Associate – IT Telecoms & Competition (4 – 7 years PQE)

  • Taylor Wessing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 05, 2018
Full time Competition / EU Technology

Job Description


Taylor Wessing is a leading International, full-service law firm, working with clients in the world's most dynamic industries. We are proud of our reputation as a forward-thinking firm, and we support clients wherever they want to do business. Our 33 offices in 20 countries around the world blend the best of local commercial, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide proactive, integrated solutions for our clients.

Our innovative, modern approach is what defines us. Our clients range from promising new start-ups to multinational leaders of industry, with a client base that includes 60% of the world’s top 50 brands. In every case, we provide specialised legal advice, backed by a finely-tuned commercial intelligence.

Our growth and success has been achieved by the dedication of our people and our ability to attract and embed new talent that will thrive in our entrepreneurial, forward-thinking environment.  We aim to attract a range of individuals with different and diverse skill sets and backgrounds to ensure our firm’s continued success.



·        Building Strong Relationships

·        Ambitious for Clients

·        An Instinct for Business

·        Seeking Innovation




The IT Telecoms & Competition team currently comprises of 7 partners, 9 associates, 2 trainees and a PSL.


The candidate should have experience in the following areas (depending on level of PQE):


·        Strong commercial technology experience, including working with tech companies at all stages.

·        Experience of consumer law in particular advising ecommerce platforms.

·        Experience in data protection

·        Experience in corporate support and demonstrating project management will be important

·        Experience of management/working with junior team members

·        Exposure to working with US companies desirable

·        Exposure to business development activities.


The associate will be encouraged and supported actively to develop business and their own specialisms and client contacts. The associate will be expected to play a supporting role to the partners. The role involves a high level of client contact and the associate will conduct client meetings and negotiations under the supervision of the partners.





We are seeking a team player who has developed excellent drafting skills and is looking for the next step in their career. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a broad commercial technology experience working with companies at all stages and able to lead on advising on business models as well as commercial risks associated with them. The successful candidate will be expected to lead matters (with support as necessary from partners and other senior members of the team), communicate effectively with other team members and the wider firm and play an active role in all areas of the team and the firm.





Candidates must be UK qualified with 4-7 years PQE in the UK preferably with City experience. Industry experience will also be looked upon favourably.

The following experience/skills are essential:

·        Excellent analytical and drafting skills

·        A commercial focus

·        A proven track record in business development

·        A high level of client contact and previous responsibility for client files

·        Strong academics and technical ability



Salary: Competitive, depending on experience


Working Pattern: The standard Firm working hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday although we ask for flexibility from our employees as necessary to accommodate business needs. Taylor Wessing supports agile working, and the Talent Resourcing team would happily have conversations with potential candidates about how we could support agile or flexible working needs.