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TMT IT Outsourcing and Commercial Transaction Mid-Snr level Lawyer

JR-1679 Requisition #

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. 


The Group also focuses on core products for clients across all sectors, including business process and IT outsourcing as well as complex technology arrangements and business separation agreements.  Our group is a recognised market-leader in providing innovative solutions to both the TMT industry (having recently won Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year at the TMT Finance Awards) and across the range of other sectors we provide legal products to. We have substantial global resources, with dedicated TMT teams throughout our network.


Below is a sample list of our notable outsourcing Deals:

  • EVRY on a world first supplier-to-supplier multi-billion dollar outsourcing with IBM, to manage the IT infrastructure that supports its operations in Norway and Sweden.
  • WEX on an infrastructure "lift-out" outsourcing to CSC, covering multiple countries.
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev on a number of technology transactions, including their global data centre and helpdesk outsourcing projects.
  • ICAP on all IT and separation-relation issues in relation to the sale of their voice broking business to Tullet Prebon.
  • ABN AMRO on its first, second and third generation global €1.8 billion+ IT sourcing strategy and multi-vendor, multi-country contracts, including the use of data in a cloud solution.
  • HSBC on a fund administration, middle office and custody outsourcing with Admin Re.
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc on a $4 billion multi-vendor IT outsourcing project across over 140 countries.
  • Citi on a fund administration, middle office and custody outsourcing, with one of the largest UK asset managers
  • UBS on the procurement, development and implementation of a core banking software solution.


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 IT/outsourcing, data privacy and technology ethics, IP and tech 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 IT/Outsourcing work including:

  • Outsourcing, IT, telecoms, HR and business process services.
  • Online trading and payment systems.
  • Software development, licensing and distribution.
  • Protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
  • Encryption, electronic signatures and trusted third parties.
  • Data protection and trans-border data flows.
  • 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 outstanding relevant experience as a mid to senior level lawyer in outsourcing, technology and business separation arrangements, probably gained at a City firm, or at an overseas common law practice with a highly regarded profile. 


In all cases 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.


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Interested? To find out more about what it is like to work at Clifford Chance in the London office please visit our careers site

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





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