Legal Counsel, Commercial, 1-5 PQE*
Leicester City Football Club, based at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, has enjoyed an enviable period of success, including becoming the 2015-2016 Premier League Champions and reaching the Quarter Finals of the UEFA Champions League. Its on-field success has led to a rapid growth in the Club’s business and it is now seeking to appoint a second lawyer, to join as Legal Counsel.
The Legal Counsel will report into and work closely with the General Counsel and in close proximity to the business at all levels. The successful candidate will advise on all of the Club’s commercial legal work including property, media, sponsorship licencing and other commercial contracts, player and player trading contracts, all IP matters, regulatory and governance work, and dispute resolution issues. They will also be expected to work with and to help to manage external counsel as necessary.
Applicants should benefit from excellent academics, leading city or regional law firm training and at least one year’s relevant commercial law post-qualification experience. In-house and sports-related legal experience are beneficial, although not a pre-requisite. It is essential that the successful candidate is comfortable interacting with a business at all levels, has a grounded personality and is commercially focused.
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact our exclusively retained consultant, Calum Smillie at SSQ:
All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to SSQ.
*The PQE stated is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.