INFORMATION LAW LAWYER (TMT) – 4 YRS+ PQE –
MANCHESTER, LEEDS, EDINBURGH OR GLASGOW
We are seeking to recruit a 4yrs + lawyer to join our market leading international TMT practice specialising in technology with a particular focus on information law in with a home base in any of our Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh or Glasgow offices.
Key responsibilities include:
- Advising on a full range of data privacy matters, including regulatory compliance, privacy impact assessments, data subject requests, contract negotiation, GDPR compliance programs and international data flows;
- Assisting with business development activities in order to win new clients and to win data work from existing clients - this will involve attending and speaking at conferences and writing articles as well as cementing existing relationships; and
- Assisting with data protection in a contractual/transactional context IT contracts, services agreements, complex international transfers of data both intra-group and between third parties, data licensing and data sharing agreements, online terms - a proportion of time will be spent on reviewing, drafting and negotiation; this may include an element of IT/commercial drafting more generally, but with the focus being primarily on data protection and privacy work
- Supervision of junior fee earners and leading on matters with clients, helping to build relationships with clients and wider teams within the firm.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
- Previous hands-on experience of advising on data protection projects is a key requirement, including experience of advising on GDPR/ UK GDPR, on international data transfers, drafting privacy notices, negotiating and drafting data processor agreements and advising on marketing and e-Privacy issues.
- An awareness of and good understanding of upcoming regulatory changes in the data protection sphere is expected.
The Candidate Required
The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a large IT/commercial practice, specialising in data protection and IT matters. Experience of FOI would be a bonus but is not essential. Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about data privacy. Familiarity with one or more of the following sectors would be an advantage: technology, retail, sport, construction or public sector.
As well as having the experience mentioned above, the candidate should be:
- strong academically;
- a team player who can work with different teams and lawyers across the firm;
- self starter who enjoys business development and would like to develop their business development skills; and
- excellent communication and organisational skills.
What will we offer you?
- We are a longstanding tier 1 rated team
- We are a market leading, dynamic and growing international team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients.
- You will be working with colleagues who are leading specialists in data privacy.
- We have an unparalleled client base comprising major banks and insurance companies, major technology businesses, UK Government and a number of leading international companies in our global sectors.
- We invest in our team and have a first class training and career development programme. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in TMT. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best of breed" services.
- Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
About the Firm
Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating out of 27 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and technology, science and industry sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.
We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work.
We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology and project management solutions, operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology.
Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2021 – Legal Business" and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has been recognised as a leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans employer by LGBT charity Stonewall in its Top Global Employers Index 2020 for the fifth consecutive year. Please click here to view full list of our global awards and nominations - www.pinsentmasons.com/accolades
Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Johenn Choi who can discuss the role and requirements.
At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.