our clients targeted legal and broad sector knowledge across the full scope of healthcare, life sciences, food and beverages, luxury goods, retail, telecommunication, ICT, energy, transportation, chemical, materials, banking and insurance sectors.
What you can expect as a law assistant
You will be working in a pool together with other law assistants of the practice. Your activities as a law assistant consist of a combination of ‘know-how’ related work and assisting lawyers in the group’s daily practice (including literature and case law research, the preparation of presentations, memo’s and research for internal and external publications).
As a law assistant, you will be able to participate fully in all of our educational and social programmes (both those which are practice specific, and those arranged for the whole firm). You will also participate in our Introduction Day, and have the opportunity to meet other colleagues starting at the same time, in different roles across the firm. Ideally you will share a room with one of our lawyers, and be able to accompany them to any court hearings and client meetings.
However, to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our employees (and to comply with national restrictions on working practice during the pandemic), remote working or a hybrid arrangement may be necessary. We use the latest tools and applications to connect, collaborate and work together and would ask for your flexibility and tenacity to embrace whatever the current remote or hybrid working arrangements may be at the time that you start.
If you are:
- a Master’s student with strong academic record;
- eager and excited to learn;
- meticulous and well-organised;
- proactive and flexible;
- interested in corporate law;
- a great team-player;
- enthusiastic and driven; and you have excellent Dutch and English language skills,
then we very much look forward to hearing from you.