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Senior IP Legal Counsel, Digital/Sports

A rare opportunity is being offered by this leading global sports rights distribution and Production Company for an ambitious IP commercial lawyer with expertise in negotiating digital/technology agreements. Our client represents and manages the rights to broadcast sports in EMEA and ASIA PAC. The Role You will report to the Head of Legal and manage a team, currently two reports, ensuring they are providing effective legal support in a commercial manner. Your focus is to manage the company's data protection and commercial regulatory changes. You will be required to advise on and complete broadcast and other media content contracts and complete technical, facilities and service contracts relating to the provision of sports TV and digital production. You will advise the commercial team on sports rights matters and on internal/company legal matters including management of the commercial tender processes. Maintain external law firm relationships that cover employment, corporate taxation, litigation, property, IP and media regulatory affairs The Candidate The successful candidate will be an ambitious commercial lawyer ideally having gained exposure to sports and media law with 5-8 yrs PQE (not looking for candidates outside^these parameters) having trained with an international law firm. It's essential that candidates have expertise in negotiating technology agreements with working knowledge of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 1998 including the E-Privacy Regulation. Must have experience of identifying data privacy risks and implementing compliance procedures. For this role you will work in conjunction with international sports celebrities, so you must be confident and articulate with good team work skills having^the ability to develop strong working relationships with the Company's suppliers and broadcast partners. This role offers autonomy where you must be comfortable to lead in commercial negotiations, manage the company's extensive external law firm relationships, and see contract negotiations through to completion. Ideal candidates will have previous in-house experience or alternatively relevant private practice experience having gained a secondment in-house. This position offers very a good numeration package and growth prospects for the right candidate. We are expecting a high volume of applications for this position and will only respond to candidates matching the requirements above.

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Specialism: Coco - Commercial, Media, Sports
Job Title: In House Lawyer
Sector: In House
PQE Level: 4 to 6+ Years ( Associate )
Job Posted: 07 June 2018

For more information, please contact:

Name: Liam Taaffe
Email: liam.taaffe@gmk-legal.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 269 9110
Job Reference: 26286

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