De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek offers you a challenging opportunity to join our Litigation/IP practice as a Senior Associate at our Amsterdam office. This position will have a strong focus on technology driven cases (e.g. Telecom, Pharma, Mechanics, IT, Biochemicals).
About the role
De Brauw is the undisputed market leader in litigation in the Netherlands, both in the national and international arenas.
In this role you will focus on complex patent and other IP litigation. You will handle your own cases and all corresponding activities as a Senior Associate. At De Brauw we offer you the possibility to set up your multidisciplinary team per case. We also have an extensive Legal Operations & Innovation team, who will help you to get the best results possible.
Unlike any other firm in The Netherlands, De Brauw has the strength and capability to deal with all aspects of such cases at the highest level, combining top-tier knowledge of IP law with that in other areas of the law, such as competition, contract, tax, administrative and arbitration. Within our integrated practice you will get the opportunity to work with the best and brightest and further develop yourself to a leading litigation lawyer, working on a broad range of litigation cases, including ground-breaking cases before the Dutch Supreme Court, the CJEU and the EPO.
Who are you?
We are looking for a colleague who has a demonstrable passion for technology (from work experience and/or personal interest). You are a team player, ambitious and know when to take the lead!
The ideal candidate for this position:
• has a minimum of 4 years experience as a lawyer
• has experience with technology driven cases and/or has experience with patent litigation
• has knowledge of Dutch procedural law
• has a broad legal interest;
• has good communication and writing skills, an excellent command of the English language, and is fluent in the Dutch language.
De Brauw is a Netherlands headquartered law firm with a global reach. We have a robust corporate practice, a center of excellence in litigation and an unparalleled team of regulatory experts. In our international litigation practice, we handle big and complex matters involving big risks, working in multidisciplinary, multinational teams composed of strong strategic thinkers willing to go the extra mile. We believe in striking the right balance between rigour and pragmatism, especially when the stakes are high and the pressure is on.
We have weekly company drinks, soccertables and competitions and joint events like company-hockey, Amstel Gold Race, pubquizzes and of course skiing-trips. We strive to recruit people with a variety of interests, experience and backgrounds.
We offer you great secondary benefits such as: a company phone and laptop; a 13th month; discounted gym membership; personal development e.g. over 150 online and in-person training opportunities and visiting seminars and, last but not least, being part of a dedicated team in an exciting environment.
Our clients, people and drive for quality are the energisers of our firm. They are the basis from which we deliver a powerful corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation and arbitration, and an unparalleled team of compliance experts.