Legal Counsel (Commercial, Distribution & Regulatory)

This is a fantastic opportunity for a mid-level commercial, media and/or regulatory lawyer to join DAZN, one of the most exciting and rapidly growing businesses in the sports industry.   As our new Legal Counsel within the Commercial, Distribution & Regulatory Legal Team, you will be responsible for leading on a wide range of matters, including the negotiation of a variety of commercial deals and managing various important regulatory projects.   It is envisaged that the split between commercial and regulatory matters will be 50:50, although this will likely flex over time.  As such, this role would be ideal for a commercial or media lawyer looking to expand their practice to include regulatory matters; or a regulatory lawyer looking to obtain more exposure to commercial work.   As DAZN expands, it offers you the opportunity to work on a broad range of matters, obtain great experience working in a team of lawyers from different legal backgrounds, and take on more responsibility as the business grows – giving you the opportunity to develop the role and make it your own!   Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), annual performance-related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working and access to our internal speaker series and events. As our new Legal Counsel, you’ll have the opportunity to: Review, negotiate and draft a wide variety of contracts falling within the auspices of the team (with assistance from other members of the team, where necessary).  You might for instance – support Product to onboard a new functionality to engage our subscribers / prepare an acquisition licence for a compelling TV sports documentary for the Content & Production team / ensure the Broadcast Ops team is contracted to receive sports feeds from a supplier / review the MSA and SOW from a new supplier of anti-piracy services. Lead important regulatory projects.  For example, we want to undertake more regulatory activity in respect of anti-piracy, so you will need to - stay abreast of relevant regulatory & legislative changes, providing internal risk assessments / work with the Head of Legal and other internal stakeholders to shape strategy / reach out to external stakeholders to build relationships and exchange ideas / co-ordinate & prepare relevant submissions. Provide legal support to a variety of stakeholders supported by the team, including the emerging gaming division and the music team. Create and update relevant policies and templates. You’ll be set up for success if you have: Qualified as a lawyer and have around 3-6 years of PQE (although this is only a guide, and significant weight will be given to the factors below) working in a highly successful and recognised commercial, media and/or regulatory team either in private practice or in-house. Experience of negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, technology contracts and/or copyright licences. An ability to build meaningful & trusted relationships with stakeholders in order to be an integral business partner. Experience of managing legal projects, and directly advising stakeholders on relevant matters. Excellent technical legal skills (relative to PQE), especially an ability to draft clearly & concisely. Highly commercial and constructive problem-solving abilities and are able to work with a good degree of autonomy, taking the initiative and proactively managing tasks. A willingness to operate out of your comfort zone and play a proactive role in developing DAZN's legal function. Even better if you have: Experience working on regulatory projects Exposure on content distribution deals via the internet Familiar with international companies and/or for a rapid growth, scale up businesses At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.   As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.   If you're ambitious, inventive, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.   We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. We are supported by our talented Employee Resource Group communities: proud@DAZN, women@DAZN, disability@DAZN and ParentZONE.   If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.   Our aim is to make our hiring processes as accessible for everyone as possible, including providing adjustments for interviews where we can.   We look forward to hearing from you. This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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