Associate - Intellectual Property & Technology

The RoleWe 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 Johannesburg, working on some of the highest quality and most exciting work the market has to offer. The role will have the following core focus: Advice and support in respect of ECS and ECNS licensing, including licence application, regulatory process, policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives Licensing and distribution agreements for all platforms: TVOD, pay television, SVOD, free television and libraries Advisory on social media, takedown notices and policy drafting IP Clearance Commercial arrangements, agreements and transactions in respect of the electronic sale of (i) physical goods, (ii) digital goods and (iii) services (B2C, B2B, C2C, C2B and B2G) Data privacy and GDPR Cybersecurity in terms of payments, transactions Setting up corporate vehicles and arrangements for commercial exploitation of IP Exchange control in respect of inbound and outbound royalty arrangements (DTI and SARB) and export of intellectual property Lobbying and commenting on new legislation Key Skills and Experience RequiredThe successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the following: A qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials Current experience in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions department of a leading firm First rate technical skills needed to support the client work of the department Commerciality and demonstrable business development experience Excellent written communication and drafting skills Initiative and proactivity Maturity and gravitas Strong service orientation - a "client first" culture Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship High work standards Outstanding communication skills and the ability to adapt style as required Ability to work well in both a team and individually A keenness to learn Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm Why Join Us? Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in , we advise many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13, 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 Johannesburg you will be part of an office with over people. Originally opened in , Baker McKenzie South Africa is well established in South Africa as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA