Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice works with an exciting range of clients focused on the digital economy. The TMT practice’s client base includes a diverse range of Singapore and multinational technology companies as well as financial institutions and government. Many of these clients come to the TMT practice looking for assistance with doing something new. On the regulatory side, the work includes advising on regulatory developments and navigating the regulatory impact for new product offerings and business models. The TMT practice is well known for its expertise advising on data regulation including on how regulations apply to particular activities, proposed changes to data regulations, implementing compliance regimes and dealing with data breach incidents. On the commercial contracting side, the TMT practice maintains a strong reputation in particular for advising and negotiating procurement, outsourcing and cloud computing deals.
Why Join Us?
Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.
We are looking for an experienced lawyer with 1-3 years of post-qualification in complex corporate commercial and technology work. The ideal candidate should be called to the Singapore Bar and has strong contract drafting skills, with particular experience in technology, online businesses and telecommunications projects. A must have is an inquisitive attitude in applying the law to new technologies and business models taking shape as part of the digital economy.
Experience in or supporting corporate M&A/JVs and broader commercial contracting would be an advantage, but not essential. Solid understanding of the TMT industry and key issues faced by businesses in AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Distributed Ledger and e-Commerce. Telecommunications, cybersecurity and data privacy advisory expertise is also important.
We want individuals who can combine an impressive academic track record with excellent technical skills. But personal qualities are also important to us, so we are keen on people who take initiative, are committed to excellence, and are good problem solvers. We also want people who are comfortable working in teams where friendship is valued.