London
Full-time, Permanent

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Senior Legal Counsel

As Senior Legal Counsel at Fnatic, you will be a key point of contact for the business and lead on day-to-day activity for our Legal team. In doing so, you will bring to life Fnatic’s performance brand and ‘digital first’ philosophy as it applies to the delivery of world-class legal services, for a business operating at the cutting edge of sports, entertainment and technology. You will work on a wide variety of commercial and risk management matters, including sponsorship, regulatory (particularly consumer and data protection), intellectual property, employment, procurement and professional gaming contracts (for players and coaches), investor relations and corporate governance - with assistance from outside counsel, where necessary. You'll report to our General Counsel and will assist in supporting two Trainee Counsels in the team.

Your mission is to:

  • Support the General Counsel in managing legal and regulatory matters across the Fnatic group of companies
  • Draft, review and negotiate legal documentation and contracts in the various areas of our business, such as professional gaming, sponsorship, procurement and marketing
  • Identify and report on areas of risk, and take appropriate action to proactively mitigate risk in collaboration with accountable team members and senior stakeholders, including establishment and management of internal processes to support business governance and compliance
  • Partner with business stakeholders (including developers, tournament organisers, governments and other regulatory bodies) to understand needs and objectives
  • Constructively support the right mind-set and educate stakeholders on the relevance of legal matters
  • Assist with investor relations projects, such as negotiation of investment documentation, management of cap table (via Capdesk) and employee option schemes
  • Support the General Counsel to manage team members in accordance with our internal development frameworks, and build in-house counsel expertise which maps against Fnatic's strategic plans
  • Support external Company Secretary with corporate governance duties and Companies House administration
  • Support with management of intellectual property assets, in connection with external advisors
  • Assist in the management of litigation matters when they arise
  • Advise on corporate communications, reputation management and confidentiality matters
  • Lead on ad-hoc Legal projects as defined by your manager

We're looking for:

  • Ideally c.7 years' PQE (but we will consider all applicants with relevant expertise)
  • Previous in-house experience in sports, entertainment or technology. It is not essential that you are a gamer or that you have an in-depth knowledge of esports
  • A willingness to learn
  • Someone with a passion for levelling themselves up as well as the people around them
  • A track record of sustained delivery in a fast-paced working environment
  • An innovative approach to problem-solving and a delivery mindset
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of progressive in-house teams

Company benefits

Private medical insurance (Vitality)
Cycle to Work Scheme
Eyecare vouchers
Self-development book requests for the Fnatic Library
30% Fnatic shop discount
Regular lunch clubs and other social activities
Hybrid onsite/distributed working policy
Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured)