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Job Title Commercial & Technology Associate
Position Full Time - Permanent
Role Associate
Location London
Practice Area/Department Commercial

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 service agreements.

· 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 implementation agreements.

· 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

· Digital

· 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 growth strategy.

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.

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Commercial & Technology Associate
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