We are seeking an ambitious, bright and talented junior to mid-level Associate with two to four years PQE to join a dynamic and motivated Technology and Data practice in Dubai, working on some of the highest quality and most exciting work the market has to offer.
Our practice is broad and deals with all aspects of major technology contracts, outsourcing, and offshoring, information management, information compliance and IT security, e-commerce and telecoms and media regulation.
You will have the opportunity to advise on a full range of TMT matters as well as trends such as digital transformation, cloud services and data centres, e-payments, process automation and data regulation.
You will have the opportunity to take ownership of your own matters and to manage client relationships. You will work autonomously on day-to-day matters under the guidance of a local supervisor. You will also work with the wider practice group and with individuals from the firm's offices overseas on larger mandates and on firm initiatives.
Key Skills and Experience Required
The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:
- A Western-qualified lawyer (2-4 PQE)
- Strong academic track record
- Fluency in English (oral and written)
The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate all or a majority of the following skills:
- Strong technical and commercial abilities
- In depth knowledge of data privacy and the GDPR
- Highly effective communicator
- Strong service orientation - a "client first" culture
- Proactive involvement in business development and knowledge management
- Articulate, commercially minded, enthusiastic, and someone who thrives in a dynamic environment and copes well under extreme pressure and deadlines
- Ability to work well in both a team and individually
- Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm
Baker McKenzie’s global IP and Technology Group’s over 600 lawyers help clients navigate a wide range of intellectual property and technology issues around the world. It is a multi-award winning practice, consistently ranked Band 1 in the global category of the directories in respect of TMT, data protection, outsourcing and IP. The Group is a transactional powerhouse particularly known for its innovative global strategies and solutions in emerging areas such as data privacy and security, digital media and intellectual property portfolio management and enforcement. The group assists leading companies across key industries including technology, media and telecommunications, healthcare and e-commerce.
This position will be within the IP and Technology Group. The Junior Associate will primarily support our Technology and Data practice in UAE but will work alongside members of the wider team across EMEA. As the Practice is fast growing, the prospects of career promotion and practice development are promising for the right candidate.
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.
In the Gulf region Baker McKenzie has been active for more than three decades and our practice now boasts over 100 lawyers based in our seven offices in the Middle East – Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, and Riyadh. As a pioneer in our field, we were the first international firm to enter both the Saudi and Egyptian markets.
The firm has built established and substantial presence in the Middle East & Africa region, with all offices working in close collaboration to service clients’ needs on a range of matters, including banking and finance, project finance, Islamic finance, corporate/M&A and dispute resolution. We work closely with key local players — including governmental and regulatory entities, financial institutions, family-owned conglomerates and corporates across all industry sectors — as well with global investors and corporations establishing and consolidating their presence in the region.
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Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA – since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community.