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Assistant Manager - KPMG Law, Data Protection

Date: Nov 15, 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Law is recruiting an Assistant Manager to support the growth of the data protection team in KPMG Law. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team which works across KPMG providing our clients with data protection solutions.
KPMG Law – Data Protection

Our data protection team works with the different service lines within KPMG to provide clients with complete data protection solutions.

The role will include:

— Legal Advisory
— Data Transfer Agreements
— Drafting policies and procedures
— Supporting clients with the data protection elements of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, outsourcing, large scale technology programmes


Experience:

The applicant will be a data protection/commercial lawyer with one seat of their training contract including data protection advice and preferably 1 year of data protection experience of advising on compliance with data protection laws including the rules around marketing.

The applicant will have experience in advising clients in the following areas:
— Data protection compliance issues
— GDPR/DPA compliance gap analysis
— Drafting information notices
— Assessment of joint controller status and drafting related data sharing agreements
— Drafting of compliant data protection policies and procedures
— Responding to data subject rights requests
— Preparing for and responding to data breach
— Data transfer/data sharing arrangements
— Liaising with the ICO on behalf of client who have received a complaint from a data subject
— FOIA

Applicants who have some but not all of the above experience will still be considered.


Expertise / Technical role requirements:

— The applicant must be finishing their training contract or a qualified lawyer of up to 2 years PQE
— The applicant must be keen to develop and broaden his/her legal skills to include working on multi-disciplinary projects and being closer to the business side of these projects.
— The successful applicant will be a self-starter and a strong performer and team player who is focussed on helping to ensure that the team successfully delivers projects for its clients. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.
— An interest in helping to build the team’s business and relationships will benefit the applicant.
— The successful applicant will have experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further.
— The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team.
— The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.


Experience in some of the following sectors would be considered helpful:

— Financial services (banking, insurance, investment management, payment services)
— Transportation (bus, rail, automobiles, mobility as a service)
— Energy
— Life Sciences
— Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
— Retail


Skills:

— Building and developing positive business relationships within and outside KPMG
— Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure that our clients have comprehensive and pragmatic data protection advice to support their decision-making
— Working collaboratively to devise and driving forward creative legal solutions for clients
— Providing our clients with a seamless multi-disciplinary legal implementation service on national and global projects


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