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Associate - Amsterdam

Pogust Goodhead
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Practice area
Civil litigation
Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years
Private practice

Job Details

POGUST GOODHEAD now requires an Associate to join our litigation practice in the Amsterdam office. The ideal candidate will have excellent management and cross-border litigation experience with a keen interest in one or more of the following fields:

  • Environmental protection and Human rights;
  • Data protection;
  • Consumer product liability;
  • Medical product liability;
  • Competition law.

We are looking for Associates with 3 to 6 years’ experience working as an attorney at a top-rated law firm in the Netherlands, who are able to work independently on live matters, engage in business development activities and provide excellent support to the Senior Associates and Partners in order to implement various legal strategies. The opportunities will range from drafting legal submissions and memoranda to partaking in the management of case strategy and maintaining communications with external parties, clients, and co-counsel. We are looking for candidates who are looking to grow in a firm where they will be given responsibilities in the day-to-day conduct of litigation cases. This exceptional opportunity suits ambitious and hardworking lawyers who enjoy working as part of a collaborative and dynamic team and share our passion for achieving justice for those we represent.

Role & responsibilities and core competencies

*Ad hoc duties commensurate with your role are also included in the below

*The following is not an exhaustive or definitive list and is subject to change based on the needs of the business and appropriate experience

  • Work with the team on large, complex and fast paced contentious cases, including multi-jurisdictional disputes.
  • Conduct research, drafting and reviewing of documentation.
  • Manage meetings effectively by setting clear agendas.
  • Assist the firm in achieving its professional objectives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with co-counsel, expert witnesses, funders, claim foundations and other external parties.
  • Manage legal documentation and demonstrate effective case management.
  • Contribute to POGUST GOODHEAD’s business developments, including raising the firm’s profile by partaking in marketing activities and contributing to the firm’s publications


What you’ll bring to POGUST GOODHEAD:


  • Completed professional training (beroepsopleiding)
  • Master’s degree in law
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dutch law
  • Fluent in English (written and oral)
  • Strong technical skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in litigation
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand the clients’ needs and an ability to adopt the best-case strategy.
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy to produce work which is consistently of a high standard.
  • Very strong organisational skills, file management and time/record keeping.
  • Confident communicator able to work calmly under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by previous collaborative work with external and internal parties.
  • Demonstrate flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are met and clients are communicated with efficiently.
  • Have empathy and passion for the clients we represent.
  • Experience in class actions / collective redress
  • Experience in environmental protection, securities litigation, competition or consumer/medical product liability fields
  • Experience in bro-bono or social justice/human rights work


POGUST GOODHEAD employee commitment

At POGUST GOODHEAD we believe in championing personal growth and achievements, but first and foremost, we’re also a team, and a team is strongest when everyone feels that they are supported and valued as individuals.

We know that our team are the heart of POGUST GOODHEAD and that is why we make the following commitment to all our people:

  • To be a meritocracy with a fair and transparent pay review process
  • To offer opportunities for internal promotion
  • To provide everyone with a fair and structured performance review process
  • To provide a learning environment that supports its employees in becoming experts in their roles.
  • To give all POGUST GOODHEAD’s people opportunities to influence and improve how we work.

Our commitment to building an inclusive workplace.

POGUST GOODHEAD is an equal opportunities employer who believes passionately that our team should represent the diversity of the clients that we support. We are committed to providing a place of work that provides fair and equal career growth and learning opportunities to all its employees. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind within our company, and we celebrate creating a culture offering opportunity for all, regardless of race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio economic background, disability or religious beliefs





Pogust Goodhead is a rapidly expanding global law firm that is passionate about getting access to justice for the victims of wrongdoing by large corporations.

We specialise in large scale group litigation against organisations that mistreat, mislead, or injure people.

Our mission is to become one of the world's leading claimant law firms, fighting cases and causes that have the power to improve the lives of tens of millions of people. 

We have offices in the UK, US, Netherlands and Brazil. See our website for more information.

Founded in 2018, we represent a diverse range of clients against multinationals and institutions around the world. The firm has already secured several landmark rulings to its name and has struck the largest ever litigation funding deal for a UK claimant law firm.

Pogust Goodhead is a leader in environmental litigation, achieving a string of successes in 2022. They achieved a landmark, unanimous judgment from the Court of Appeal that allows over 200,000 victims of the Mariana Dam disaster, Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster, to seek redress against BHP, the world’s largest mining company, in the Courts of England and Wales. The judgement was secured following a four-year fight in the courts for justice over a disaster that killed 19 people and sent toxic waste over 700km down the Doce River, destroying everything in its path.

Pogust Goodhead is at the cutting edge of international consumer claims, representing hundreds of thousands of clients throughout the UK and the world. We have secured historic settlements in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation in May 2022 and the British Airways Data Breach in 2021.

There is no other law firm in the world doing as much ground-breaking work as Pogust Goodhead.

We will be relentless in holding the world's largest companies and organisations accountable for their actions.

We have only just begun.


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