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LUX - Experienced Data Protection Lawyer

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Clifford Chance has been awarded the "Luxembourg Law firm of the year" and the "European Law Firm of the Year" awards by Chambers & Partners 2018.

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. 

The Luxembourg office, with around 90 lawyers and 10 partners, is one of the leading players in the Luxembourg legal services market at the forefront of legal and regulatory development and involved in many of the most important transactions in Luxembourg. Luxembourg is one of the world's leading financial centers for capital markets, private equity and investment funds, and offers the opportunity to work on transactions right at the cutting edge of business and law. 

The Litigation & Dispute Resolution department focuses on a wide range of matters, such as pre-litigation, litigation, employment law, data protection, contract law and real estate.

In the context of the continuous development of our activities, we are currently recruiting a:

Experienced Lawyer with a specialisation in Data Protection/Data Privacy (m/f) 

As a member of our Litigation department, you will be able to advise clients and work on various legal matters, especially in the area of data protection. 

 Some of your various responsibilities will include:

  • Advise on data protection compliance (data mapping; review / drafting of contractual documentation; review / drafting of clients' processes, policies and procedures ;assistance in data breach notification ; data retention ; outsourcing etc.). 
  • Collaborate with other departments and offices in cross-border files / cross-department files (e.g., M&A), data protection being part of general advice on global issues and regulations.
  • Advise and assist clients in the context of judicial proceedings involving disclosure of personal data.
  • Working with and advising business and compliance clients directly, as well as providing guidance and practical solutions.
  • Drafting of contracts, client memoranda and client correspondence.
  • Drafting of research notes for the benefit of the department. 
  • Presentation of new developments in laws, regulations, case law and legal doctrine at fortnightly department meetings.

What we are looking for: 
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience including 2 in the Data Protection and Data Privacy areas and an in-depth knowledge of EU privacy laws, ideally gained within a Luxembourg law firm.
  • Previous experience working with GDPR and privacy matters, providing legal advice regarding privacy, privacy impact assessments, data-sharing, and related issues.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete several simultaneous projects on a deadline.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.
  • Good knowledge of civil, commercial law and administrative law.
  • Someone who has successfully passed an academic degree in law. A specialised Master's degree (LL.M) or a complementary degree focusing on data privacy / IP / IT would be an asset.
  • Someone ideally admitted to the 'Liste I' or to the 'Liste IV'.
  • Fluency in French and English. Any additional language skills (particularly in German and/or Luxembourgish) would be considered as an asset.
  • Commitment, team spirit and communication skills are required qualities to progress in a stimulating environment.

What we offer:
  • A dynamic and multicultural work environment to favour professional and personal development.
  • Autonomous file management in collaboration with your colleagues.
  • An individualized professional relationship with local and international clients.
  • A training programme to further develop your legal and business skills and stay up to date on legal developments with our Clifford Chance Academy.

Interested? Please upload your complete application in English online (CV & cover letter).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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