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Professional Fighters League - Legal & Business Affairs

Employer
Hydrogen Group
Location
England, London
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

Job Details


About Professional Fighters League

PFL is the #2 MMA organization worldwide and the #1 fastest growing by all key measures. PFL is the first and only in MMA to have a true sport season format where fighters control their own destiny in a regular season, playoffs, and championship. PFL has the PFL Challenger Series for emerging talent and the PFL PPV Super Fight Division for the biggest star fighters in the world. PFL also has international regional leagues in key markets globally, with PFL Europe as the first in 2023 and others planned each year.

Legal and Business Affairs | Role Description

This is a newly created position for an experienced commercial lawyer to join the PFL as the business' first international legal hire outside the US. The successful candidate will be responsible for working cross-functionally on various legal, corporate and business matters, with a particular focus on the PFL's expansion in Europe and other international markets.

Responsibilities

  • Integral in handling all aspects of the company's legal needs
  • Negotiating and drafting all types of commercial agreements, including talent agreements, media rights, and venue hire agreements, among others
  • Advising and helping to implement marketing compliance and data protection processes and policies
  • Researching and anticipating unique legal issues that could impact the company's global growth
  • Helping to create and manage robust compliance and risk management processes and policies
  • Assist with corporate secretarial and securities compliance functions

What we're looking for

  • A qualified lawyer (ideally admitted to practice in the UK but suitable candidates from other common law jurisdictions, such as Australia and NZ, will also be considered)
  • Strong academic record
  • Approximately 5-7 years' post-qualification experience
  • Experience in the sports, media and tech sector a big plus
  • International cross-border transactional experience a plus
  • In-house experience in high growth company a plus
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Excited by the prospect of a fast-growing start-up combat sports league
  • Willingness to travel and be on-site for events
  • London based (or be willing to relocate)
  • Someone who loves the adventure!

Next Steps

We exclusively retained Hydrogen to manage this search. To be considered, please follow the steps on this page to apply. Alternatively, you can contact Chris Convey (chrisconvey@hydrogengroup.com) for more information on a strictly confidential basis.

Please note that any unsolicited approaches, whether direct or via another agency, will be re-directed to Hydrogen. All enquiries and applications will be handled with the utmost discretion and your details will not be shared with any other party without your express consent.

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Company

Hydrogen’s Legal Practice, is recognised by our candidates and clients for the consistently high quality of service we provide. This service is strengthened by our commitment to building long-term relationships. Founded in 2001, on values of integrity, innovation and passion, we continually strive to exceed expectations with our direct and transparent approach to providing recruitment solutions.

"Specialist expertise delivering the best and most scarce candidates for our clients."
 

Hydrogen’s Legal Practice, is recognised by our candidates and clients for the consistently high quality of service we provide. This service is strengthened by our commitment to building long-term relationships. Founded in 2001, we enable you to thrive by continually striving to exceed expectations with our direct and transparent approach to providing recruitment solutions.
 
As one of the largest global legal recruitment consultancies, our strength is our level of specialist expertise. By focusing on niche areas, our consultants provide clients with information to ensure they gain a competitive edge.
 
We specialise in providing qualified contract, interim and permanent legal professionals across a wide range of markets including:

  • Private Practice
  • In-house Industry & Commerce
  • In-house Financial Services
  • Contract Lawyers and Paralegals
Company info
Website
Telephone
T: +44 (0)20 7002 0000
Location
Hydrogen Group
1 Poultry
London
EC2R 8EJ
United Kingdom

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