LEGAL COUNSEL (COMMERCIAL)

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

COMMERCIAL/IP LAWYER- GAMING

1-3+ YRS PQE

MEDIA ORGANISATION

LONDON

 

THE ORGANISATION

Our client is a global media content producer and distributor. They have an exciting opportunity for a qualified lawyer to join them as Legal Counsel supporting the brands arm of the business which controls some of the brand licensing rights to some of the highest profile and creative IP in the world. The gaming and gambling team focus on licensing the organisation’s IP to licensees to develop and exploit branded games on a global basis.

 

THE ROLE

As Legal Counsel for the gaming and gambling commercial team, you will lead the negotiation and drafting of a broad range of brand licensing agreements for digital and physical games as well as online products. The Legal Counsel will also be tasked with:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide range of bespoke commercial and contractual agreements
  • Developing an in-depth understanding of the business and licensees’ expectations and negotiating positions
  • Providing guidance on the implementation of best practice for drafting and the negotiation of key deal terms
  • Quickly and effectively developing an understanding of the ever-evolving regulations within the gambling industry
  • Developing an understanding of the digital gaming sector including mobile apps, VR/AR, online web based and console games and managing any ancillary legal work that may arise in connection with games deals such as app store correspondence, terms and conditions and privacy policies
  • Liaising with all areas of the business including local production teams, finance, central legal team and external stakeholders
  • Involvement from the start of deal negotiations, assisting in clearance process, rights conflict checking, and working with the commercial team in relation to product and marketing approvals

 

THE IDEAL APPLICANT

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an industry leader as a Legal Counsel and is the ideal role for a qualified lawyer with the following:

  • Private practice or in-house experience ideally in a media organization, games developer or publishing organization
  • Relevant commercial and contract drafting experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of general contract and commercial law
  • Experience of data protection, copyright and trademark law in the context of commercial contracts
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritise a busy and varied workload
  • Some knowledge or experience of marketing or general licensing agreements is desirable
  • Interest in the gaming or gambling industries

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