Technology Media and Telecommunications Attorney - Sandton

Role Description

Technology Media and Telecommunications Attorney - Sandton

Our client, a leading Law Firm in Sandton, has a new opportunity for an Associate to join their Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team in their Corporate and Commercial Department. The candidate must have proven experience (at least 1 – 3 years) and expertise in technology, media, and telecommunications law as well as data privacy law. In addition to the above, the candidate should be achievement oriented, focused, and able to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment.

The Work:

 The candidate will be expected to assume responsibility for working closely with clients as well as managing elements of various transactions. As such, this role will offer the candidate an opportunity to obtain experience in cutting edge technology transactions, data privacy matters and TMT regulatory work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with POPIA related matters, including drafting of complex opinions and assisting with POPIA implementations
  • Assist with vetting, negotiating, and drafting of agreements in the TMT sector
  • Advising on regulatory matters in the TMT sector
  • Researching law and drafting opinions
  • Attend independently to smaller matters and aspects of larger matters
  • Experience in technology transactions – drafting, vetting, and negotiating TMT related contracts as well as opinion work
  • Proven knowledge and experience with POPIA, PAIA, Cybercrimes Act and related legislation
  • Working knowledge of ECTA, ECA, CPA and related legislation
  • Experience in social media legal issues

Skills, Abilities and Experience:

The candidate should be an admitted attorney with a strong academic record.

In addition, the candidate should also possess the following:

  • A thorough knowledge of the law – with at least 1 – 3 years experience in TMT law and data privacy law experience / knowledge (post articles)
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in working on technology transactional matters, including drafting and vetting of TMT related agreements as well as opinion work (non-negotiable)
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of POPIA and PAIA or similar data privacy legislation such as GDPR
  • Proven demonstrable experience on working on data privacy related matters
  • Telecommunications regulatory experience an advantage
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with some experience in negotiations
  • Confidence, initiative and the ability to run matters independently
  • Strong contract drafting and vetting skills (non-negotiable)
  • Relevant work experience in a law firm
  • A passion for TMT law
  • Interest in presenting on areas of law, attending conferences, drafting articles
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to self-regulate
  • The ability to work in a fluid and fast paced environment
  • The ability to work in a diverse team and with diverse clients
  • The ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment
  • Excellent communication skills and client interaction skills (both verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and / or broadcasting regulatory issues, including ICASA related procedures (advantageous)
  • Marketing skills (advantageous)

In addition to the above, it is essential that the candidate also demonstrate an ability to manage client relations, billing processes and practice management in general.

Salary on offer is market related.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Salary: ZAR 0.00 - ZAR 0.00 ANNUAL

Duration: FULL_TIME

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