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22 days ago
Eversheds
Location: Cambridge
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
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Practice group/Global Operations team:

Company Commercial

Type of Vacancy:

Permanent

Full time/Part time:

Full-Time

Contract/Part time details:

Location:

Cambridge

About Eversheds Sutherland:

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the largest global law firms with 700 Partners and 2,300 lawyers in total across 62 offices in 30 countries. We are proud to be named as the UK’s strongest law firm brand by the Acritas Law Firm Brand Index 2016 and to have won the award for Innovation in Legal Expertise at the FT Innovation Lawyer Awards 2016.

We require a Qualified Senior Associate to add to our busy, highly regarded Legal 500 and Chambers ranked Cambridge IP/IT team. You will support the partners in providing first rate client service on a range of IP and IT matters for key clients of the firm.

The Cambridge IP/IT practice offers a wide range of complex and dynamic legal work for a range of clients from start-ups to major global brands. Your caseload will be varied and you will have the opportunity to specialise as your career progresses.

Key responsibilities:

• IT outsourcing and other transactional IT work

• advice on technical areas such as open source software and technical standards

• life sciences work including R&D and collaborative agreements, IP licensing and clinical trials advice

• M&A support work

• drafting, review and negotiation of complex contractual arrangements

You will be expected to manage your own matters and you will have regular client contact and appropriate responsibility.

Everyone in the team is encouraged to get involved in networking and business development events.

Skills and experience:

• You will have worked for a recognised City/regional practice/in-house with an in depth experience of commercial and IP/IT work

• Time working overseas/an international background and skill set will be hugely beneficial and experience working with multi-jurisdictional contracts is essential

• We are looking for candidates with between four and ten years of legal experience working in this area of specialism although those with more or less experience will be considered as long as you can demonstrate the key criteria

Key competencies:

• You will be able to operate at a fast pace in a vibrant open plan environment.

• You will be academically strong with experience of working on complex matters.

• You will use your strong communication skills to build effective relationships with existing and new clients and with other teams within the firm.

We’re a modern, progressive law firm committed to diversity. We’re driven by new ideas; we’re excited by new approaches; and we’re also refreshingly down-to-earth. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

Our Cambridge team operates a number of flexible working arrangements which support a richer working experience.

We’re a modern, progressive law firm. We’re driven by new ideas; we’re excited by new approaches; and we’re also refreshingly down-to-earth. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

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