Legal & Business Affairs Manager - Commercial/Corporate - Music Industry - PQE 2-4
A global leader in the music industry is currently searching for a Commercial & Corporate Lawyer to join their international legal team which provides support across a wide range of sectors and services.
Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: liaising with local external counsel in commercial and corporate matters ensuring compliance with local customs, laws and corporate governance requirements; negotiating and drafting supplier agreements both domestically in support of HR, Facilities and other departments as well as assisting international affiliates with their own supplier agreements; drafting intragroup agreements to accommodate the bespoke needs of new and existing affiliates, including distribution agreements, marketing & promotion agreements and sub-publishing agreements; negotiating and drafting licence agreements; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts such as NDAs, supplier agreements for goods and services (including SaaS and software development agreements), agency agreements and consultancy agreements; providing support to affiliates in the emerging market territories by assisting local MDs in the negotiation and drafting of artist recording agreements, licence agreements, producer/mixer/remixer agreements, brand partnership agreements; and liaising with the corporate M&A team to assist in the due diligence process.
Much more information will be made available upon request by suitable candidates.
The successful candidate will have c.2-4yrs PQE* with experience in the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts, and ideally the licensing of intellectual property. You should have experience in, or at least a solid understanding of, corporate structures and M&A activity; and it would be ideal if you have an understanding of Emerging Market territories with respect to cultural, political and customary business practices
*NB: PQE levels are offered as a guide only. Our client will accept applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.
Interested candidates should send their CV to Nick Wasserman for consideration. All successful candidates will be contacted within 5 working days of application. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, though, we are not always able to respond directly to everyone, but we will try our very best.