Legal Counsel

Betting Appointments
United Kingdom
£45k - £50k pa
26 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Counsel Location: Malta Salary: 45-50K Reporting to the General Counsel who is located in Gibraltar: Company: My client are a leading provider of online betting games. They continue to go from strength to strength and operate on a Global scale The role: * Advising local management team on legal risk and strategy in relation to various business activities including commercial contracts, customer disputes and regulatory matters. * Advising local management team on compliance with laws and regulations in relation to Maltese legal requirements. * Drafting, negotiating and managing the core business agreements. This requires a combination of commercial and legal understanding so as to help the company's sales team to license games to new and existing customers within sometimes demanding timescales. * Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on key intellectual property licensing deals to procure compelling games content, patents, trademarks and designs for inclusion in the games portfolio. * Drafting, reviewing and negotiating supplier contracts for various group subsidiaries in a variety of locations. * Providing legal and regulatory support to ensure that the company and its operations comply with the rules and regulations of the jurisdictions where it holds remote gaming licenses (including Gibraltar, Alderney, Spain, UK, Belgium, New Jersey, Romania), supported by the company's Compliance Officers. * Advising on the legal and regulatory risk involved in offering of gaming content to a variety of markets including emerging markets where gaming legislation may not yet have fully matured. * Maintaining records of group insurance policies, negotiating and reviewing renewal cover, completing and co-ordinating renewal proposal applications and overseeing relationships with group insurance brokers. Area of Responsibility: * Negotiating standard software licensing agreement with prospective clients and preparing variations to new agreements for renewals or addition of complementary product lines. * Preparing and improving internal template agreements to streamline process for concluding standard contracts within efficient timeframes. * Educating internal stakeholders including Account Mangers and Sales team in the key legal and commercial concerns to negotiate and address when negotiating with and contracting with external parties. * Advising on terms of a contract in the event of contractual disputes with customers and/or suppliers. * Advising on and managing consumer complaint escalations and potential litigation. * Reviewing various types of contracts and advising on potential solutions for managing commercial risk, regulatory compliance, exposure to warranties and indemnities, litigation etc. * Providing support to Finance team on intercompany agreements and corporate governance related tasks, such as for example preparations for board meetings and other statutory governance of the Malta group entities as well as other sister companies in relevant jurisdictions. Experience and knowledge: 4 to 8 years of post-qualified legal experience, preferably with experience of working in an in-house legal environment Must hold legal qualification and have practiced English Law, Maltese law or law of another Common Law jurisdiction Specific Skills: Excellent understanding of English language commercial contracts and software licensing Gaming Law experience preferred but we would also consider applicants from other fast paced tech company backgrounds. For more information please email We regret that due to current volumes, we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. If you are contacted, please note that, as part of the registration process, you will be required to provide us with proof of identity and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Betting Appointments, part of the St George's Recruitment Group, is acting as an employment agency in regard to this vacancy. We specialise in finding great jobs for great people; our consultants handle a wide range of roles within the betting and gaming industry. If you're looking for a fresh approach to betting and gaming recruitment, please contact us now.
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