Senior Privacy Counsel, EMEA

Posted 03 September 2023
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Contract
Discipline In-house Lawyers: Contax LawInterim Lawyers
Contact NameLuke Eccles

Job description

Contax Law are working with a virtual events company who are seeking a business-oriented Senior Privacy Counsel, EMEA with deep experience in GDPR and global privacy laws to join their growing legal team.

You will be required to provide focused and pragmatic advice on the implementation and impact of GDPR to business and product teams and our DPO’s team. Analyze, build, refine, and scale privacy compliance processes with cross-functional stakeholders. Provide leadership and support on a wide variety of privacy issues as needed such as DPIAs, international data transfers, marketing-related privacy issues such as consent requirements and cookie compliance, strategic engagement with EU data regulators, etc. Advise on projects as needed, including general corporate, vendor relationship, and risk management issues, as well as assisting with the management of external counsel.


· Qualified as a lawyer in at least one EU jurisdiction or the UK, preferably with IAPP/other privacy certification

·At least 8 years’ PQE, with significant relevant privacy/data protection law experience at a law firm, in-house or in a Data Protection Authority. Ideally, you would also have relevant in-house experience in a multinational, preferably in the tech / digital space.

·Substantive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in GDPR and, ideally, the US and UK privacy laws.

·Experience designing privacy compliance programs, policies, and processes.

·Exceptional ability to consistently deliver creative, thoughtful and business-oriented results to solve complex problems that appropriately balance growth and risk in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.

·Strong negotiation and “ambassadorial” skills, which you will put to work both internally to foster a strong data protection culture throughout the organisation and externally in the area of data privacy.

This role will be fully remote and report to the Associate General Counsel, Product and Commercial.

Competitive salary package on offer

Contax Law is part of the Contax Law Group which also includes Nicholas Scott (