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Junior Associate, Internet Law & Regulation, Deloitte Legal, Tax & Legal, London

Basic information Location London Service line Tax & Legal Date published 16-Feb-2022 Req # 8728 Job description Your opportunity Are you interested in digital business and the exciting ne

Basic information

Location
London

Service line
Tax & Legal

Date published
16-Feb-2022

Req #
8728

Job description

Your opportunity
Are you interested in digital business and the exciting new business models and technology that is driving our digital economy?

NFTs, disinformation, online harms, infringements online, advertising and ad monetization, e-commerce, data privacy, platform liability, freedom of speech, data, AI, algorithms …..

We are at a global cross-roads as law and policy makers bring in a wave of new laws and regulations aimed at regulating digital businesses. From social media companies, to app stores, search engines and marketplaces; all digital business will be affected.

We are looking for talented and entrepreneurial Internet law and regulation lawyers to join our rapidly expanding team in Deloitte Legal.

This is a new and developing area. Regulating the Internet and technology is the issue of our times. We are looking for ambitious lawyers with an interest in this area and who are keen to progress their careers working in an exciting and fast paced legal team and one that is different. As part of Deloitte, the largest consultancy firm in the World, you will have access to an unparalleled client list and a global network, working closely with colleagues in the broader Internet Regulation Deloitte teams in other service lines to deliver unique market leading services.

Deloitte Legal & Deloitte Internet Regulation
Deloitte Legal is unique: an agile, rapidly-growing business with the resources, international network and client list of a global law firm. Deloitte’s legal practice in the UK is part of the global Deloitte Legal network, which has over 2,500 lawyers in more than 85 jurisdictions. This makes Deloitte Legal one of the largest legal businesses in the world with a global footprint that exceeds that of any traditional firm.

Unlike traditional law firms, we combine legal services and expertise with the broader multidisciplinary expertise of Deloitte to provide holistic/blended consultancy, risk advisory, legal, tax, risk, financial advisory to an unmatched list of clients. You would be part of our global Internet Regulation team, providing multi-disciplinary end to end solutions to our clients.

Deloitte Legal is proud of its innovative “new law” approach. We prioritise and invest in technology and innovation, to deliver high-quality advice as effectively and efficiently as possible, for both our clients and Deloitte people. We provide novel legal services, including legal managed services and legal consultancy.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Your role
Internet Law and Regulation is new and our team reflects that, drawing together like-minded motivated lawyers with expertise across a broad range of issues (content risks, media, advertising, consumer, technology, IP, privacy, litigation etc). The team works for many household-name clients as well as fast-growing companies. We provide advisory, risk as well as contentious/litigation services across the team.

We are on an ambitious growth plan. In the short term we have two posts to fill (0-2 and 2-6 PQE). We are looking for lawyers with relevant experience either in private practise or in-house. Most importantly, because this area is new, we are looking for lawyers who want to develop their careers in this space – rather than expecting you to have experience across the breadth of the topics.

We particularly look for traits such as innovative thinking, curiosity, energy and drive, adaptability, team-orientation and a genuine interest in the area, these clients and our work.

Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: Your home office will be London.

Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time basis.

Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience:
Legal

  • We are looking for candidates with the below type experience. The list is indicative and a guide. We do not expect a candidate to have all of the below experience. Contentious and/or non-contentious experience is relevant.
  • Experience advising digital/Internet companies on legal issues and risks
  • Experience of media law and digital content issues (privacy, IP, defamation, harmful content, acceptable use, notice and take downs etc)
  • Handling disputes (eg concerning content, platform T&Cs, consumer complaints for online goods/services, business user complaints)
  • Interest/advice around developing laws and their impact on digital business eg Online Harms Bill, Digital Services/Markets Act, AI Act, New Deal for Consumers
  • Regulatory, risk and compliance experience (including working with risk and compliance functions, internal audit etc)
  • Technology laws advisory work/experience for digital companies (cloud, AI, blockchain, deep fakes, quantum computing, disruptive tech)
  • Advisory work around new digital business models, products and services and the related legal issues/risks/compliance
  • Ability to correspond directly with clients, including seeking instructions and providing status updates
  • Ability to work as part of a broad team
  • Ability to manage deadlines

Flexibility

  • A constructive and solutions-focused approach to work
  • Enthusiasm for delivering legal services and services alongside non-legal services lines via a non-traditional delivery model and multidisciplinary offering
  • An interest in following the rapid global developments and keeping up to date

Teamwork

  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively across multiple and varied teams
  • Willingness to take on responsibility, and determination to see things through and deliver to a high standard
  • Skilled at managing competing priorities and pressure
  • Team builder who recognises the importance of creating an environment in which people work together effectively and enjoy themselves in doing so
  • Ambition and desire to contribute towards the growth and success of the Internet Regulation team

Your service line: Legal
Deloitte is creating the law firm of the future now. We are re-imagining the way we deliver legal expertise and how we solve problems, combining innovation and deep business insights. By integrating legal advisory services with our vast consulting services and tech capabilities, we’re transforming the way that we deliver unique legal services across the globe.

Personal independence
Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your “Immediate Family Members” are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy
To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society – defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it’s about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?
Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe
The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?
What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte
Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people – both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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