"They are consistently impressive and very helpful." – Chambers & Partners
We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial team in the Thames Valley, focusing on high value commercial contracts and advertising law work. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Chambers and Legal 500 rated team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment.
Our Commercial group provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial activity. Our Thames Valley team has a strong reputation with large global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice.
We have considerable expertise in a range of key sectors, including energy, healthcare, transport, telecoms and financial services and particularly digital business. Other areas of strength include retail and manufacturing. We are known for our outstanding expertise in advising on highly complex commercial contracts across these sectors.
We have considerable expertise in a range of key sectors. In the energy sector, we have advised in relation to everything from smart meter procurements, agreements for connection to electricity distribution networks, high value procurements of essential equipment such as switchgear; to advice on the legislative framework and interpretation of Ofgem licence conditions. Our premier client base across the digital business sector, where we also enjoy a fantastic reputation, includes the likes of Microsoft, Vodafone, Freeview Connected, Deutsche Telekom, the BBC, Virgin Media, YouTube, ThomsonReuters, BT Vision, Facebook and Channel 4. In the financial services sector, another field in which we have considerable strength, our typical work includes advice on complex services agreements, including agreements for the development of new financial products and panel arrangements, for clients such as KPMG, Monitise and Towergate. In particular, we have specialist expertise in “new generation” payment services, such as mobile payments (including NFC), online payments, prepaid, virtual currencies and micro-payments.
This role will also have a focus on a wide range of issues, including international software licenses and IT implementation agreements, outsourcing matters and regulatory issues for the Commercial group's technology clients.
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"As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers & Partners
Spanning all three of our UK based offices and working closely together, the Commercial department is made up of almost 50 lawyers in total. The Thames Valley Commercial team is currently made up of 1 Legal Director, 1 Senior Associate, 2 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 2 Paralegals and it is actively expanding. The team is led by Anna Williams who is recognised in the legal directories and industry for her focus on advertising and sponsorship work as well as her focus on digital business clients.
You will have the opportunity to work on projects in various sectors, as well as develop your expertise in technology matters. Examples of recent projects are:
Technical skills and experience
You will have a range of commercial law experience gained either at a city, national or large regional law firm recognised for its commercial law practice, or in-house. In particular you will have strong drafting skills, ideally have experience of advising on a range of commercial contracts, privacy matters and technology deals, and be able to provide concise, commercial advice to clients whilst really getting to know their sector as well as their business. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking for a Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with less or more experience.
Your career development
Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:
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