Innovation Advisor

Brussels 20 January 2023

As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice as a legal and tax partner if you do business in or from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland, our home markets. Our clients can count on personal advice from any of our 900 advisers based in one of our offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centers around the world. Thanks to our full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough knowledge of the market, our advisers understand exactly what clients need.

We are looking to strengthen our Technology & Innovation department with an Innovation Advisor based in our Brussels office.

Digital technologies continue to make fundamental changes to the legal profession. Our current technology stack contains automated drafting, artificial intelligence applied to document review, transaction workflow automation, and low-code platforms. Through these technologies and by optimizing business processes, we are creating opportunities to change the way we deliver our services to clients.

In this context, Loyens & Loeff has decided to invest in accelerating the adoption of technology in our firm and to start paving the way to become the next generation law & tax firm. To support that transition, we are looking for a talented Innovation Advisor to join us in our innovation process and drive the digital transformation of Loyens & Loeff.

The Technology & Innovation team:

The Technology & Innovation department consists of around 25 colleagues. There is an open and informal atmosphere within the team. Our pragmatic approach and our drive to find innovative solutions enable us to respond effectively to the needs of our clients in their national and international businesses. We strive to meet our clients' needs at the highest level of quality and efficiency. Our Technology & Innovation department consists of innovators who are eager to lead the digital transformation.

Your responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with lawyers, notaries and tax advisors on Technology & Innovation portfolio projects.

  • Act as a linking pin between the business and the Legal Engineers.

  • Support all communication about the Technology & Innovation process as well as regarding new projects and initiatives for the practice groups and other stakeholders.

  • Lead the projects in which user and customer needs are identified (user/customer journey mapping) with the aid of, amongst other things, design thinking methods.

  • Run pilots around software implementation to test the fit between problem and solution in collaboration with the business.

  • Support the practice groups in the implementation of the Technology & Innovation process and technological solutions.

  • Lead the rollout, maximizing user adoption and scale-up of technology solutions.

  • Support collection and analysis of data about the use of technological solutions and their return on investment (innovation accounting).

Your profile:

We are looking for Innovation Advisors with demonstrable experience or interest in digital transformation and legal technology. Furthermore, you meet the following requirements:

  • You have minimum 2 years of relevant work experience.

  • You hold a Bachelor or Master's degree in a relevant discipline.

  • Your profile shows demonstrable affinity with law, digital transformation, legal technology or innovation. Experience within the legal services sector is a plus.

  • You have an excellent written and verbal command of the English language, a good active knowledge of Dutch or French and minimum a passive knowledge of the other language (Dutch or French)

  • You are a team player, you have well developed communication skills and you have a natural talent for inspiring, motivating and connecting people.

  • You have experience in executing projects, working with deadlines and you have project management skills.

  • You have excellent analytical skills, a creative mindset and you are a solution-driven thinker. You have experience in working with scrum or other agile methods is a plus. 

  • You are pro-active, self-reliant, and you have a strong sense of responsibility.

  • Most of all, you are a team player and problem solver who manages to navigate complexities in an ever-changing environment.

We offer you:

  • A varied position in a growing, dynamic and international team of Legal Engineers and Innovation Advisors;

  • The team is part of a leading international law firm with a strong identity and collegial atmosphere;

  • A competitive salary, adapted to your level of experience;

  • Loyens & Loeff values self-development and encourages a proactive attitue;

  • Modern, informal and dynamic working environment, easily accessible by public transport

Apply for this vacancy!

Eager to apply? Then submit your application and apply now. For questions about content, contact Margot Dadi-Tailleur (Law & Tax Innovation Manager): + 31 06-53 42 48 84 or Questions about the process can be addressed to Charlotte Akkermans (HR Business Partner):

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Charlotte Akkermans

HR Business Partner