TMT, 3-5 yrs PQE, Milton Keynes

  • Dentons
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Jul 23, 2017
Full time Information Technology Non-Contentious Intellectual Property Outsourcing Technology

Job Description

Milton Keynes posted on June 19, 2017

  PQE: 3-5 Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full-time Practice group:  Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Location:  Milton Keynes

The department

Dentons have deep expertise within media, telecoms, energy, transportation, infrastructure, financial institutions, government, health care, real estate, hotels, retail and more. We now have an opportunity for a Commercial/TMT Associate to join our industry leading team and to work within a large global network of lawyers.

Purpose of role

Now is an exciting to time to develop your career within this growing practice. The successful candidate can expect to work with City quality clients and work closely with counterparts in the London practice and will be exposed to an extensive variety of work and secondment opportunities.

Work will include the full spectrum of commercial and contract work including high value supply and procurement contracts, agency and distribution agreements, IT contracts, website terms, software-as-a-service, software development and licensing, e-commerce, data protection, outsourcing as well as intricate business-critical bespoke commercial and intellectual property-related agreements.

The team also work closely with the Corporate practice on transactional work, including due diligence reviews and reporting and creating bespoke Transitional Services Agreements.

Our clients range from newly established and growing companies with cutting-edge technologies, substantial and established entrepreneurial private companies, as well as household names.

This role would suit a 5 year pqe Associate however we will consider applications from candidates outside of this range. The team offer excellent career development and progression, which is unrivaled in the region.

Responsibilities

  • Leading on and assisting with significant matters with considerable responsibility
  • High levels of client contact with minimal supervision
  • Developing and maintaining key client relationships, including providing training to in-house legal teams
  • Active participation in BD events and activities, including delivering seminars and writing articles.

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Substantial experience of contract law and commercial contracts
  • Experience of working to the highest standards, either in a City or top tier provincial firm
  • Exceptional experience of working with IT/software/outsourcing arrangements and/or an IP/media capabilit
  • Experience of reviewing and advising on complex, often business-critical commercial agreements
  • A proven ability to give clear, concise, practical and commercial legal advice to clients
  • Strong drafting skills and the ability to generate complex, bespoke documents
  • Self-starting, with a willingness to take the strain away from clients
  • Used to, and comfortable with, hands-on negotiation on a variety of commercial agreements
  • Good financial management disciplines.