Associate, Digital Economy
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This is not a TMT job. It is a job for someone who is currently a TMT lawyer, who wants to do something more - to be something more - in the new digital economy.
Ashurst has identified the digital economy as one of the five critical areas of focus for the firm on an international basis, and so is investing heavily in developing the Digital Economy Transactions Group in London. This group is looking to position itself at the forefront of the new digital age, advising traditional players in the telecoms, media, technology and strategic sourcing sectors as well as more widely on the issues being experienced by all businesses, across all industries, in the face of the disruption and new opportunities brought about by the developing digital economy.
At its core, the London Digital Economy Transactions Group is led by a team of four partners with recognised expertise across telecoms, media, technology, strategic sourcing, data and fintech. The group forms part of a wider cross-practice, international team.
We are looking for an Associate to join the team. This represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a developing, strategic, practice in a firm that is putting strategic and financial backing behind its growth.
You will have responsibility for:
- Developing client relationships with both existing and new clients;
- Drafting and review of legal documents and agreements;
- Contributing to department know-how;
- Playing a role in developing thought leadership;
- Advising clients and preparing formal legal opinions;
- Matter completion and post-closing work;and
- Being an ambassador for the Digital Economy Group across the firm.
Essential skills and experience:
The successful candidate is likely to:
- have relevant post qualification experience
- Experience with a leading TMT team,
- be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of issues faced by clients in the face of the developing digital economy;
- be technically strong;
- be a real team player; and
- be able to demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit and energy necessary to help push this important initiative forward.
Amazon, Bank Of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BP, Credit Agricole, Crossrail, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Intel, Interserve, Letterone Technology, Lebara, Manulife, Markit, Merlin Entertainment, NBNC, News Corp, Nomura, NTT Communications, O2, Oaktree, Oaktree Capital Management, Prudential, Rakuten, Royal Mail, Softcat, State Street Bank & Trust, Virgin Media, William Hill, Vimplecom.
An established Associate Career Path Framework is in place clearly defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.
Opportunities often arise for associates to spend time on secondment in house with a key client of the firm. From time to time, secondment opportunities also come up within other Ashurst offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. We expect client secondments to be less of a focus for this role, as the candidate will be one of the more senior members of our group and so playing a key role in supporting the partners to develop the practice.