A global leader in the music industry is currently searching for a Commercial & Corporate Lawyer to join their international legal team which provides support across a wide range of sectors and services.
Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: liaising with local external counsel in commercial and corporate matters ensuring compliance with local customs, laws and corporate governance requirements; negotiating and drafting supplier agreements both domestically in support of HR, Facilities and other departments as well as assisting international affiliates with their own supplier agreements; drafting intragroup agreements to accommodate the bespoke needs of new and existing affiliates, including distribution agreements, marketing & promotion agreements and sub-publishing agreements; negotiating and drafting licence agreements; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts such as NDAs, supplier agreements for goods and services (including SaaS and software development agreements), agency agreements and consultancy agreements; providing support to affiliates in the emerging market territories by assisting local MDs in the negotiation and drafting of artist recording agreements, licence agreements, producer/mixer/remixer agreements, brand partnership agreements; and liaising with the corporate M&A team to assist in the due diligence process.
Much more information will be made available upon request by suitable candidates.
The successful candidate will have c.2-4yrs PQE* with experience in the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts, and ideally the licensing of intellectual property. You should have experience in, or at least a solid understanding of, corporate structures and M&A activity; and it would be ideal if you have an understanding of Emerging Market territories with respect to cultural, political and customary business practices
*NB: PQE levels are offered as a guide only. Our client will accept applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.
Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.