COMMERCIAL COUNSEL, DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, 5-10 PQE
COMMERCIAL LAWYER, 5-10 YEARS PQE, 12 MONTH MATERNITY COVER, START MID OCT 16 BASED IN BERKSHIRE Our client is a worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment. We are looking for a first class lawyer with broad commercial experience to join the UK business as sole counsel for a 12 month contract to start in October 2016. Reporting to the MD, you will provide legal support to the UK business on pan European legal issues. The Sales, Marketing, Finance and Customer Services teams support the UK and Eire markets out of the office in Berkshire. In addition, there is a European Anti-Piracy team who lead our client's anti-piracy activities across Europe. Some travel both within the UK and overseas will be necessary when required. This will be a varied and rewarding role and you will join this business at a very exciting time in its development. You will enjoy broad responsibilities, a sample of which includes supporting the sales team in trade relationships with customers, marketing issues (e.g. promotional, sponsorship and celebrity endorsement deals) consumer relations, HR/employment matters and corporate governance. Although we are looking for a commercial generalist, expertise in competition law, IP law and/or digital issues would be welcome. It is equally important that you have excellent technical legal experience with strong business acumen. You should ideally have some in-house experience. The role will suit someone with at least 5 years' PQE, although all candidates demonstrating that they meet the requirements of the role will be considered. This is a highly visible role internally so you must be a natural and confident communicator. Our client, in return, offers you the opportunity to work for a leading name in the Entertainment space, known for its stimulating, dynamic and enjoyable working environment.