With offices in 30 cities around the world, we offer expert legal services across a wide range of jurisdictions and best-in-class divisions, in Corporate, Finance, and Dispute Resolution. And while our lawyers tackle complex global work, so will you. Just as they're supported by colleagues around the world, you will be too.
Join one of our Business Teams and you'll play a pivotal role in our work, influencing senior lawyers and serving clients. Very simply, we offer you a highly challenging career, supported by investment in the latest processes, services and technology.
There are many compelling reasons to join the team, starting with the vision we share: by fulfilling individual potential, we will become the best-in-class law firm. You'll be central to our success, driving change, instilling best practice and providing the commercial edge we need to lead the market. But it's the calibre of your thinking that we value most. So while we set high standards, legal sector experience is not a pre-requisite. We welcome world-class professionals from different backgrounds and ideas. And we're committed to developing them with world-class development and training. Our scope, too, is wide-ranging. Opportunities for business services professionals in Belgium are available in Finance and Business Management, EU Law and Policy, Business Development & Marketing, Human Resources, Knowledge and Learning, Technology, Legal Secretaries and Operations.
Business Development and Marketing
Part of our vision is to be ‘best in class’, and to do this we need to be winning in our chosen markets. A business development and marketing career at Linklaters puts you at the heart of realising this vision.
Our client development, business development and sector management teams are fundamental to global client relationships with the world’s leading companies and financial institutions. These relationships ensure we continue to attract the most important assignments.
Of equal importance is the firm’s reputation. Our PR, communications and events teams around the world are behind the innovative marketing that enables us to nurture that reputation. You won’t be restricted to any one area of marketing, or location. And with secondments and broad exposure to our business on offer, you'll find we place a high value on career development.
Knowledge and Learning
Knowledge and Learning is critical to the success of the firm and achieving our vision of being best in class and winning in our chosen markets. Our knowledge is a key asset, and our investment in knowledge and learning directly impacts our competitiveness. Linklaters places a very high value on both developing the knowledge and skills of every individual and, crucially, sharing our knowledge across the global firm. The Knowledge and Learning teams ensure that everyone has access to excellent, relevant and exciting knowledge and learning to develop capabilities for the future.
EU Law and Policy
The EU Law & Policy Group is a cross-office, cross-practice initiative aiming to achieve firm wide synergies in the area of EU law monitoring, supporting Linklaters with EU intelligence and excellent knowledge resources. The services of the EU Law & Policy Group add value in terms of legal insight, thought leadership, reputation and business generation.
A world-class HR function is paramount because our future rests on recruiting, retaining and developing the best global talent. The work is challenging and the standards exceptional. But so is the support you receive. Join us and you'll work with some of the brightest minds in HR and enjoy close access to partners and Business Teams leaders.
Our success depends on all of us sharing knowledge and resources, and HR is involved in cross-functional projects. So whether you're based in London or Lisbon, Brussels or Shanghai, you'll feel part of a global team, coming into contact with colleagues and initiatives from around the world. There's great variety on offer for your career, too. Specialise in an HR discipline, or widen it by getting involved in other practice areas.
Finance and Business Management
To compete in the fast-moving legal market, we need to be more than a strong commercial business - we need to adapt quickly. We want to lead the way in how we operate commercially and financially, which is why financial best practice is always front of mind.
Our function is broad, and we have advisory teams in practices and support teams around the world.
Our professionals are both highly valued for their advice and central to our strategy. And they're intimately involved in the running of big projects and building lasting client relationships.
At Linklaters, we invest considerably in the careers of technology professionals, and in the technology that helps us to serve our clients and our people better. We focus on delivering mobility to facilitate flexible working, access to know-how and collaboration for each other and our clients.
Using innovation in technology creates competitive advantage for the firm ahead of our competitors whilst maintaining the security of our networks keeps everyone on their toes.
We were the first law firm to implement SAP globally, the first to employ documentum as a content management solution, and the first to launch an extranet providing online legal services (through Online Subscription Products).
We work from a common IT platform and all our information is held centrally in four data centres. For the firm this ensures consistency, flexibility and reliability. For IT professionals, it offers global exposure. And wherever you join us, you'll be working as part of a global team, on projects that span the world.
As a Legal Secretary, you'll be central to the firm, wherever you are in the world, supporting our lawyers and clients. So we make sure you have everything you need to do your job properly. Our resources are first-rate, our working environments are bright and modern, and we offer rewards for exceptional service. And while challenging work is an inescapable reality at Linklaters, you'll have the support of a genuine team behind you.
We offer an intranet site with bespoke secretarial content, a newsletter run by secretaries for secretaries, and regular idea-sharing calls between offices around the world. When it comes to your development, we offer plenty of flexibility, too. You could take on new responsibilities, a coaching or training role, or move to a different role entirely.
Operations provides our clients and colleagues with facilities and support services that mirror the excellent quality of our legal advice.
Roles can be demanding and cover such disciplines as Facilities, Document Services, Reception & Front of House to Health & Safety and Security. They often provide opportunities to manage third-party supply contracts and manage major one-off projects through specialist contractors.