Commercial Legal Counsel - 12 Month FTC

12132 United Kingdom, London Business Support Not permanent

The role: We are looking for a Commercial Legal Counsel – PokerNews (12 Month FTC) to join our legal team in Leeds or London. 

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Working with the Flutter International legal team, and reporting into the Head of Commercial, this position will provide legal support, and have responsibly, for a wide variety of commercial legal matters primarily relating to the PokerNews brand. PokerNews is the industry leading poker information site and affiliate business, with a focus on live tournament coverage, poker strategy and poker content.

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and your manager to find the best pattern for you both! We will kit you out to work from home but know that working as a team is what makes us great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission-aligned.

Why we need you

Working independently and under the guidance and direction from senior members of the team, you will:

  • Provide first class legal advice to PokerNews on commercial and contractual issues
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts and documents
  • Lead internal processes for international website terms
  • Facilitate through to completion all stages of commercial agreements
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal business personnel
  • Work closely with product and finance teams to provide legal direction and advice, appropriately balancing risk, and reward of projects
  • Being a great teammate with a flexible attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Contribute to the review and improvement of processes and precedents on an ongoing basis
  • Review and update website terms and conditions and liaise with internal stakeholders/departments to facilitate the review and update of other website documents by those departments.
  • Assist with the application of affiliate licenses in territories where licenses are required for the business to operate

Who we’re looking for

In this role, we’re looking for an experienced legal professional. You most likely have the below background or similar:

  • Qualified Lawyer in England and Wales
  • Around 2-4 years’ PQE, with experience gained either (or both) in an online media company or in private practice with solid online media experience
  • Proven commercial drafting, review and negotiation expertise in respect of a wide range commercial and corporate documents
  • Excellent technical legal writing skills and a commercial mindset
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to advise about and lead projects with stakeholders
  • High levels of self-motivation, ability to work autonomously and manage own workload
  • Proactive approach to recognising needs, anticipating issues, and solving problems
  • Ability to balance and prioritise multiple time-sensitive tasks, and manage competing priorities effectively and independently, including driving results and delivering to deadlines and budgets
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team-oriented attitude, and outstanding attention to detail
  • If you have experience in the gaming industry that’s a big plus too.

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive.

Your package will include:

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus
  • Starting from 25 days paid annual leave increasing with service
  • Health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • Personal life insurance and income protection
  • The option to join our company pension scheme
  • External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career
  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • Online Discount Scheme, including discounted shopping and cinema vouchers

What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a zoom or in-person interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a second interview. You will also be asked to complete a written exercise.

About the Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

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