Citi Technology and Privacy Lawyer in Dublin, Ireland

  • Primary Location: Ireland,Leinster,Dublin

  • Education: None

  • Job Function: Legal

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 17069899


Job Purpose:

To be the lead privacy lawyer working closely with the relevant business within EMEA, the EMEA Chief Privacy Office, Cross Border Data Clearance team and the wider IPOandT Legal team and help coordinate privacy issues and projects globally, working with business and legal colleagues throughout the world.

Job Background/context :

Reporting to Head of IP and OandT Legal for EMEA and to form part of the EMEA team within the IP and OandT Law Group based in London, Belfast and Dublin which is a busy and highly effective team in the General Counsel’s Office.

Key Responsibilities:

This is a unique role for a privacy lawyer with some general commercial and technology experience to take the lead in providing privacy legal advice to the Citi businesses in EMEA. This includes advising on technology and services arrangements, both with affiliates and third parties; and data protection issues associated with Brexit, cyber security, and new technologies. This also includes helping to coordinate privacy issues and projects globally, working with colleagues throughout the world. The role will include acting as an escalation point for vendor agreements and client negotiations of our standard confidentiality and data protection terms. The successful candidate will specifically focus on supporting the various businesses on their GDPR compliance projects and will also be expected to engage with country counsel on multi-jurisdictional issues across the 55 EMEA countries. This requires flexibility to adapt a global model to specific and varied local legal, regulatory and business requirements, often across multiple disciplines. Additional areas of focus include working with other team members to revise current and develop new procedures, precedents and related ways of enhancing the provision of legal support across different businesses. Understanding and ensuring that contracting arrangements are consistent with applicable Citi policies and applicable regulation.

Development Value:

This position provides a unique opportunity to work as the lead privacy counsel for the wide range of businesses in EMEA, and as part of a regional and global legal team. The candidate will work closely with Legal and Compliance colleagues across the globe supporting these business areas, as well as colleagues in Operations and Technology, Information Security, Procurement and other support areas. Regular business contact, and the ability to instruct, manage and work with external counsel as needed. This role is suited to someone who thrives on the challenges of a broad business focused role, working with a wide range of stakeholders and a global legal team.



A data protection legal expert and multi-jurisdictional experience.

Experience of the financial services sector useful but not essential.

A good working knowledge of technology and commercial law issues.

Private practice and in-house experience desirable.


A skilled advisor, negotiator and team player who can actively work with the businesses to engineer pragmatic solutions to a wide range of challenges, while balancing the need to comply with many and often potentially conflicting legal, regulatory and internal policy requirements.

The ability to balance legal risk with the commercial needs of the business.

A proven ability to work with colleagues in different regions to find solutions across different legal, regulatory and business requirements.


Irish/English qualified technology and privacy lawyer with extensive PQE experience.

Multi-jurisdictional qualification is useful but not essential.

Competencies :

-Excellent legal analysis skills

-Excellent drafting and communication skills

-Good interpersonal and people management skills

-Excellent people and negotiation skills

-Excellent time and project management skills

-Organised and efficient

-Ability to prioritise and manage expectations effectively

-Team player

-Adaptability and ability to devise pragmatic solutions


Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer