We firmly believe that a lawyer’s education never ends, and although our professionals are able to rely on their self-confidence, skills, and experience, it is also crucial that they keep up with current legal developments.
That is why we put such great emphasis on professional training, for instance by organising monthly case law sessions led by a lecturer from Tilburg University. We also encourage participation in advanced programmes, courses, and seminars.
A lawyer’s training involves much more than knowledge of the law: negotiation, management, and other types of skills need to be acquired, as well. We continually respond to the rapidly changing role of the lawyer.
Trainee lawyers are generally assigned to one section for one and a half years before moving on to another one, the basic idea being that the traineeship should encompass a variety of disciplines. Traineeships are designed to allow everybody to work cases independently – and thus bear responsibility - as soon as possible.
Rassers Advocaten is looking for an enthusiastic
You will join our transaction team. You will supervise acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital investments, and all related processes. As this work is performed by the team as well as independently by its individual members, you will fairly soon be given an independent role. We work proactively, pragmatically and engagingly with our corporate clients. Our work ranges from supervising or performing effective legal due diligence investigations to drafting or reviewing complex documents and structures, and determining and executing effective negotiating strategies, both nationally and internationally.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a lawyer (m/f) with 3-5 years' demonstrable experience and expertise in the business law transaction practice. You are enthusiastic, self-confident, flexible and enterprising and you aspire to develop further in this area and cooperate in expanding our practice. A good spoken and written command of English is required.
Who we are
Rassers Advocaten is an independent law firm of 30 lawyers. Our business law practice (see link) assists clients in areas of restructurings, acquisitions, disputes and commercial contracts and insolvency law (including by acting as receiver). The team is made up of 13 specialist lawyers. Our clients are business owners/businesses in the medium-sized and large SME segment, investors and non-profit organisations, in the Netherlands as well as other countries. We often work together with referrers, such as accountants and corporate finance advisors. One of the founding fathers of the international TAGLaw network, Rassers frequently represents clients who do business in the Netherlands (see www.taglaw.com).
Recent acquisitions supervised by Rassers include the following:
- Representing the SIS Leisure Group in the acquisition of (among other companies) Skidôme by Snowworld
- Representing the founders of Nostradamus (software for the hospitality industry) in the acquisition by the Canadian company Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”)
- Representing (the founders of) MK 2 – expert in visual conferencing – in the acquisition by Kinly (backed by Avedon Capital Partners)
- Representing Udenhout Autogroep in the acquisition by Mossel Automotive (nominated for the M&A Award Best Small Cap deal 2018)
- Representing Koninklijke Bammens in the acquisition by VConsyst Participaties
- Representing One of A Kind Technologies (expert in machine vision technology) in the venture capital investment from investment company Gimv.
What we offer
Part-time employment (80%) is an option. Rassers offers good employment conditions, an open working atmosphere with friendly colleagues, and a good balance between work and private life. We invest in quality by following specialist training (Grotius) and through our partnership with Tilburg University.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact mr. Annemarie Beljaars, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +31 (0)76-5136136. Please send your written application along with your CV by email to our HR Manager, Cynthia Castelein: email@example.com.
The traineeship activities will consist of performing searches (case law and literature research) for lawyers and on their instructions in all areas of the law, writing memorandums and/or drafting procedural document drafts and letters. In addition, we will try to take you along to hearings and meetings as much as possible, to enable you to get a clear understanding of what a lawyer does and what working in the legal profession involves.
A student traineeship at Rassers Advocaten, during which students are introduced to several areas of the law, generally lasts 8 weeks.
At present we have trainee openings in the following periods:
Jan / Feb 2020 (already filled)
March / April 2020
May / June 2020 (already filled)
If you are interested in doing a traineeship at our organisation, please send an email with your CV and marks list to: Cynthia Castelein (HR Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org