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Legal Counsel (Sports Media Rights)

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    Full-time
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • London
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Requirements

  • 4-6+ PQE of relevant legal experience (applications outside of this PQE range may also be considered) either in-house or private practice (in relevant media rights specialist team)
  • Significant experience advising on and negotiating sports media rights deals
  • qualified to practice law in England and Wales, Switzerland or other appropriate jurisdiction (having trained and qualified at a leading international firm)
  • a passion for sport, strong understanding of the business of sport, the various structures and stakeholders within the industry, and a real ambition to build a long-term career within sport are crucial
  • experience working in-house (including on secondment) or advising high-growth technology companies and a desire to take a hands-on approach for developing the business from within
  • international legal experience in the US, Australia or mainland Europe and/or

Responsibilities

  • leading all legal aspects of Two Circles’ global media rights sales work on behalf of leading international sports rights holders, with a particular focus on drafting and negotiating high-profile media rights sales agreements and advising on relevant regulatory/commercial issues
  • being the go-to person for all media rights matters across Two Circles’ business, acting as an integral part of a cross-functional team working across insights, sales, distribution and M&A opportunities
  • developing wide expertise as a generalist in-house counsel in a high-growth company (including commercial contracts, data protection, IP, corporate, employment and regulatory) – we don’t expect you to be an expert in all these areas but an ambition to broaden your experience would be valued leading impactful business change programmes, such as innovative implementation of legal tech as Two Circles continues to scale faster and further globally

We grow the value of sports.

Marketing & Advertising
Industry
201-500
Employees
2011
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Two Circles is a data-driven sports agency that helps sports organisations build direct relationships between sports and fans. From six international offices - London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Bern, Melbourne - we grow the value of sports for the world’s leading rights-holders, using data to create strategies, deliver proprietary technology solutions, package and sell sponsorships, and design and market compelling, tailored content.