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Mid-Senior Level Data Protection and Cyber Security Lawyer (TMT)

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Group Overview 



Clifford Chance's London TMT Group sits within our London Corporate Practice and looks after the focused needs of a cross-practice group of clients, including banks, financial investors and corporates spanning every sector – and regularly deals with a roster of major TMT businesses on their focused sector issues. Our lawyers cover a range of corporate, commercial and technology focused issues – from M&A to business process and IT outsourcing, complex technology arrangements and business separation agreements.  Furthermore, we tackle cutting-edge legal and regulatory issues related to technology, including data privacy and protection; cyber and information security; and technology ethics. 



Our group, which is ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Legal 500, is a market-leader in providing innovative solutions to both the TMT industry and across the range of other sectors to which we provide legal support. We have substantial global resources, with dedicated TMT sector focus and Tech teams throughout our network.



Below is a sample of our recent Cyber Security and Data Protection mandates: 



Data Protection



  • advising multiple financial investors on the implementation of the GDPR



  • advising multiple financial investors and corporate clients on data protection aspects of corporate transactions including due diligence and the drafting of data protection provisions 



  • negotiating data protection aspects of transitional services agreements



  • advising an international bank on its European data privacy compliance programme 



  • advising a media conglomerate and its affiliates worldwide as regards compliance with the GDPR



  • advising many international clients on their data privacy compliance strategies when establishing new European businesses



  • advising multiple clients on the territorial scope of the GDPR and its impact on their global operations



  • advising a major car rental group on its implementation of the GDPR



  • advising NTT Data on multi-jurisdictional (including GDPR) personal data issues regarding its global business competition



  • advising Penske and Penske Logistics in relation to a GDPR readiness project, and range of data privacy advice



  • advising a listed Japanese company on the creation of a global video streaming platform, including data protection and cloud computing



  • advising Microstrategy on its customers’ personal data issues regarding the launch of its new cloud services business



Cyber Security



  • advising a listed company on a ransomware attack that affected its business operations



  • advising a global technology company on issues associated with cyber incidents on a multijurisdictional basis



  • advising a central bank on its cybersecurity exposure and risk mitigation strategies



  • advising a major technology client on its global cyber compliance programme



  • advising an e-commerce company in relation to disputes concerning liabilities arising as a result of website payment system cyber attacks and compromises



  • advising Jaguar Land Rover in relation to the development of robust cyber security policies and procedures 



  • advising a financial investor on managing cyber security risks during corporate transactions 



  • advising an online marketplace on investigating alleged personal data breaches, responding to regulator, public relations and managing communications



Technology Ethics 



  • advising a global financial institution on global trends on AI and tech ethics and contributing an assessment on legal risks and opportunities to its five-year strategic technology plan



  • advising a global financial institution on legal and ethical aspects of the use of AI and algorithms and data sharing 



Who you will work with    



As a key part of the London TMT strategy, you will help support our banking, financial investor, corporate and technology clients.  You will work in a close-knit London TMT team (of data privacy and technology ethics, IT/outsourcing, IP and M&A specialists), co-ordinating efforts across the Firm on strategy, client/business development and thought leadership.   You will often work as part of cross-border and interdisciplinary teams to advise on strategically important matters, ensuring compliance with local laws and business requirements.



What you will be responsible for    



As an associate or senior associate in our leading practice, you will work at the forefront of the market across a diverse range of cyber security and data privacy work including:



  • Designing and implementing GDPR readiness programmes



  • Assessment of lawfulness of new products and services, including conducting data protection impact assessments



  • Designing and implementing data transfer strategies, both on an intragroup basis and to third parties, including designing and conducting risk assessments in relation to the adequacy of appropriate safeguards



  • Advising on the prevention and management of cyber incidents, regulatory enforcement proceedings and any related disputes



  • Advising clients in relation to the exercise of data subject rights



  • Advising clients on the impact of Brexit on their operations



  • Supporting clients on data protection issues in relation to corporate transactions, including working on due diligence and drafting data protection warranties and indemnities



  • Developing relationships with clients and actively engaging in business development and thought leadership initiatives and seeking out opportunities for new work



  • Drafting legal documents clearly and concisely, creating solutions using legal knowledge and commercial judgement to advise and support leading multi-national corporates.


Your career experience so far 



You will have a solid background as a mid to senior level lawyer within the Cyber Security and Data Protection space, probably gained at a City firm, or at an overseas common law practice with a highly regarded profile.  



You will have an outstanding academic history and proven first rate legal skills, combined with a strong reputation amongst existing clients for providing commercial solutions, excellent transactional and managements skills, and be recognised as a lawyer that is sought out by existing clients.



If you have more senior experience, you will be expected to demonstrate both specific (and preferably high value) experience managing client mandates. 



You will naturally be able to demonstrate excellent document drafting skills. You should demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness.



You will need to demonstrate that you can thrive in a team with high professional standards and a flexible client-friendly commercial approach. You will have had strong exposure of collaborating with multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary teams.



It is crucial that you can demonstrate an appetite for business development, client relationship management and thought leadership. 



How we will support you    



From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and development your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning.



  • You will be working for a firm and team which is ranked #1 in TMT.



  • You will be working with a broad range clients and the Firm's other teams and practice areas, not only in London, but across the globe.



  • You will have exposure to work which often involves complex, high value matters that frequently headline in the financial and business press, and also work involving emerging markets and technologies.



  • You will have extensive client contact both as part of your daily working routine but will also have the opportunity to develop client contacts through organising seminars for our key clients, including providing client training.



  • You will develop an unbeatable multi-disciplinary skill set as well as client facing skills whilst working with some of the best-known market leaders in their respective practice areas.



  • We will provide the opportunity for you to develop as a recognised practitioner in the field.



About the Firm



Whatever your area of expertise, you will find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you’re heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.



Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective, and we offer our people a rewarding and stimulating career. 



We're proud of our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working. Highly professional and self-assured, with an entrepreneurial streak, our people are more than happy to share their expertise and knowledge.



Equal opportunities



At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. 



We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.



Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here



Deadline of Application: 28 May 2021



Competitive Salary and discretionary bonus, plus a range of exceptional benefits including pension, private medical cover, life insurance and income replacement insurance.





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