Regulatory & Public Affairs Advisor

Bird & Bird
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 04

Position description

Bird & Bird's rapidly growing Regulatory & Public Affairs practice in Brussels is looking to recruit an advisor 

Bird & Bird is an international law firm that established a Regulatory & Public Affairs practice in its Brussels office in 2018. We spend a great deal of our time analysing our clients' sectors, anticipating trends, and assessing the impact of regulatory and policy changes.

The team advises on cutting-edge issues in highly regulated sectors including technology, communications, life science, healthcare, media, sports, automotive, financial services and energy. Bird & Bird's Tier 1 ranking by Chambers Europe for Regulatory telecoms, media and technology (TMT) is testament to the quality of the service we provide.

Our Brussels office brings together more than 65 team members from over 10 different countries. If you want to find out more, visit

How will you make your mark?

By providing advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Monitor and analyse intelligence on EU regulatory and policy developments that affect our clients' business, with a focus on EU Technology, Communications and Media regulation, as well as supporting our competition and trade practices;
  • Be part of a Regulatory & Public Affairs team with the opportunity to carry out substantial work on behalf of exciting, international clients; 
  • Be actively involved in marketing and business development initiatives such as client alerts, webinars and workshops;
  • Coordinate and draft articles for our monthly Connected client newsletter on tech policy developments at EU level;
  • Gain experience of presenting policy issues during our international practice groups calls and know-how sessions;

You can count on the firm's support to:

  • Take on responsibility from day one, enjoying challenging work with innovative clients;
  • Build your skills, develop your knowledge from our legal and policy experts, as well as receive their feedback on your work;
  • Be actively involved in marketing and business development initiatives in a truly international firm;
  • Take part in various social activities and events of our Brussels office and internationally.
  • Immerse yourself in the friendly and vibrant international environment that makes Bird & Bird, and our people, so unique.

How to get your foot in the door?

You have a thorough understanding of EU Regulatory & Public Affairs and at least two years of experience working in the EU institutions, a Member State representation or a European trade association or consultancy.

You have a relevant university degree, such as a Master's degree in European studies, politics, international relations, law or economics.

You have a (near-)native level of English and excellent drafting skills, along with command of at least one other major EU language, both orally and in writing.

You have the ability to build a network of contacts in the EU institutions and industry stakeholders. 

You have strong analytical and research skills and are committed to delivering high-quality work. You are ready to roll up your sleeves together with our team around the globe, and fit in well with our open, entrepreneurial culture.

You have a strong appetite for business development activities to further develop our Regulatory & Public Affairs practice.

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