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* "The EPO of tomorrow is not the EPO of the past"   

For over four decades its scientists, engineers, lawyers, and other professionals, have been committed to delivering European patents for inventors everywhere. The Office has become a benchmark for quality and a pillar of the European intellectual property system. Today, the European Patent Office is undergoing an important transformation which aims to ensure that the goals of our strategic plan 2023 are delivered, along with the commitment to excellence we are striving for.

Within the Directorate General Corporate Services, Human Resources functions are split between a Principal Directorate in charge of customer services and talent management, and a Principal Directorate in charge of the policy making, employment law and workforce planning. The Employment Law Directorate aims to provide management with prompt, personal and professional support. Its role is to give advice on employment law to Office management, personnel departments, contribute to leading projects and to represent the EPO in litigation and other administrative procedures (e.g. disciplinary and incompetence proceedings).

Maintaining the Directorate’s high level of performance is paramount in the context of the strategic plan 2023. This is why the Employment Law Directorate is now recruiting additional qualified lawyers.

*António Campinos, President of the EPO.

Apply now: Employment Lawyers (Multiple posts) (10440) - Application deadline: 15.01.2020


You are a motivated, result-driven and agile lawyer.
You have specialised knowledge in administrative international law, plus knowledge of the fundamentals of private law, including employment law.
You enjoy working in an multicultural environment together with inspiring people.

The EPO is the place 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!