Commercial Senior Associate

London (Central), London (Greater)
06 Apr 2021
05 Jun 2021
Role Classification
Practice Area
Contract Type
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE

"They have in-depth knowledge and offer commercially aware advice."– Chambers & Partners

We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial team in London, particularly focusing on the areas of IT, technology, outsourcing and data protection. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment.

The practice

Our Commercial group provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial activity. Our London team has a strong reputation with large global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice.

We have considerable expertise in a range of key sectors. Our premier client base across the digital business sector, where we enjoy a fantastic reputation, includes the likes of Microsoft, Vodafone, Discovery, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Channel 4.

In the financial services sector, another field in which we have considerable strength, our typical work includes advice on complex services agreements, including agreements for the development of new financial products and panel arrangements, for clients such as KPMG, BDO, FreedomPay and Cornerstone.

Across the broader TMC sector, we are at the forefront of developments in the telecoms sector, from household name clients to innovative IoT developers. More generally, clients across all our sectors are looking to digitalisation to streamline their businesses, achieve efficiencies and future-proof their operations. We are actively involved across our sectors in supporting clients with this major transformation – from Centrica's "Hive" technology, to retailers moving to online-operations, to the growing adoption of AI, blockchain and quantum computing. You will have the opportunity to be actively involved in some of the most exciting projects that the TMC sector has to offer.

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The team

"As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers & Partners

Spanning all three of our UK based offices and working closely together, the Commercial department is made up of almost 50 lawyers in total. The London team is made up of 7 Partners, 4 Associate Directors, 8 Senior Associates, 7 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 1 paralegal. The London team is led by commercial partner, John Buyers.

Technical skills and experience

You will have knowledge and experience across Commercial matters which will have been gained at a city, national or large regional law firm recognised for its commercial law practice, or in-house. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking for a Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience.

Your career development

Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:

  • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
  • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure;
  • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues;
  • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and
  • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure.

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or

At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive and be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.

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