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Junior Energy Lawyer

Posted 16 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
French (Good)
Dutch (Fluent)

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For our Brussels office we are looking for an energy law trainee with 0 to 2 years of experience.

AKD is a leading Benelux law firm, with over 500 attorneys, civil-law notaries, tax consultants and staff. The firm in Brussels counts around 35 lawyers.

AKD has a market-leading energy team, with a strong track record particularly in the field of renewable energy projects and in the regulation of the electricity and gas markets. Our practice includes:

  • full lifecycle (“drawing board-to-decommissioning”) assistance to onshore and offshore renewable energy project developers and their lenders. This covers advising, negotiating and where necessary litigating in respect of permits, subsidies, construction agreements, power purchase agreements and, ultimately, decommissioning;
  • energy-related litigation in the civil courts, the markets Court, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court, typically in test cases regarding recently adopted and/or controversial legislation; and,
  • advising energy producers, network operators, public authorities and industrial companies on forthcoming and recent energy and climate legislation, e.g. emergency legislation in response to market shocks (such as energy price volatility in 2022).
  • We offer the opportunity to work on a wide variety of challenging matters, under the direct supervision of experienced energy lawyers, and thorough on-the-job training.

Job requirements

You hold a Master’s degree in Law from a Belgian university. You are analytic, critical and capable of original thought. You are ambitious, result-driven and a team player. You have a good command of Dutch and English and a working knowledge of French. You are open to practicing in multiple areas of the law, including contract, administrative, constitutional and European law as well as sector-specific legislation. Whilst an interest in learning energy law is a requirement, prior knowledge in this area is not.

AKD offers you a future-oriented process of career planning and emphasis on nurturing your talents and strong points, encouraging you to deliver excellent solutions for our clients. You will have the opportunity to work for leading players in the energy sector. Our flexible learning environment will support you in further developing your talents in your field of expertise, in client engagement and in honing your leadership skills.

AKD is een van de grote kantoren in Nederland, met een stevige footprint in de Benelux. Bij ons werken ruim 500 advocaten, notarissen, belasting-adviseurs en business support. Stuk voor stuk aanpakkers en teamspelers. Met een no-nonsense mentaliteit en passie voor hun vak. We hebben kantoren in Amsterdam, Breda, Brussel, Eindhoven, Luxemburg en Rotterdam en zijn thuis in vrijwel ieder rechtsgebied, waar ter wereld onze klanten ons nodig hebben!

Active in 3 countries
500 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 35 years