Commercial / TMT Associate - 1 PQE+, Reading
New! - a Leading Legal 100 firm with a highly-rated commercial team are now seeking an ambitious Associate (1 PQE+) to join their top-tier practice based in Reading. This is a unique opportunity to work in a highly professional and dynamic group currently consisting of Chambers-rated Associates + Partners, advising and assisting on a wide variety of high quality projects.
You can expect to advise on a wide range of commercial contracts including matters related to Fintech, franchising, IP, manufacturing and data protection. You will be involved in drafting and negotiating contracts of various sizes and values and will be encouraged to act as an extension of the firms clients' in-house legal teams.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ranked leading IP, IT and Commercial team of over 20 lawyers. The team’s practice covers a broad spread of commercial, data protection, IT and IP work, including all types of commercial contracts, both B2B and B2C; collaboration agreements; e-commerce documents; IP licences; software contracts; advisory work especially regarding GDPR compliance. The ideal individual will be comfortable drafting and negotiating contracts; carrying out legal research and due diligence; guiding clients through commercial challenges; and, developing client relationships.
All members of the team advise on IT contracts, as well as dedicating a significant proportion of their time to commercial law advice and data protection/cyber security matters. There is a particular sector focus on tech businesses, insurance/financial services and life sciences.
The successful individual can expect to get involved in a fantastic range of work, with an impressive client list that includes well-known brands, multinationals, FTSE 100 corporates as well as owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs. The team (and the wider firm) has a significant focus on international work and much of what they do has a cross border dimension.
The ideal individual will be a strong team player with solid inter-personal skills, good academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – who have a commercial approach and excellent technical, communication and negotiation skills.
The range of the work undertaken means the team can accommodate a variety of experiences and aspirations: you might be a technology lawyer looking to continue this type of work, a commercial lawyer who wishes to develop specialist legal or sector expertise, or a specialist regulatory lawyer looking to broaden your practice to a wider variety of sectors or work types.
The firm culture is friendly, collegiate and ranks consistently highly within employee engagement surveys.
An attractive financial package with excellent progression prospects on offer.
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