Senior Solicitor - Data Protection & Privacy

  • Dublin
  • Kpmg Ireland
Join KPMG Law LLP, a new and fast growing Irish owned and headquartered Corporate and Business law firm. We are known as an organisation who want you to come as you are and do work that truly matters. Joining KPMG Law is an opportunity to enhance your career, not only in the work that you enjoy doing, but equally through the global connections that you make. In joining KPMG Law, you will also become a valued member of our growing team of over 3,200 legal professionals spread across 85 jurisdictions within our global KPMG Law network.Are you our next Senior Solicitor within our Data Privacy/GDPR department? Location: Dublin, as part of our hybrid working model. Grade: Associate Director Contract type: PermanentA snapshot of your peer group: Qualified solicitor or barrister, admitted to practice law in Ireland, with a minimum of 3-5 years PQE in GDPR/Data Privacy Law. Strong knowledge of GDPR and other data protection laws and regulations. Excellent legal research and analysis skills. Effective communication and negotiation skills. Experience in managing and advising clients in data protection matters. Litigation experience related to data privacy is a plus. Professional certifications related to data protection (, CIPP, CIPM) are desirable but not mandatory. Your responsibilities and achievements will evolve as you enhance your career with us. Here is what you can initially expect: Provide expert legal counsel to clients on a wide range of GDPR and Data Privacy matters, including data protection compliance, data breach response, and privacy impact assessments. Monitor changes in data protection laws and regulations and ensure clients' compliance with GDPR and other relevant data protection laws. Review, draft, and negotiate data processing agreements, privacy policies, and other legal documents related to data protection and privacy. Lead and coordinate responses to data breaches, including notifications to regulatory authorities and affected individuals, and help clients mitigate potential legal risks. Conduct and review Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) to identify and mitigate privacy risks in data processing activities. Provide training and advice to clients on data protection best practices, policies, and procedures. Assist in handling data privacy-related litigation and disputes as needed. Collaborate with other legal professionals and departments within the firm to provide comprehensive legal solutions to clients. Your team: KPMG Law is a dynamic law firm, which provides quality Corporate and Business law services to a wide variety of domestic and international clients. With a specialist focus on Corporate/M&A, Commercial, Regulatory, Employment law, GDPR/Data Privacy, IPT, Structuring, Legal Technology/New Law and General Advisory services clients look to us for expertise on the latest knowledge of laws and regulations, industry insight and dedicated support that focuses on the needs and challenges of their business.Here's how KPMG can benefit more than just your career: All of our employees are given a benefits package which they can tailor to suit their individual preferences. Our range of benefits include: Discounted health insurance The purchase of additional annual leave Frequent social events to help you build your network Hybrid working arrangements Relocation assistance for those moving to Ireland Complimentary access to a range of Learning & Development programmes including LinkedIn Learning. Career progression When you join KPMG Law, your performance manager will support you to ensure that you are enhancing your skills from day one. You will also receive continuous support from our award-winning Business School where you will be continuously encouraged to deepen your knowledge and expertise within your chosen career path. In addition to this, we are the only one of the Big Four firms to announce promotions four times per year, giving you frequent opportunities for progression throughout your career with us. Inclusion & Diversity Inclusion, diversity and equity are part of who we are at KPMG Law. We embrace diversity of background, experience, and perspective and we're committed to inclusion and equity at every level. At KPMG Law, we want to attract and retain the best talent. We recognise the strength that comes from having a diverse workforce and building a culture where we support all our people to achieve their potential. Visit to learn more. Apply: If you are interested in the above role, please submit a CV via the apply button. If you have any specific queries on the role, please contact Shauna Maguire. For an interactive insight into life at KPMG Law, make sure to follow #KPMGLife on social media You can find us on LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. #LI- SM #IJAPlease note we do not require Agency assistance for this role.By clicking apply to this role your application will not only be considered for this position but your details will be stored on our database and may be considered for similar future positions that may arise. This means that the personal data contained in your application and provided to KPMG Law as part of the application process may be retained by us for up to 18 months from the date of your application and you hereby agree to that. If you do not wish your details to be stored on our recruitment database please email stating this and we will ensure that such information is not stored other than for the purposes of this application.