A great opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Lawyer to join a company well-known within the entertainment world.
The Business Affairs team plays a key role in the company's evolving strategy, and your role will be to provide business and legal affairs advice in connection with the company's ongoing development efforts and day-to-day activities. This is an extremely broad role, providing the opportunity to work cross-functionally with the Content, Commercial, Finance, Business Development and Operations teams - and requires someone able to spot issues whilst supervising a high volume of deals from inception through to execution.
You'll be working in an inspiring environment, where you'll be challenged to think about issues such as how best to navigate the intellectual property landscape, monetise content, and balance risk to create successful long-term partnerships. Specific responsibilities will include reviewing, drafting and negotiating a range of agreements including those relating to music publishing, content licenses, distribution, original programming and production, live events, ad sales, software and technology etc.; understanding the relevant regulatory frameworks in the which the company operates; assisting in the enforcement and protection of IP rights and management of litigation; and amongst others, developing and maintaining standard form agreements.
The company is headquartered in NY where most of the legal team sit, and as such you'll be the sole legal representative of the company in London - so the role requires someone who's a self-starter who's not afraid of autonomy! You will, though, have regular contact with the legal team in NY (without being expected to work into the evening!), spend up to a week every quarter in NY, and continue to enjoy the support of external counsel in London.
To be considered, you should be a qualified lawyer with c.0-3yrs PQE*, with demonstrable commercial drafting experience, ideally within the context of IP, Media, Technology and/or Entertainment. Ideally, you'll have experience of music law in the digital space, but this is not a prerequisite.
*NB: PQE levels are offered as a guide only. Our clients will accept applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.
Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds
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