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Food and Drug, Food Packaging, and Chemicals Junior Associate (Brussels)

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Food and Drug, Food Packaging, and Chemicals Junior Associate (Brussels)


A niche, world class international law firm with a unique blend of legal and scientific expertise, Keller and Heckman LLP, with offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, San Francisco, and Shanghai, serves some of the largest conglomerates and organizations world-wide, and some of the smallest innovators in the market – on some of their most complex and difficult issues.

To support the growth of its Food and Drug, Food Packaging, and Chemicals practices in Brussels, the Firm seeks to appoint:

                    A Junior Associate

Your missions and responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for conducting research in national and EU law, analyzing legal issues, and drafting summaries and opinions in French and in English in connection with a variety of life science and chemicals matters 
  • You will assist in preparing filings with EU or national bodies such as the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg or the ECHA Board of Appeal
  • You will work with fellow associates and in-house scientists under the guidance of partners from the relevant practice areas of the Brussels and the DC offices

Your profile:

  • You have a scientific background and/or a strong interest in developing expertise and in providing services in legal and regulatory EU and international issues regarding food, food packaging, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices, chemicals and other life sciences issues
  • You have excellent academic records including a postgraduate degree in European Law
  • You are admitted in a European bar 
  • You are fluent in French and in English and you possess a good working knowledge of German or another EU language   
  • You are interested in a long-term commitment
  • You have between 1-3 years of relevant experience 

Personal skills required for this position: 

  • You are a self-starter, hard-working, with a will to learn and to grow, you possess a strong analytical ability with attention to detail, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work independently and in a team, excellent writing skills in French and in English and an ability to write succinctly, and you are focused on producing the best possible results. 

We offer: 

  • Work on a variety of life science and chemicals matters for a variety of international clients 
  • The opportunity to join world class teams constituted of lawyers and scientists, in a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving
  • A multinational environment 
  • The possibility to grow within the Firm 
  • An attractive and rewarding remuneration package


To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Ireland
Human Resources and Recruitment Manager

Keller and Heckman LLP
1001 G Street, NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, D.C. 20001 .