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£220K- £300K + Benefits                                                                                          


Ref: 4035D


Our client, a leading US practise now expanding in the UK, seeks a high calibre Associate for their European Privacy and Cybersecurity team handling intricate data protection, cybersecurity and digital regulatory matters for leading global companies. Responsibilities will include; 

  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and strategic guidance to clients on navigating the complex landscape of data protection, cybersecurity, and digital regulatory compliance, tailoring solutions to meet the specific needs of clients across various industries, including financial services, high tech, life sciences, Internet of Things (IoT), social networks, connected mobility, and biotechnologies.
  • Stay abreast of evolving UK and EU privacy and data protection laws, as well as emerging digital regulatory frameworks such as the Digital Services Act (DSA), Digital Markets Act (DMA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, and Online Safety Act (OSA) in order to assist clients in understanding & adhering to regulatory requirements, conducting compliance assessments and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies.
  • Represent clients in high-stakes investigations initiated by data protection regulators in the UK, European Union, United States, and other jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Handle litigation matters before national courts and the European Court of Justice, advocating on behalf of clients in disputes related to data protection, cybersecurity incidents, and privacy breaches.
  • Advise businesses on GDPR and UK GDPR compliance projects, including drafting & implementing privacy policies, data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), and data processing agreements.
  • Develop robust governance frameworks to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices in data protection and cybersecurity.
  • Assist clients in responding to data breaches and cybersecurity incidents with speed and efficiency. Provide guidance on incident detection, containment, and remediation, working closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to mitigate risks and minimize the impact on affected individuals and organizations.
  • Support clients in navigating privacy and cybersecurity considerations in corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships, including to conduct due diligence assessments, negotiate contractual provisions related to data protection & cybersecurity and facilitate smooth transitions while safeguarding the interests of all parties involved.



You must be a fully qualified UK solicitor with a good class first degree and three to six years post-qualification experience in privacy & cybersecurity law, some of which must have been gained with a top UK or US law firm. This should include demonstrated expertise in UK data protection and cyber security law, with a proven track record of handling complex legal matters and providing strategic counsel to clients.  

Great opportunity to join a US firm and benefit from their global expertise and above average salary prospects.

So, if that sounds like you, then please send your details to our MD, David Symes FCA, at (including home address or post code & a contact no) however please note we cannot reply to all applications so only successful applications will be contacted (although under no circumstances are your details ever passed on without your specific permission)


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