Senior Associate, EU technology and public policy (Brussels)

Global Counsel is seeking a Senior Associate to join our Brussels office to support our Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) practice. This role provides the opportunity to work across a broad range of technology policy issues and clients with a specific focus on digital services and the platform economy. The role will focus on EU public policy, as well as technology policy in major EU member states.   

The successful candidate will have at least three years’ relevant experience, either in an EU institution, a similarly rigorous business advisory/consultancy or think tank, and/or experience of working in the technology sector. You will need an appetite for developing knowledge, networks, and skills in a fast-paced and collaborative working environment.


  • Research political and regulatory developments affecting technology companies, including political priority issues on content regulation, child safety online, privacy and security, intellectual property rights and artificial intelligence.
  • Identify, map and prioritise key stakeholders across the EU institutional landscape and national capitals for clients, and provide tactical and strategic advice on engagement to clients. 
  • Plan and script engagement for businesses to draw on with key stakeholders, including where creative responses to new policy proposals are needed.
  • Support design and delivery of workshops and events for Global Counsel colleagues and for clients. 
  • Produce original written content, including policy papers, published blogs, progress reports and marketing material, to build your own profile and that of Global Counsel in Brussels.
  • Support business development by researching potential target clients.


  • Experience working in government and/or EU institutions, business, think-tank, trade union or trade association.
  • Fluency in English. Candidates who are also fluent in French preferred.
  • A proactive approach to anticipating the future agenda, and a desire to develop additional expertise as needed.
  • The ability to identify problems but, more important, deliver solutions for clients.
  • The appetite to work across a portfolio of client accounts, coordinating team members to ensure the efficient running of accounts and projects.
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively across functions and locations within Global Counsel.
  • The ability to provide written analysis and advice for clients seeking to respond to, and engage in, the policy and decision-making process in the UK, EU and key member states.
  • The presentational skills to explain information confidently and provide strong counsel to clients on future political and policy developments to expert and often senior audiences. 

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Senior Associate, EU technology and public policy
Three years’ relevant experience
05 Mar 2021
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