We are looking for a motivated and capable junior (1-2 PQE) associate
to join the tech and data team our highly regarded Intellectual
Property and Technology (IPTech) group at Baker McKenzie, to focus on
data protection and privacy advisory work across all sectors.
The role will have the following core focus:
Data protection / privacy advisory and compliance work for clients
across all sectors, including TMT, CG&R, FinTech, Healthcare and others.
Working as part of our top-ranked global privacy team on
stand-alone data projects for global clients on strategic issues for
Working with commercial and technology teams on data and privacy
issues relating to complex technology and other transactions
Working with our corporate teams on data and privacy issues
arising in significant M&A, JV and other corporate transactions.
Data breach and ICO investigation experience is helpful, but not essential.
Being an active part in local and regional practice and industry
group activities and local, regional and global business and client
The role would be sponsored and supported by our wider team including
partners Paul Glass and Julia Wilson, and senior associates Ben Slinn
and Jo de Fonseka.
The candidate would be joining a well-established market-leading team
and would have the opportunity to develop further an industry
specialism or specialisms of their choice - the team has particular
strengths in life sciences, financial services and telecoms.
Key Skills and Experience Required
The ideal candidate should be 1 - 2 years PQE with a strong academic
track record, and have obtained experience in some or all of the following:
Experience advising clients on a range of privacy / data
protection matters, ideally in a leading UK or international law
firm. Experience gained in-house within an industry-leading
organisation would also be beneficial (though not essential)
Experience working on and co-ordinating large-scale privacy
compliance projects, audits and assessments
Drafting and negotiating data processing agreements and other
privacy-related contractual documents
Drafting data protection compliance policies and procedures,
privacy notices/policies and cookies notices/policies
Advising on international data transfers
Supporting with DSARs and other data subject requests, and data
Advising on direct marketing and cookie compliance
Advising on privacy compliance in the context of AI, adtech and
connected devices / Internet of Things
Assisting with cyber incident response and breach notification requirements
A "self-starter" who is collaborative, pragmatic,
commercial and adaptable in their approach.
Excellent oral and written communication and drafting skills
Initiative and proactivity
Strong service orientation - a "client first" culture
Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take
responsibility for those relationships
Why Join Us?
Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise
many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations
through our 13,200 people in 78 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does
not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their
role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest
standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave
in a collaborative and fulfilling way.
In London you will be part of a 950 person office, which is also our
largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie
London is well established in the UK as a leading international law
firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most
high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and
experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office
environment that is hardworking, friendly and supportive.
The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of
recent awards, including:
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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
As the first truly global law firm, diversity and inclusion are
foundational to our culture and strategic vision. We are a Firm of
individuals from across the globe with different backgrounds, ideas,
and points of view who collegially work together to solve complex
problems and design practical solutions for our clients. Our multiple
perspectives come from many sources, including the diverse ethnicity,
culture, gender, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, disability, parental status, education,
social background and life experience of our people.
Our global strategy is focused on our people, our culture, our
clients and the communities where we operate. In 2019 we enacted
ambitious new targets related to gender, racial and ethnic diversity
at the Firm. These targets are viewed as a floor, not a ceiling, to
advancing underrepresented groups, and they are backed by a variety of
strategic initiatives aimed at achieving our goals. Our strategic
vision is supported in London by six active employee led networks
which champion diversity, lead on a number of internal campaigns and
deliver a range of activity to celebrate differences in identity,
inclusion, and key dates throughout the year including: LGBT+ History
Month, International Women's Day, International Trans Day of
Visibility, Mental Health Awareness Week, Pride, Black History Month,
Social Mobility Week, International Day of Disabled Persons and many more!
Baker McKenzie London has been accredited by Disability Confident,
joining over 18,000 organisations that have signed up to help change
behaviours and cultures in businesses, networks and communities and
reap the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.