Associate/Snr Associate - Data Protection - 4PQE+

England, London
01 Apr 2021
29 Apr 2021
Holly Woodhouse
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

We have an opportunity for an expereinced Data Protection/Technology lawyer to join our highly successful team.

About the role

Our Technology group has an opportunity for a business focused mid to senior level TMT lawyer with strong data protection experience, in London.

The team, who are ranked highly in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, operates as part of the firm's wider Technology & Media group across London, Sheffield, Bristol and Scotland. We focus on the highest quality instructions and our clients range from blue chip multi-nationals to start ups.

As part of the team you will have the opportunity to get involved in a broad range of non-contentious work including commercial contracts and advisory work for some of the biggest names in tech as well as advising clients in other sectors on their technology deals. The team includes life sciences, fintech, ad tech, data and telecoms specialists and experience in one of these areas would be preferred. The team has experienced a significant increase in work flow despite the pandemic and continues to be focussed on growth in these and other areas.

We are specifically interested in candidates with data protection expertise to advise clients across a wide range of areas including data protection registration and policy development, data security and mobile device encryption, data transfer procedures, freedom of information requests, data subject access requests and resolving data protection issues arising from outsourcing projects.

About you

We are a future facing law firm and look for candidates with a next generation mindset. In addition, you will have:
- excellent analytical skills and experience of running your own files and assisting partners on more complex, higher value deals and transactions
- knowledge of technology contracts and transactions in addition to having developed strong data protection expertise
- excellent drafting skills, attention to detail and the ability to translate legal theory into sound commercial advice
- strong interpersonal and problem solving skills

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world's 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities
CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ("Protected Characteristics"). Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.
All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries please contact Holly Woodhouse, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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