London - Associate TMT
Posted on March 15, 2019
Succeeding in today's technology and Intellectual Property industry requires a deep understanding of the sector and a keen knowledge of the business issues driving change. Clients rely on Dentons' Technology lawyers for extensive legal capabilities and experience developed through decades working with a wide range of participants in the sector-from emerging growth software and IT companies to multinational technology suppliers. Among our lawyers are computer programmers and legal counsel who have worked for leading technology companies.
Having worked at the cutting edge of sourcing and technology work for many years, our UK-based strategic sourcing practice comprises not only authoritative lawyers in the field, but also thought leaders. Turn to us for support in structuring and negotiating sourcing solutions that will meet your business objectives. Obtain strategic counsel that delivers cost savings and transformational benefits for your organisation.
World-leading corporations and government entities have turned to us for advice over the years, and we have worked on many of the largest and most innovative sourcing deals across an array of industry sectors. Tap into Dentons' deep know-how when it comes to technology projects in the areas of media, telecoms, energy, transportation, infrastructure, financial institutions, government, health care, real estate, hotels, retail and more.
You will join an enthusiastic team of lawyers with excellent technical skills and leading sector clients.
Purpose of role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a bright and ambitious lawyer of 2 to 5 years PQE with non-contentious technology, outsourcing and general commercial experience to join our highly talented and award-winning London TMT department. They will be working with one of the UK's top TMT teams, band 1 ranked in technology and telecoms, commercial contracts and data protection, and will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most innovative work in the field, supported by our team of over 50 colleagues.
You will have the opportunity to work with household names and blue chip companies, and also have an opportunity to get involved in some of the largest, most innovative technology and commercial procurements in the UK.
This is a great opportunity to join one of the leading TMT teams in the UK with genuine career development prospects.
You will be given the opportunity to work across a diverse range of types of work across different sectors including TMT, Defence, Retail, Government, Energy. We are also very strong in payments and fintech work in the Financial Services sector, and you will have the chance to be involved in that type of work if you wish.
Our approach is to create a supportive environment by working collaboratively as part of a team servicing particular clients or sectors. You will be involved in a mixture of technology and commercial deals, some large where you are working as part of a team, and others where you will be able to operate with a greater degree of independence.
The department has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class client management approach. It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally. A determination to deliver high-quality focused services to our clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships.
Successful candidates will be people with energy and enthusiasm who want to join one of the top teams in the country, working hard to providing the highest levels of client service whilst at the same time valuing having fun being part of a supportive and collegiate team.
Required experience, skills and attributes
- Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent
- Candidates are expected to have technology awareness
- Having good experience working on similar work for sophisticated clients is essential
- We are very happy to consider candidates with in-house experience as well as private practice, as in practice we form close relationships with in house teams, and the ability to understand their environment is vey important.
- Ability to work with a degree of independence
- Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability
- Dedicated to exceptional client service
- Excellent business development ability
- Strong problem solving and decision making skills, coupled with good business awareness
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrate initiative and drive and take control of own career development
- You will be a team player and sociable
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