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Commercial & Technology Associate (5+ PQE)
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.
We are looking for a commercial, technology and outsourcing associate
/ senior associate (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.
You will typically have an opportunity to work on a selection of the
above but are not expected to cover all areas.
There is a real opportunity for career progression for an excellent
associate / senior associate with a desire and aptitude to help
develop the practice, support more junior lawyers and to drive the
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
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 andMIPTOC 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.