Technology & Privacy Lawyer - Associate (3-6 years of experience)
22/01/2020

Region: Brussels
Function: Lawyers
Environnement: Law Firm
Legal subjects: Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Self-employed

We are looking for a Belgian law qualified lawyer with over 3-6 years of experience in data protection and technology to join our Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy practice in Brussels.

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Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Fieldfisher's Technology Outsourcing and Privacy team team is one of the largest and most specialized European technology and privacy teams, with a truly global outlook. We are a truly specialist, market-leading team with international coverage and unique expertise gained over years of advising on business-critical global privacy and data protection projects and technology work. We assist and advise both multinational organizations and start-up companies on all aspects of data protection compliance (international data transfers, data breach management, privacy policies, etc.). We help companies with the regulatory aspects of doing business online (e-commerce, apps, cookies, direct marketing, etc.). We draft and negotiate complex IT and outsourcing agreements. Our lawyers are multi-jurisdictional and multi-lingual and work seamlessly together across our UK, Belgian, French, German, Italian, Dutch and US offices.

We are looking for a Belgian law qualified lawyer with over 3-6 years of experience in data protection and technology to join our Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy practice in Brussels.

You will be working on a whole range of privacy and data protection matters, including GDPR compliance, international data transfers, data security breaches, direct marketing and e-Privacy. You will be advising international clients on data protection issues both on EU level and under Belgian law.

In addition, you will assist clients on general technology-related matters, such as e-commerce or cloud computing, and will be involved in the negotiation of complex IT contracts (system integration, outsourcing, maintenance and licensing).

Most of the work will be carried out in English.

  • A Belgian Master in Law degree with excellent results;
     
  • An LLM or Specialised Master's degree in ICT law or significant working experience in ICT law;
     
  • Between 3 - 6 years' relevant experience working in an international law firm or in an in-house privacy and/or legal function;
     
  • You are fluent in Dutch, and have an excellent level in French and English (CEFR: at least B2);
     
  • You have a strong interest in technology;
     
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills;
     
  • You are thorough, attentive to detail and able to summarize complex legal issues in plain language;
     
  • You are proactive, pragmatic, down to earth and a good team player who has a sense of initiative that business life requires.

You will be joining a top-ranking international privacy and technology practice. We offer you the opportunity to work in a stimulating and enriching environment. We also offer fascinating work and training, as well as the human and material support necessary for the development of your experience. You also benefit from an attractive payment and from diverse benefits.

Interested?

If you wish to apply, please send your resume and covering letter by e-mail to  Brusselsrecruitment@fieldfisher.com

Our website: http://www.fieldfisher.com

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