DATA PROTECTION LAWYER – LONDON
Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.
In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.
Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.
We are seeking to recruit a lawyer 5 years PQE to join our marketing leading international TMT practice specialising in technology with a particular focus on data (data projects, data protection with a particular focus on GDPR, and cyber/data security).
Key responsibilities include:
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
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 technology and about business development. Familiarity with one or more of the following sectors would be an advantage: financial services, technology, energy, the public sector.
Additional attributes As well as having the experience mentioned above, the candidate should be: