Legal Counsel

Expiring today

Location
England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
09 Apr 2021
Closes
07 May 2021
Ref
50637403/001
Contact
Aleisha Murray
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client, a household name in the sports and entertainment industry, is looking to bring on board a Legal Counsel - Regulatory & Compliance. London-based.

Our client, a household name in the sports and entertainment industry, is looking to bring on board a Legal Counsel, with experience advising on a range of regulatory matters and assisting in the management of litigation. This is a newly created role and will report through to the General Counsel. Experience advising sports clients is essential.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing accurate, timely and commercially-minded legal advice on a range of regulatory matters, including to members of senior management.

  • Assisting in the management of litigation across all departments as required.

  • Pro-actively working on, and assisting the Compliance Officer with, tasks and initiatives to ensure 'best in class' processes in respect of compliance and risk management.

  • Providing a positive and solutions-oriented approach to issues and challenges, often in relation to complex and innovative matters.

  • Adopting and demonstrating our Client's values in manner, approach and output.

  • Assisting in the development and delivery of efficient legal processes.

  • Identifying and assuming responsibility for legal and non-legal projects. Working with various departments to deliver projects in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Contributing to the development and roll-out of knowhow.

  • Working with external advisors where necessary to ensure value and delivery within required timeframes.

LOOKING FOR:

  • 2-4PQE qualified lawyer, specialising in regulatory/commercial disputes in sport (all applications will be considered on merit)

  • Drive and enthusiasm, with an ability to demonstrate pro-active ownership and management of tasks and projects through to completion.

  • Excellent inter-personal and team working skills, that inspire trust and confidence both within the legal team and amongst internal clients.

  • An ability to effectively identify and manage issues and risks. Adopts a positive 'can do' approach when seeking solutions.

  • Effectively manages time and competing demands, escalates and delegates work where appropriate. Keeps senior legal team members well informed of progress on matters.

  • Demonstrates a confident and persuasive communication style (verbal and written) which adapts to the audience and circumstances.

  • Takes pride in the provision of their work. Excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to present and communicate complex information in a simple and compelling way.

  • Well-organised, with an ability to effectively manage competing demands on occasions