Law Assistant - ESG

De Brauw's ESG expertise group is looking for a student who has a keen interest in sustainability and ESG-related regulation for the position of Law Assistant ESG. In this role, you will work closely with lawyers from several departments to support our cross-expertise ESG work. This role is a part-time placement for a period of at least eight months.

De Brauw's ESG practice

ESG is becoming increasingly relevant for a broad range of our clients. De Brauw advises and represents clients in a wide range of matters involving issues of sustainability regulation. We provide strategic advice to our multinational clients globally in litigation, transactions and enforcement actions and do so in teams with varying areas of expertise.

What you can expect as a law assistant

Your activities as a law assistant consist of a combination of ‘know-how’ related work and assisting our ESG practice heads and lawyers in their daily practice. This involves amongst others work in coordinating the business development of the ESG group, keeping the team appraised of recent developments, reviewing relevant literature, assisting with ESG related publications, case law research, preparing position papers, memoranda and other matter-related work.

As a law assistant, you will be able to participate fully in all of our educational and social programmes (both those which are practice specific, and those arranged for the entire firm). You will also participate in our Introduction Day, and have the opportunity to meet other colleagues starting at the same time, in different roles across the firm. As law assistant in our ESG practice specifically, you will have the opportunity to work with lawyers from different departments. Our litigation department will be your 'home base' but your work will not be limited to litigation work only.

We note that, to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our employees (and to comply with national restrictions on working practice during the pandemic), remote working or a hybrid arrangement may be necessary. We use the latest tools and applications to connect, collaborate and work together and would ask for your flexibility and tenacity to embrace whatever the current remote or hybrid working arrangements may be at the time that you start.

The requirements

If you are:

  • a third-year Bachelor or Master's student with a strong academic record;
  • eager and excited to learn;
  • particularly interested in ESG;
  • meticulous and well-organised;
  • proactive and flexible;
  • a great team-player;
  • available for two/three days per week, preferably starting in September/October 2022;
  • enthusiastic and driven;
  • and you have excellent English and Dutch language skills,

then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

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Sophia Schumacher

Recruitment Adviser (Campus)