SENIOR LEVEL CONTENT LAWYER - 12 MONTH FTC

Location
England, London
Posted
08 Jul 2019
Closes
05 Aug 2019
Ref
2061
Contact
Sinead Flanagan
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Contract
Hours
Full Time

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL

MEDIA CONTENT/DISTRIBUTION/COMMERCIAL ROLE

12 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT - TO START ASAP/SUMMER

REF: 2061

Our client is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries.

The Distribution and Commercial team is looking for a senior lawyer to join them on a fixed term contract basis (this team forms part of the wider division of the Content and Commercial Team).

The role primarily supports the channel distribution teams and their partners (broadcasters and studios). You will work closely with your commercial and legal colleagues to deliver great content as you manage, draft and negotiate high profile deals. You will advise senior stakeholders on legal and commercial risks in an easily digestible way!

Our client is looking for a candidate with senior commercial contracts experience, with experience in programme licensing or other content areas (including leading on major Studio or equivalent content deals) being highly desirable. The ability to forensically analyse complex agreements, assess risk and formulate pragmatic recommendations is key to this role, as is the ability to deliver advice on projects of strategic importance. Expertise in copyright is essential.

The Head of Legal is looking for someone who relishes working in a transactional team, who is willing to help develop others and get involved with team initiatives/projects. You will also need to have the ability to foster strong and effective working relationships with senior business colleagues and external senior contacts.

You must be a great team player with good interpersonal and communication skills who is able to build rapport and establish trust at all levels.

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