Data Privacy - Associate

London (Central), London (Greater)
20 Jun 2018
19 Aug 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The department

Succeeding in today’s technology industry requires a deep understanding of the sector and a keen knowledge of the business issues driving change. Rely on Dentons' Technology lawyers in the UK for extensive legal capabilities and experience developed through decades working with a wide range of participants in the sector—from emerging growth software and IT companies to multinational technology suppliers. Among our lawyers are computer programmers and legal counsel who have worked for leading technology companies.

Having worked at the cutting edge of sourcing and technology work for many years, our UK-based strategic sourcing practice comprises not only authoritative lawyers in the field, but also thought leaders. Turn to us for support in structuring and negotiating sourcing solutions that will meet your business objectives. Obtain strategic counsel that delivers cost savings and transformational benefits for your organisation.

 World-leading corporations and government entities have turned to us for advice over the years, and we have worked on many of the largest and most innovative sourcing deals across an array of industry sectors. Tap into Dentons' deep know-how when it comes to technology projects in the areas of media, telecoms, energy, transportation, infrastructure, financial institutions, government, health care, real estate, hotels, retail and more.

Purpose of role

We have an opportunity for an experienced Privacy and Data Protection Assistant/Associate to join our highly-ranked Privacy and Cyber Security group in London.

Candidates will ideally have 4 to 6 years' pqe but we will consider applications from candidates outside this range with suitable skills and knowledge.

The group, led by Nick Graham, is ranked "Band 1", and has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class client management approach.  It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally.  A determination to deliver a high quality focused product to our clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships.


  • Drafting, reviewing and amending a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation
  • Advising clients on a variety of Privacy and Data Protection matters
  • Supporting clients on global projects, including:
    • Managing large GDPR projects and advising on the implementation of the UK Data Protection Bill
    • Having an understanding of DP laws outside the UK
    • Data transfers
    • BCRs and Model Contracts Projects
    • Managing local lawyers
  • Contribute to BD and marketing activities
  • Coach and mentor junior members of the team
  • Provide thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally

Required experience, skills and attributes

Having obtained some experience in all, or some,  of the following would be preferable but is not essential:

  • Advising clients on a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation and legal matters
  • Working within a top tier Scottish, UK or international firm
  • Strong academic track record
  • Experience gained in house within an industry leading organisation would be beneficial
  • Operating within the EU Regulatory framework
  • Advising on GDPR
  • Cyber risk and data breach / dealing with the DPAs
  • Data transfers
  • Data localisation
  • Adtech, consumer data exploitation and strategy
  • Internet of Things and connected devices
  • DSAR and Individual Rights
  • DP Audits and risk assessments
  • Direct Marketing
  • HR data compliance
  • ICO /WP29 Guidance and case law
  • Information Security


  • Proven track record of marketing and business development
  • Experienced in writing articles and speaking at conferences
  • Active involvement in industry groups
  • Strong client facing skills

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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