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Commercial & Technology Associate
Full Time - Permanent
RPC is a modern, progressive and
commercially-oriented City legal services business. From our
offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore we provide advice
to both UK and international clients.
What we do Our practice spans a wide range of
industry sectors and is broadly split into two discrete areas:
insurance and corporates. Working on both contentious and
non-contentious matters, our clients range from large
multinationals to growth UK corporate firms and other professional
practices, and include many household names.
Why we're different We have a confident, accessible and
enterprising approach that sets performance, service and value at
the top of the agenda. Our goal is to do the usual things unusually
well, make the complex simple and help our clients build better,
stronger businesses.Our success is built on the level of
service we give to clients - delivering what they want, on time and
in an easily accessible manner.
How we work We're friendly and approachable, yet we're
not afraid to give tough advice and few are more tenacious when it
comes to securing the results you need. We ask questions that get
straight to the point and listen because we're genuinely interested
in our clients and their businesses. We understand how our clients
work, the pressures they face, and the ambitions they have. And, of
course, we love our work.
Where we work We act for a large number of international
clients with interests throughout the world. We have offices in both
the UK and Asia and, as a founder-member of TerraLex - one of the
world's largest legal networks - we have strong links with law
firms in over 100 jurisdictions allowing us to offer a seamless
service to our clients across the globe.
Role overview We are looking for commercial, technology and outsourcing
associates (2-5 PQE) to join our award-winning commercial and
technology team in London.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent technical lawyer and have a
commercial approach to negotiations and resolving issues, with
experience across some (but not all) of the following:
· General Commercial Contracts including: - supply of goods and/or
services (B2B and B2C), agency, franchise, marketing and sponsorship
agreements, joint ventures and collaboration agreements and payment
· Technology including: - cloud computing contracts (SaaS, IaaS) and
digital transformation projects, data protection, advising on
technology related legislation (e.g. the use of AI), software
licensing and distribution and technology development and
· Outsourcing including: - advising on technology and business
process outsourcing across multiple sectors (including financial
services) and manufacturing, warehousing and distribution agreements.
Associates will typically have an opportunity to work on a selection
of the above but are not expected to cover all areas.
CTO team and the MIPTOC group
Our Commercial, Technology and Outsourcing team (CTO) forms part of
the wider MIPTOC group (which stands for "Media, IP, Technology
and Outsourcing"). It is an exceptionally successful group with
market leading teams across the group and combines contentious and
non-contentious experience across IP and Tech in a single group. CTO
is ranked Tier 1 for Commercial Contracts in Legal 500 and was also
recently named TMT Team of the year for 2020 in the Legal Business Awards.
The CTO team keeps itself busy with a real mix of work including:
· IT and BPO outsourcings, including in the financial services sector
· IT transformation and other IT projects
· Data Protection
· Commercial Contracts across a range of sectors and of varying
values and amounts
Our clients are diverse and exciting and include:
· major insurers and broker clients (which reflects the firm's
strength in insurance);
· LINK (the UK ATM network which is regulated by the Bank of England)
and other payments organisations;
· major global tech and digital companies;
· major global technology suppliers;
· major retailers and media organisations; and
· smaller companies and start-ups across all sectors.
RPC has a focus on its core areas which are Technology, Retail,
Insurance, Regulatory and Commercial Disputes. The CTO team works
extensively across all four of these focus areas (and the broader
MIPTOC group sits at the heart of them all with its leading IP and
Tech disputes practice). CTO and MIPTOC are at the core of the firm's
We are looking to continue to grow the busy CTO team as part of our
focus on technology. This focus aims to ensure all our people are
equipped with the knowledge and skills to be experts in this field
(and includes a comprehensive tech learning programme) and to grow out
our practice in this important area in what is a strategic priority
for the firm. RPC is uniquely placed to do this given our already
significant client base and market-leading transactions. As such, this
is an exciting time to join the team and the firm to build on
increasing market recognition of our technology practice.
We are therefore looking for people who can help us to proactively
drive the business forward. There is plenty of room for growth at all
levels and the successful applicant can be reassured that the firm
will be an enthusiastic supporter of their development and keen to
help them progress through their career.