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Senior Associate - TMT

A&O Shearman
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years

Job Details

It's Time
Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we've earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we've developed a reputation for delivering excellence, in all that we do. Today, we're continuing to break new ground. By embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work, we've been named as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times five times.

Role purpose
Our commercial technology and telecoms practice is currently recruiting for an experienced general commercial lawyer to join them. We are looking for an individual with experience in commercial contracts/non-contentious IP
matters/outsourcing and a focus on the technology and telecommunications sectors to join our dynamic team where the quality of work is second to none. Experience of data protection and/or e-commerce work would also be beneficial.
Department purpose
Our commercial group comprises of an international team of lawyers that specialise in a wide range of commercial work including outsourcing transactions, non-contentious intellectual property law, licensing and collaboration deals, joint ventures, and data protection and e-commerce advice. The group also offers specialist industry expertise for the telecommunications, hi-tech and Life Sciences sectors. We are consistently ranked as a market leader in these sectors because of our all-round strength and depth, in particular our commercial and transaction expertise.
Clients of the group include leading telecommunication carriers, network operators, and digital platform operators. The group also advises financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, software suppliers and IT hardware manufacturers, media groups, outsource service providers as well as industry regulators.

Role and responsibilities
 Drafting, reviewing and amending documentation
 Providing strategic guidance to clients
 Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately
 Business development - development of personal plan, assistance with and implementation of business development campaign
 Providing support for wider corporate transactions
 Legal research

Key requirements

4-7 PQE qualified lawyer with a solid knowledge and understanding of non-contentious commercial contracts and experience of negotiating, drafting, and analysing commercial law contracts in the technology and telecommunications field
 Strong technical knowledge of the legal framework surrounding commercial/outsourcing/non-contentious IP matters and experience in the tech and telecoms sectors
 Outstanding academic credentials
 Intellectual curiosity and versatility, and a demonstrable interest in the tech and telecoms field
 Self -starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge
 Detail-focused and self-motivated approach
 Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
 Excellent client relationship skills
 Sound experience of operating at associate level within a complex international organisation
 Strong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and advice
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels and particularly to win the respect of the partner and fee-earner community, building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
 Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
 A person of sound judgment, able to establish a high level of credibility

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy's recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

We are an equal opportunities recruiter and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

Allen & Overy recognises the value of flexible working and embraces hybrid working, allowing our people to work from home up to 40% of their working time. We do however remain committed to working together in person for the remaining 60% of time so that we can learn, grow and succeed together. If you would like additional flexibility we will of course consider this in line with business needs.


A&O Shearman is global industry-leading law firm with 48 offices in 29 countries. We are a partner and trusted advisor to some of the world’s most sophisticated companies, governments and financial institutions. With the combined strengths of our legacy firms, Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling, we offer unmatched global breadth and depth, a forward-thinking perspective on the future and a one-firm culture of excellence to achieve unparallelled outcomes  for our clients and for each other.

We're at the start of an exciting journey, and this offers exceptional opportunities for our people. Whether you're helping clients solve their most complex challenges, transforming the ways we manage our business, or ensuring the smooth-running of our operations, this is an environment where you can belong and excel - whether you’re starting out, or taking the next step in your career.

With us, you will constantly be learning and growing. We invest in you by offering exceptional professional and personal development – providing training, mentoring and practical support. And we nurture an environment and ways of working that promote positive wellbeing.

We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Your unique perspective, attributes and experiences are valued here and we invite you to bring your whole self to work.

What truly defines a career with us? We recruit the best, we ask for the best of you, and we support you to achieve your potential. And together we excel.

Company info
0203 088 0000
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD
United Kingdom

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