Liedekerke is one of the largest independent law firms in Belgium. We are a full-service law firm covering more than twenty specialist areas, whether the need is for advice, transactional work or dispute resolution. Since 1965, Liedekerke has represented international and domestic businesses – from start-ups and private companies to major listed companies and multinational corporations – as well as financial institutions, governmental bodies and intergovernmental institutions. With over 130 lawyers, our goal is not to be the largest firm but to be the firm of choice for clients who require trusted advice and innovative and business-aware legal solutions. Each of our practice areas is highly regarded, and our lawyers are recognised for their commitment to our clients’ interests. We look after our clients with energy, creativity and dedication. In turn they value our intellectual agility, business-aware approach and capacity for innovation as well as our utmost integrity, sense of humour and human qualities. We cherish that character and aim to maintain it. That’s why we are constantly on the lookout for students, talented graduates and experienced associates as well as professionals who share these values and ambitions.
The Shared Values
What values does Liedekerke Law uphold as a work environment?
A human approach: working in a competitive industry like ours can have a lot of strange effects on people. What makes it successful is that colleagues always interact in a human way, with respect and a willingness to help each other, despite the high pressure they sometimes face.
Inquisitive, personal and professional growth: it is often said that Liedekerke is the ideal place to master the legal profession and to apply the necessary skills as a professional. Outstanding lawyers and talented professionals see mentoring the less experienced lawyers and professionals as their mission in the ﬁrm. Everyone is strongly encouraged to receive regular continuing education, and the ﬁrm's own Liedekerke Academy also oﬀers a range of courses that contribute to this goal.
Embracing a feedback culture throughout the ﬁrm:
Regularly giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner plays an important role, on the one hand, in the eﬃciency of collaboration among each other but, on the other, also in the pleasant and motivating atmosphere in which this can take place. For this reason, since several years, we have introduced a project around implementing a feedback culture in the ﬁrm. This involves, on the one hand, learning to know oneself better and, above all, being aware of one's own drives and pitfalls and, on the other, also being aware of the drives and pitfalls of the colleagues with whom we work most closely so that we can take them into account and get the best out of the collaboration.
An inclusive workplace starts with opening up to listen to other voices. Our data is not currently in line with society's population composition. We are aware of this as an organisation and are taking very concrete steps to change this because companies must take signiﬁcant responsibility in the endeavour to a society that embraces each and every one. Our motivation here is not to give a nice picture based on 'nice' data, our motivation is mainly to make sure that everyone feels welcome in the ﬁrm and gets the opportunities to build their professional career.
Concrete actions we take:
in 2019, we set up a two-year diversity action plan in collaboration with Actiris. With the plan, concrete actions were and are still being taken that contribute to the creation of a work environment in which a workforce characterised by diversity contributes to the success of the ﬁrm and all her members;
in 2019 the ﬁrm became a founding member of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance. This network consists of some 50 national and international law ﬁrms that have oﬃces in the Brussels region and that work together to place and promote diversity & inclusion in the legal sector higher on the agenda, for more information visit https://legaldiversityalliance.be;
in 2020, the Gender Equity Unit was established in the ﬁrm, this is a task force consisting of about 30 members of the oﬃce (lawyers, members of the support services, gender-, ethnic- and age diversity, etc...) who meet on a regular basis to develop speciﬁc projects aimed at improving gender equity in all and more speciﬁcally senior positions within the ﬁrm.
The earth is our home and thus that of Liedekerke Law. That companies should dwell on their ecological footprint when carrying out their activities is undeniable. Liedekerke is therefore working hard to take care of its home by, for example, making adjustments to its infrastructure, providing guidelines regarding simple daily reﬂexes that we all need to cultivate in order not to give energy wasting and climate polluting activities a chance.
Giving back to the society: The ﬁrm values its success, it is the result of focused and thorough work, continuing to educate itself and working constantly to improve and excel in its services. A characteristic that unites all of us in the ﬁrm is not letting success blind one to giving back to society. Pro-bono work is done and various projects are set up to assist the needy. So, the skills at our disposal are deﬁnitely being utilised to make a diﬀerence in that too.
COME WORK WITH US IF
you feel attracted by the ﬂexibility, agility and decisiveness of a local oﬃce with international reach in terms of clients, ﬁles and jurisdictions;
you are passionate about the law and the business world and you would like to dedicate this passion to clients and colleagues;
ﬁnding and proposing the best possible solution and service is a driving force in your work ethic;
you value an intellectually stimulating work environment that gives you every opportunity to further develop your skills and also gives you the opportunity to contribute your ideas, knowledge and competencies to the ﬁrm's strategic policy from day one;
you're more interested in working eﬃciently than in knocking 'hours' because you want to be able to spend your valuable time on other activities and components of life;
you see the advantages of an oﬃce in the heart of Brussels, combined with the possibility of teleworking, and secondment opportunities in the oﬃces of our clients or in our oﬃces in London, Kinshasa and Kigali are a nice to have.
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