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The European Patent Office in Munich is developing its talent pool in anticipation of future openings for lawyers in its Employment Law Directorate and Appeals Committee Secretariat.

The Employment Law Directorate is part of the Principal Directorate Human Resources which, with a staff of around 200, aims to provide staff and management with prompt, personal and professional support. The role of the Employment Law Directorate (composed of some 20 staff) is to give advice on employment law to Office management and HR directorates and to represent the EPO in internal appeals before the Appeals Committee and in complaints before the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization.

The Directorate Appeals Committee Secretariat has the task of supporting the Appeals Committee (ApC) in its operations. Among other duties it is responsible for registering and administering appeals, preparing hearings and internal deliberations and carrying out legal studies. It also manages the electronic tools available to support the work of Appeals Committee members. The Appeals Committee itself is an advisory administrative body which provides for a peer review of disputed decisions as part of the EPO's formal dispute settlement procedures.

The EPO offers one of the most comprehensive and family-friendly benefits packages in Europe. Salaries and allowances are covered by the EPO's internal tax system and exempt from national income tax. The net (basic) monthly salary for this vacancy (i.e. after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes) is between EUR 5 685.84 and 8 052.18, depending on experience.

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You are a multitasking, motivated, results-driven and agile lawyer?
You enjoy working in a multicultural environment with inspiring people?

Then the EPO is the employer for you!

 

 

 

You are a multitasking, motivated, results-driven and agile lawyer?


You enjoy working in a multicultural environment with inspiring people?

 

Then the EPO is the employer for you!