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Job Title Senior Associate - IPTech
Job Location South Africa
Job Category Senior Associate
Practice Group Intellectual Property
Support Department N/A

The Role

We are seeking an ambitious, bright and talented Senior Associate with four to six years PQE to join a dynamic and motivated Technology practice in Johannesburg, working on some of the highest quality and most exciting work the market has to offer.

The role will have the following core focus:

  • Telecommunications regulatory and licensing advice.
  • Telecommunications transactional
  • Media regulatory advice and media transactional advice - including commercial transactions relating to acquisitions and licensing of content
  • Intellectual property advice - data privacy and protection, regulatory and transactional
  • Content liability regulatory advice
  • Cyber security regulatory advice
  • Lobbying and commenting on new legislation
  • FinTech regulatory and transactional advice
  • AI regulation and emerging and developing technologies
  • E-commerce, consumer law protection, regulatory and transactional advice

Key Skills and Experience Required

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the following:
  • A qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials
  • Experience in the Technology /IP department of a leading firm
  • First rate technical skills needed to support the client work of the IP department including M&A experience
  • Commerciality and demonstrable business development experience
  • Excellent written communication and drafting skills
  • Initiative, curiosity and proactivity
  • Maturity and gravitas
  • Strong service orientation - a "client first" culture
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship
  • High work standards
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to adapt style as required
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually
  • A keenness to learn and creative approach to problem solving
  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

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 Johannesburg you will be part of an office with over 100 people. Originally opened in 2012, Baker McKenzie South Africa is well established in South Africa 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, yet friendly and supportive.

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To Apply

At Baker McKenzie, we welcome direct applications.

Please click on the Apply button on this advertisement to complete the application form.

For more information about this position or to discuss any adjustments you may require during the process please contact in confidence, Boipelo Soko, Recruitment Manager, at Boipelo.Soko@bakermckenzie.com


Please note Baker McKenzie does not accept unsolicited CVs.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA - since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community.

The Johannesburg office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.