Allen & Overy LLP

Legal consultants (interim) - Data Privacy/Protection (GDPR)

London (Central), London (Greater)
05 Mar 2018
04 May 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Who we are and what we do

Peerpoint by Allen & Overy is a global platform for self-directed consultant lawyers. Ours is a new way to amplify your talents and ambitions whilst accessing the best work, clients, support, resources (including PI insurance) and earning potential.

The career you want without compromise

Maybe you want to do what you love but in a different way. Maybe you are keen to try a new path. Whatever your individual needs or ambitions, the one thing that every Peerpoint consultant wants, and gets, is reassurance. The certain knowledge that you can access high-level client work, supported by a global network of resources and expertise, with the opportunity to keep choosing what you do next. We only take you on when we see a demand for your particular expertise, making sure there is a good chance we can provide you with consistent work on an on-going basis. We cannot guarantee work but we are every bit as invested in moving your career forward as you are.

Join us

We are currently experiencing demand from our clients for data privacy lawyers who can assist with the implementation of GDPR, so if you are a highly-skilled and self-driven lawyer with top tier technical experience in this area then we are keen to hear from you. Examples of recent briefs include:

  • lawyer with a minimum of five years’ data privacy experience (including knowledge of UK, EU and other jurisdictions’ current and future data privacy rules) to support a financial services group’s GDPR programme, providing specialist and dedicated legal support with a particular emphasis on the implementation of data privacy requirements across the group and supporting the building of various data privacy capabilities within the group, as well as managing third party data processor and supplier arrangements;

  • data privacy lawyer with general commercial and technology expertise, ideally with in-house experience in a professional services environment, to develop and maintain the privacy programme of a leading professional services firm and to advise on and ensure that the firm is prepared for GDPR and beyond; and

  • lawyer to cover a period of maternity leave of an individual who manages data protection, IP and IT in a large financial services group, to take on the detail around GDPR, including presenting to and training the business, as well as working on commercial contracts.

More variety. More control.

There really is no limit to the diversity of high-level work open to you. We work closely with you to understand your goals and ambitions, and what you want to achieve with each role. Client assignments can range from stepping into a team to support a project to taking on a senior manager role working on major transactions or regulatory change projects or implementation. Assignments are usually for a minimum duration of six months and tend to require you to work at least four days per week. After each assignment, it is up to you how much time you take off between assignments. You may also have the opportunity to work within Allen & Overy on an ad-hoc basis, supporting teams when needed or joining them for fixed periods to work on a deal.

Key requirements

  • A minimum of four years’ post-qualification experience at a top tier law firm in this field

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in data privacy/protection (previous exposure to GDPR rules desirable)

  • Experience of working in an in-house legal team at leading financial services institutions/corporates preferred (directly or as a secondee)

  • Excellent academic credentials

  • Self-starter with a commitment to building a career as a consultant

  • Client service-focused, with exemplary client service ethic and commitment

  • Strong commercial/business acumen

  • Adept at leading or working within complex multi-functional, multi-national project environments

  • Advanced organisational skills and diplomacy

  • Resilient, adaptable, autonomous and highly credible

  • Drive to achieve at a high level while working as a consultant

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