Data/TMT Lawyer

Our client is one of the world’s leading law firms. Their market-leading TMT & Data team advises on major transactions for major clients, across outsourcing (BPO and ITO), cloud computing, AI, blockchain, big data, IoT, automation, machine learning, and fintech. They also advise on IT systems procurement, development and licensing, sourcing strategies and alternative contracting models, data privacy, information governance, including cyber security, digital transformation models, business service transformation projects and transactional and advisory work in the TMT and Digital sectors.

Partners in the team understand that their team works hard, and care about their happiness and career aspirations. They foster a collegiate atmosphere, the team works closely together and colleagues “have each other’s back”. Although offering a wide range of TMT and data-focused services, Associates are encouraged to pursue their own sector specialisms. Associates are encouraged (and resourced) to work in an agile fashion, in a way and location which works for them.

The firm (and particularly this TMT & Data group) is heavily invested and leading the charge in the legal profession’s digital transformation. There will be opportunities for candidates to explore opportunities in this area if it is of interest.

In this context, and due to consistent and growing client demand, they are now looking for an additional mid-level Associate.

In this role, the firm anticipates that you would spend around 50% of your time dedicated to data-related work, under the supervision of the firm’s Global Head of Data and Privacy (a Partner in the wider team).

With the remainder of your time you’ll be able to take on a wider TMT caseload, likely including advising on technology and telecommunications transactions (projects, M&A, joint ventures, collaborations, outsourcing and licensing), as well as media and entertainment deals and advisory matters, general commercial and digital work. The firm is also interested in speaking with candidates who have experience advising on regulatory issues – relating to data, telecoms, eCommerce, and media.

Successful candidates will be expected to assist (and where appropriate, lead) on transactions with supervision. You’ll be responsible for drafting legal advice for clients (working with Senior Associates on more complex matters). You’ll be asked to provide legally sound but practical and commercial advice tailored to the client, and you’ll have to implement strong organisational skills to prioritise in order to cope with conflicting demands and meet deadlines. There will be the opportunity to supervise and develop Trainees and Paralegals, and also for secondments with strategic clients.

In this team you’ll have the opportunity to adopt a client-facing role for a broad range of clients, and take on an active and client-facing role in business development planning and execution.

To be successful in your application you will have:

  • Qualified as a solicitor and gained 2-4 years’ experience of Data and TMT matters, probably from a leading private practice law firm (in-house candidates or candidates from outside of London would be considered too);
  • Excellent academics;
  • The aptitude to work on sometimes high profile and technically complicated matters;
  • Willingness to learn and the ability to work hard;
  • A common sense, down-to-earth approach;
  • First rate drafting skills;
  • Commerciality and the ability to work in a sometimes fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment; and
  • The ability to deal with clients and colleagues in a relaxed and confident manner.

This position attracts excellent remuneration, and is a stellar opportunity to grow your career with a top ranked, high profile team. For solicitors with appropriate equivalent common-law experience based abroad, an excellent sponsorship and relocation package will also be available.

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