Senior Commercial Legal Counsel - Associate Director

Business Support
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London, United Kingdom
The role: Senior Commercial Legal Counsel (Associate Director)

We are looking for a Senior Commercial Legal Counsel (Associate Director) to join our busy and dynamic team based in our London Office.

Why we need you: -

This is a great time to join us - already the undisputed global number one in online poker, having dealt over 1.5 billion hands, and with fast growing casino and sportsbook products, in part, driven by recent acquisitions of Sky Betting and Gaming in the UK and BetEasy, in Australia, we have ambitious plans for further growth.

Reporting directly to, and working with, the Director of Legal Affairs, you will oversee a diverse commercial legal team and process, within the UK and other jurisdictions, and manage a wide range of commercial and corporate transactions, within the UK and globally.

You’ll be working directly with the Group’s internal business personnel and external counsel (where appropriate) to manage and develop the UK and wider commercial team, manage and support on a wide range of commercial and corporate agreements including, but not limited to, media, marketing, IT, IP, sponsorship, endorsement, live event, group company, joint venture and corporate/M&A agreements. The position sits within a growing legal team that will provide excellent opportunities for career progression as the business and team grows.

Working with the Director of Legal Affairs you’ll be tasked with:

• Providing a first-class legal advice to all Group departments requiring legal advice on commercial and corporate issues/transactions
• overseeing and managing a diverse team of lawyers and paralegals
• reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial and corporate contracts/transactions
• developing the group commercial process, including, in connection with the Group procurement function identifying and implementing new technologies and processes.
• assisting in integrating legal teams across multiple acquired businesses
• Independently managing and running complex commercial transactions
• Developing and maintaining relationships with third party law firms and internal business personnel
• Working closely with marketing and finance teams to provide legal direction and advice
• Contributing to review and improvement of processes on ongoing basis

Who are we looking for:

You’ll be a qualified lawyer with a minimum of 8 years PQE in private practice within the commercial or corporate department at a nationally recognised law firm or in-house at company which is has a significant e-commerce or digital/online presence. You’ll be able to show proven experience in managing and negotiating of a wide range of complex commercial and corporate transactions as well as excellent professional written skills with first class attention to detail. We’re looking for someone who has excellent organizational skills, ability to lead complicated projects with senior level stakeholders and someone who has high levels of self-motivation, with an ability to work autonomously and manage your own work load.
Ideally, you’ll have experience with internet betting/gaming, whether in-house or in private practice. In addition, it could be beneficial to have experience in law in multiple jurisdiction, including cross-border and international transactions.

What’s in in for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we can provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to London.
We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you can join our company pension scheme. You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.
Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.
We offer many more great perks such as an annual travel loan, free drinks, snacks, hot beverages and fresh fruit every day.
Our social team organise great events; including our sensational Summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview. 

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s London service office in the legal department.