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Working in Brussels

If you are interested in becoming part of a truly global, collaborative team of legal thinkers, practitioners, and leaders, your journey begins at Hogan Lovells in Brussels. We understand that our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals. We offer lawyers and other professionals in Brussels exciting opportunities within a leading global law firm.


What we do

Hogan Lovells Brussels office interior 2The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest single market. Brussels is an essential city for companies doing business in the EU because it hosts numerous EU institutions and is a focus for legislative initiatives, coordination among Member States, and enforcement of the rules and regulations.

Clients come to our Brussels team with their most challenging antitrust, international trade, life sciences, data privacy, and environmental challenges. Complementing our EU regulatory offering, we also have a full-service finance practice that advises clients on domestic and pan-European matters. Clients value our in-depth legal expertise, our understanding of EU institutions, and our unrivaled knowledge of their businesses and sectors.

Our Brussels practice areas include:

Antitrust, Competition, and Economic Regulation (ACER)

Our Brussels team excels in everything that is antitrust, including investigations, financial services regulation, foreign direct investment, merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, intellectual property/competition, digital regulation, litigation, state aid, and procurement. Our ACER practice is truly global, with more than 100 lawyers in 10 countries.

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Our Brussels team advises on all EU and World Trade Organization issues, including trade controls, trade defense, financial services regulation, foreign direct investment, trade litigation, and trade policy.

Our international trade and investment team interacts daily with the firm’s fully integrated worldwide practice, which includes over 70 lawyers in Washington, London, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Life Sciences

Our Brussels team advises clients in a variety of life sciences areas, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, data protection, cosmetics, national law, and food and feed.

Banking and Finance

Our Brussels team offers a complete financial services legal offering. We advise and assist on banking and finance transactions and provide sophisticated financial regulatory advice. As Belgian lawyers, the team advises more broadly on Belgian corporate, finance, and commercial law topics.

With teams located in all the major global financial centers, the Hogan Lovells finance practice advises clients across the globe and has strong client relationships with active clients both on the issuer’s side and the lender’s side.

Are you exploring a career in law, seeking to elevate your career as an experienced lawyer, looking to grow your skills within our Business Team? Define your Future. Find out more about our current opportunities.

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Being a Trainee in Brussels

Kick-off an exciting career with a leading global law firm and work at the cutting edge of EU and international competition, regulatory (complemented by a full-service finance practice), and trade law.

Hogan Lovells Brussels offers a friendly and diverse working environment, where our trainees are true members of the legal team. You will play an important role working in different areas of EU activity, while learning how the business world operates.

As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of matters involving the legislative process, enforcement, and counseling on international, pan-European, and national matters. You will not only gain an in-depth understanding of the European Commission, Parliament, and Council, but also work with colleagues and clients from all over the world.

We look to recruit smart, collaborative, and determined individuals who can adapt to new surroundings, deliver complex work while meeting deadlines, and have the ambition to take ideas in new directions.

If you are a newly qualified trainee lawyer anywhere in Europe, or are currently obtaining your qualification, this is your opportunity to launch your career. If you have a strong interest in EU law, excel at written and spoken English, and feel at home in a multicultural environment, find out more about our current opportunities.

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