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Senior Associate - TMT

Allen & Overy LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Technology / Media / Telecoms
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Job description

It’s Time 
Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering excellence, in all that we do. Today, we’re continuing to break new ground. By embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work, we’ve been named as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times five times. 

Role purpose 
Our commercial technology and telecoms practice is currently recruiting for an experienced general commercial lawyer to join them.  We are looking for an individual with experience in commercial contracts/non-contentious IP 
matters/outsourcing and a focus on the technology and telecommunications sectors to join our dynamic team where the quality of work is second to none. Experience of data protection and/or e-commerce work would also be beneficial.  

Department purpose  
Our commercial group comprises of an international team of lawyers that specialise in a wide range of commercial work including outsourcing transactions, non-contentious intellectual property law, licensing and collaboration deals, joint ventures, and data protection and e-commerce advice. The group also offers specialist industry expertise for the telecommunications, hi-tech and Life Sciences sectors. We are consistently ranked as a market leader in these sectors because of our all-round strength and depth, in particular our commercial and transaction expertise. 

Clients of the group include leading telecommunication carriers, network operators, and digital platform operators. The group also advises financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, software suppliers and IT hardware manufacturers, media groups, outsource service providers as well as industry regulators. 

Role and responsibilities

    Drafting, reviewing and amending documentation
    Providing strategic guidance to clients
    Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately
    Business development - development of personal plan, assistance with and implementation of business development campaign
    Providing support for wider corporate transactions
    Legal research

Key requirements

 4-7 PQE qualified lawyer with a solid knowledge and understanding of non-contentious commercial contracts and experience of negotiating, drafting, and analysing commercial law contracts in the technology and telecommunications field
    Strong technical knowledge of the legal framework surrounding commercial/outsourcing/non-contentious IP matters and experience in the tech and telecoms sectors
    Outstanding academic credentials
    Intellectual curiosity and versatility, and a demonstrable interest in the tech and telecoms field
    Self -starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge
    Detail-focused and self-motivated approach
    Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
    Excellent client relationship skills
    Sound experience of operating at associate level within a complex international organisation
    Strong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and advice
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels and particularly to win the respect of the partner and fee-earner community, building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
    Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
    A person of sound judgment, able to establish a high level of credibility

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

We are an equal opportunities recruiter and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

Allen & Overy recognises the value of flexible working and embraces hybrid working, allowing our people to work from home up to 40% of their working time. We do however remain committed to working together in person for the remaining 60% of time so that we can learn, grow and succeed together. If you would like additional flexibility we will of course consider this in line with business needs.

Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that not only solve our clients’ challenges but exceed their expectations. By embracing new ways of thinking, integrating technology into our everyday work and putting our people first, we’ve become known for leading by example.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and consistent support for one another. Our culture enables people to define their own career path based on their strengths, while our ambitious outlook ensures we continue to provide each person with opportunities to thrive. We’re also committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong. If you’re ready to play your part in defining the future of law: It’s Time.


With over 5,600 people in over 40 offices, Allen & Overy is a business doing work of global significance.

Our success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, committed to growing our business and meeting the future head-on. We’re not afraid of change, and we believe in challenging the status quo.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by creating new solutions for our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges, helping them grow, innovate and thrive. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we challenge expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and a unique platform – such as our Advanced Delivery services and our network of Peerpoint consultants, to set the highest standards for our industry.

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our global resources and sector expertise to work on matters that cross international boundaries with our culturally and geographically diverse teams. For you, it means that wherever you work, you’ll find a culture of inclusion and support – feeling confident to bring your whole self to work every single day. We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves.  At A&O, you're not only valued for what you do, but for who you are. 

We are in every sense one global team; supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven.  Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.

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+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
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