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Will work directly with our Group Data Protection Counsel in addressing data privacy compliance and providing pragmatic solutions for data privacy issues to internal stakeholders from across the entire group;
Will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of data privacy compliance (including not just conventional advisory work but also operational implementation work) as well as the opportunity to influence the direction of our approach towards data privacy compliance in all of the jurisdictions where we operate;
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team that works closely with our in-house Legal team, the right candidate will also have the opportunity to become involved in other areas of the work undertaken by our Risk and Compliance team and/or our Legal team.
Key Skills & Experience:
This role would suit a self-starter who is not afraid of stepping out of his/her comfort zone, and is equally comfortable operating as an individual contributor who operates autonomously, as well as a team player who operates by seeking and achieving consensus, as appropriate;
Must be qualified as a solicitor or barrister admitted to practice in England & Wales, holding a current practicing certificate;
He/she should ideally have 3-5 years' post-qualification experience gained through a combination of private practice and in-house settings;
A substantial portion of the post-qualification experience must have been gained in actually advising on privacy/data protection matters;
He/she must have experience of advising on and negotiating commercial contracts and must have a thorough technical understanding of GDPR, as well as the way in which GDPR is implemented or otherwise given effect in at least one of the following European jurisdictions: Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, or UK;
The successful candidate must have a logical and analytical mind-set, coupled with a pragmatic and solution-oriented approach to addressing privacy-related issues;
He/she must be capable of making delicate risk-based decisions on sensitive and time-critical issues on his/her own with little or no guidance, if necessary;
He/she must be able to work effectively with stakeholders from across the entire organisation and across the world, at all levels of seniority, from support staff to managing partners and C-suite executives;
The successful candidate should ideally have a good understanding of privacy/data protection laws outside Europe, in one or more of the following jurisdictions: ADGM, Bermuda, BVI, Canada, Cayman Islands, DIFC, Hong Kong, Singapore, or USA;
Familiarity with financial services regulation (e.g. FATCA, GLBA, UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID, AML/CTF, and so on) is strongly preferred;
IAPP certification (e.g. CIPP/E, CIPP/US, or CIPM) is strongly preferred;
Familiarity with investment management, fund administration, trusts, asset financing, structured finance, company administration, and other like disciplines that are relevant to the Maples Group's core business is a plus;
Familiarity with IT, IP, cybersecurity, and outsourcing is a plus. Familiarity with employment/labour law is a plus.
We offer a supportive environment structured on a team basis. Maples Group offers a competitive benefits package and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Qualified applicants should write, enclosing their CVs to email@example.com referencing London – Data Protection Counsel
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