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The Vacancy

The Energy & Utilities Team

Within the EU Regulatory Department of the Brussels Office, the Energy and Utilities Team assists businesses in Belgium and abroad with a specific focus on energy & utilities (water, waste) and environmental matters including climate change. Permitting, public procurement and competition law issues play part as well, since dossiers are often project related.

The legal assistance delivered by our Team varies from contract drafting to regulatory advice to litigation. It often involves new market segments such as heat networks, interconnections, hydrogen and batteries. Key to good advice is having a multi-disciplinary team covering several topics.

Our Energy and Utilities Team has developed an extensive knowledge in assisting clients in the Belgian and EU electricity and gas sectors. The ever-changing energy market requires constant adaptation and further training to deliver outstanding advice. Our Team is consistently ranked as a top-tier Team of the main legal directories over the last decade.

Therefore, we are looking for an Associate who wants to play a role in this balanced, multi-disciplinary Team.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Master's degree in Belgian law with a strong academic record;
  • A specialisation/background in Energy, Environmental (permitting) or Public Law is an asset;
  • Working experience in Energy law is an asset;
  • Genuine interest in the world of energy is key;
  • Trilingual (French and Dutch, with a strong knowledge of English)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • You are proactive, a good communicator and good team player with a sense of initiative required in business life.


  • Independent legal research and legal analysis;
  • Various duties including drafting and reviewing of contracts, drafting opinions, law-making and litigation;
  • Internal presentations, presentations at client meetings, negotiations and external seminars;
  • Full participation in the practical organisation of the Team.


The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.

Our clients range from household social media, technology and media companies, as well as global financial institutions, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, major FMCG brands and public bodies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and knowledge, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across the world providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We have 25 offices in 11 countries and our team is based in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Most recently, the firm has been recognised for its work across a number of practice areas.  We have been shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2021; Litigation Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2021 and for Innovation in rescue, restructuring and recovery award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2021.

Nº employees 1001-5000
Founding year 1835
Products / Services Advocacy, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Civil Litigation
Mission Fieldfisher is a European law firm built around its people. We are a full-service firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. As an entrepreneurial, pragmatic and socially conscious firm, we embrace our purpose as a trusted, client-focused corporate citizen. We believe The Future is Human*, so we take a collaborative approach with our clients, shaping our services to their needs and integrating cutting-edge legal technologies where appropriate. Our European network is supported by our offices in the US and China and international partner firms, enabling us to advise clients around the world with seamless efficiency and dedication across time zones and disciplines. We work with many of the biggest organisations globally and are proud to support numerous charity partners and causes. When it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG), we lead from the front in our industry and make ourselves accountable to our clients and our people for our actions.
overview Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

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