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Senior Legal Counsel, eSports & Digital, FIFA

Full time | permanent | Miami based | reports to Head of Digital and Technology Legal

Main activities and responsibilities

  • Acting as first point of contact for all legal matters relating to FIFA’s e-sports and gaming operations; including drafting, advising on and negotiating FIFA’s e sports partnership arrangements and the contractual/regulatory framework for FIFA’s e-sports events/tournaments;
  • Supporting FIFA’s consumer facing digital products and offerings with legal advice and assisting in the drafting of agreements;
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance of FIFA’s digital and eSports offerings;
  • Legal support to FIFA’s OTT platform FIFA+
  • Acting as first point of contact for legal matters relating to FIFA’s fan data and business intelligence activities; and
  • Legal support related to Web3 activities, social media, content and related matters.

Competencies and personality

  • First class written and spoken English language skills, consistent with drafting and negotiating complex, high value and nuanced English language agreements.
  • Ability to provide and communicate effectively practical and solutions-based legal advice
  • Excellent understanding of the digital and technology industry landscapes
  • Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Structured, reliable, well-organised with a strong eye for detail
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performing team, fostering collaboration, driving results, and ensuring the successful achievement of organizational goals.
  • Proactive, with a strong sense of personal responsibility with an ability to work autonomously on a wide variety of projects
  • Resilient with an ability to competently handle a large workload amid rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Open-minded team player with an affinity for working within a variety of cultures and excellent communication skills
  • High degree of professionalism and confident demeanour
  • Ability to be a good ambassador for FIFA in all manner of external facing situations, including during contractual negotiations, external workshops and during FIFA competition-related assignments
  • Ability to create, develop and maintain strong and reliable relationships with FIFA senior management as well as external legal and commercial counterparts
  • Willingness to operate outside of comfort zone
  • Takes initiative to reflect on how to improve and develop working styles and methods to assist the organisation and internal clients

Education & Qualifications

  • Fully qualified to practise law (registered on the roll / admitted to the bar of the relevant jurisdiction) having completed academic and practical training;
  • 5-9 years of legal practice PQE;
  • Substantial professional experience of working with and drafting legal documents in English; and
  • Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills.

Work Experience

  • Enhanced expertise: 5 years expertise “on the job” in the sports, gaming/e-sports, digital products, data and/or business intelligence industries in an in-house legal department or a reputable law firm focusing on sports, gaming/e-sports, digital products, data and/or business intelligence matters;
  • Excellent understanding of the sports marketing, gaming/e-sports, digital products, data and business intelligence industry landscapes.
Languages
  • Native level English (or equivalent), consistent with requirement to draft and negotiate complex and nuanced English language agreements and advice.
  • Proficiency in any other FIFA language (French/Spanish) is an asset but not necessary

Technology

  • Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel

Varia

  • Willingness to travel

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