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Senior Associate IPT


DLA Piper
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
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Senior Associate, (3 - 7 PQE), IPT
Location: Edinburgh
Reporting to: Partner, IPT
Competitive Salary and Benefits

Role opening date: 18/05/18
Role closing date: 22/06/18

THE ROLE

This is a Senior Associate role within DLA Piper's "Tier 1" Technology, Data and Commercial Practice, based in Edinburgh.

The team works on high profile and complex mandates for both major users and suppliers of technology related services, as well as more general commercial work and large scale data protection and privacy matters. Clients range from major Government departments through to the larger retail and investment banks, airlines, retail groups, telcos, FTSE 100 companies and IT/outsourcing service providers.

The successful candidate would work both with the team in Edinburgh and also with other partners within the group and would ideally be involved in a broad spread of work, including major outsourcing projects (both ITO and BPO), cloud services arrangements, commercial projects, data privacy and security advice and projects, and various IT, telco and technology related matters.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working as part of our market leading team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work that will cover our core services including:

*

Advising on major sourcing and outsourcing initiatives

*

Dealing with technology projects involving cloud computing, open source, blockchain and automation/AI

*

Assisting with data protection and privacy matters, including GDPR compliance and notification issues

*

Advising on software licensing and support, and acquisition/licensing of technology

*

Negotiation of more general commercial arrangements

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Behavioural skills:

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Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news

*

Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working

*

Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients

*

Understands positive client support

*

Creates confidence in the team and the firm

*

Works co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge

*

Manages time effectively and efficiently

*

Seeks to manage own utilisation wherever possible in order to meet individual and team targets

*

Takes ownership for achieving agreed objectives

*

Recognises and seizes opportunities for the firm, including repeat business

*

Builds and develops own network of internal and external contacts

*

Awareness of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute

*

Maintains a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure

*

Exhibits behaviour consistent with the firm's values and builds relationships based on respect, trust and integrity

THE FIRM

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.

This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied as required to develop or fulfil this role.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
Description

Senior Associate, (3 - 7 PQE), IPT
Location: Edinburgh
Reporting to: Partner, IPT
Competitive Salary and Benefits

Role opening date: 18/05/18
Role closing date: 22/06/18

THE ROLE

This is a Senior Associate role within DLA Piper's "Tier 1" Technology, Data and Commercial Practice, based in Edinburgh.

The team works on high profile and complex mandates for both major users and suppliers of technology related services, as well as more general commercial work and large scale data protection and privacy matters. Clients range from major Government departments through to the larger retail and investment banks, airlines, retail groups, telcos, FTSE 100 companies and IT/outsourcing service providers.

The successful candidate would work both with the team in Edinburgh and also with other partners within the group and would ideally be involved in a broad spread of work, including major outsourcing projects (both ITO and BPO), cloud services arrangements, commercial projects, data privacy and security advice and projects, and various IT, telco and technology related matters.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working as part of our market leading team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work that will cover our core services including:

*

Advising on major sourcing and outsourcing initiatives

*

Dealing with technology projects involving cloud computing, open source, blockchain and automation/AI

*

Assisting with data protection and privacy matters, including GDPR compliance and notification issues

*

Advising on software licensing and support, and acquisition/licensing of technology

*

Negotiation of more general commercial arrangements

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Behavioural skills:

*

Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news

*

Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working

*

Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients

*

Understands positive client support

*

Creates confidence in the team and the firm

*

Works co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge

*

Manages time effectively and efficiently

*

Seeks to manage own utilisation wherever possible in order to meet individual and team targets

*

Takes ownership for achieving agreed objectives

*

Recognises and seizes opportunities for the firm, including repeat business

*

Builds and develops own network of internal and external contacts

*

Awareness of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute

*

Maintains a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure

*

Exhibits behaviour consistent with the firm's values and builds relationships based on respect, trust and integrity

THE FIRM

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.

This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied as required to develop or fulfil this role.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
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