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Associate - Technology

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The Vacancy

We are looking for a French or Belgian qualified lawyer to join our Technology Outsourcing &, Privacy team in Brussels.

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Fieldfisher's Technology Outsourcing & Privacy team is one of the largest and most specialized European privacy and technology teams. We are a truly specialist, market-leading team with international coverage and unique expertise gained over years of advising on business-critical global privacy and data protection projects and technology work. We assist and advise both multinational organizations and start-up companies on all aspects of data protection compliance (GDPR compliance programme, international data transfers, data breach management, privacy policies, etc.) and we help companies with the regulatory aspects of doing business online (e-commerce, apps, cookies, direct marketing, etc.). Our lawyers are multi-jurisdictional and multi-lingual and work seamlessly together across our different international offices.

You will be working on a whole range of privacy and data protection matters, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, international data transfers, data security breaches, direct marketing and ePrivacy. You will be advising international clients on data protection issues both on EU level and under national law.

In addition, you will assist clients on general technology-related matters, such as e-commerce or cloud computing, and will be involved in the negotiation of complex IT contracts.

Most of the work will be carried out in English but may also include some Dutch or French.

     Your profile

     The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • A Belgian or French Master in Law degree with excellent results;
  • An LLM or Specialised Master's degree in privacy or ICT law or significant working experience in English speaking technology or data environment;
  • 1-3 years' experience working in an international law firm or as an in-house privacy and/or legal counsel;
  • Fluent in English and working command in French and/or Dutch;
  • Strong interest in technology;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • You are thorough, attentive to detail and able to summarize complex legal issues in plain English;
  • You are proactive, pragmatic, and have a good sense of autonomy.
  • You are either based in Brussels, or willing to relocate here.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.

Our clients range from household social media, technology and media companies, as well as global financial institutions, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, major FMCG brands and public bodies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and knowledge, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across the world providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We have 25 offices in 11 countries and our team is based in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Most recently, the firm has been recognised for its work across a number of practice areas.  We have been shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2021; Litigation Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2021 and for Innovation in rescue, restructuring and recovery award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2021.

Nº employees 1001-5000
Founding year 1835
Products / Services Advocacy, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Civil Litigation
Mission Fieldfisher is a European law firm built around its people. We are a full-service firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. As an entrepreneurial, pragmatic and socially conscious firm, we embrace our purpose as a trusted, client-focused corporate citizen. We believe The Future is Human*, so we take a collaborative approach with our clients, shaping our services to their needs and integrating cutting-edge legal technologies where appropriate. Our European network is supported by our offices in the US and China and international partner firms, enabling us to advise clients around the world with seamless efficiency and dedication across time zones and disciplines. We work with many of the biggest organisations globally and are proud to support numerous charity partners and causes. When it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG), we lead from the front in our industry and make ourselves accountable to our clients and our people for our actions.
overview Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

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