Interim Legal Counsel - Media

  • Location

    Isleworth, London

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Contact:

    Priya Shah

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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I'm working with a leading media and entertainment company in their recruitment for a lawyer to join their high performing legal team on a 12 month contract, covering maternity leave.

Essential functions (responsibilities)

This is a role in their legal team providing advice and support to various parts of our business. Key role responsibilities include the following.

  • Day to day negotiation and drafting of channel carriage agreements, amendments and related channels contracting work;
  • Negotiation and drafting of advertising, sponsorship and client partnership agreements as required;
  • Negotiation and drafting of technology agreements and advising on consumer law matters as required;
  • Legal research and general legal and business affairs advice on range of matters relating to channel distribution in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia;
  • Providing day-to-day interface with commercial teams as required to ensure clear communication and proactive management of open matters;
  • Advising finance, billing and technical teams on contractual rights and obligations;
  • Working as directed or supervised by, and attending regular catch-up meetings with, the Director and keeping him/her fully apprised of current work, updates and priorities;
  • Management of legal intern, depending on experience;
  • Identifying and responding promptly to allocated clients' legal and business affairs needs; and
  • Other tasks as may be requested.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Post-qualification experience in drafting and negotiating commercial/IP contracts essential, ideally in a media context
  • Experience in drafting and negotiation of channel carriage, distribution and/or ad sales contracts highly advantageous but not essential
  • Ability to cope with high volume workload under time pressure, to work independently where required and to a high professional standard
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills; accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Flexibility and good interpersonal skills, with proactive can-do approach and ability to work as part of a team across business areas

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