Senior Legal Counsel

Legal & Compliance Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Position at LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group

LeoVegas is where the lions play...and work! A fun, agile and fast paced environment connecting 1000+ employees with over 60,000 worldwide employees of MGM Resorts International, as our two leading forces come together. We're culture focused, so if you're an innovator, initiator and a team player, give us a roar and join the LeoVegas pride - WINNER of the iGaming Idol 2022 - Employer of the year award!

Let's create the world's greatest iGaming experience!

LeoVegas’ scale-up culture sets a tone of courage and capacity to act. Employees are encouraged to not only say what they think, but also to do the job that is needed - “to make it happen”. 

LeoVegas does not believe in hierarchical structures, but instead that every individual employee plays an important role in the company. We trust that you thrive in these environments.

Due to our continued growth, we're now looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our high performing team.

We are looking for a talented, business-minded Senior Legal Counsel with strong leadership skills to join our dynamic in-house commercial legal team. Reporting to the Head of Legal, you will be part of an international team of lawyers, working on projects related to our rapidly expanding business including online gaming brands and related businesses that LeoVegas Group (the “Group”) operates in multiple jurisdictions as part of MGM Resorts International..

As our Senior Legal Counsel, you will… 

  • Draft, review and offer guidance on a variety of contracts including marketing and sponsorship agreements (previous examples include football and celebrity sponsorships), non-disclosure, affiliate and consultancy agreements, and any other legal documentation as required;
  • Negotiate legal terms directly with suppliers;
  • Collaborate with professionals across various departments, building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Provide general legal advice and support on a range of issues;
  • Extend support to the HR team on human resource related matters;
  • Develop internal policies and procedures;
  • Raise the business awareness around key commercial legal risks and mitigations;
  • Support innovation and use of technology to simplify and improve the delivery of legal services;
  • Monitor, research and advise with relevant legal developments, industry regulations, and best practices in various jurisdictions to ensure the company’s legal strategies remain current and effective;
  • Assist in the resolution of disputes, including contract disputes and potential litigation, collaborating with external legal counsel if required;
  • Ensure appropriate processes and procedures are in place in respect of assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Deal with any post-contractual legal issues that may arise; and
  • Ensure timely progression of ongoing commercial contracts and legal requests.

Your areas of knowledge and experience:

  • Qualified solicitor NQ-4 years PQE with experience either in-house or within a private practice law firm.
  • Demonstrable experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing various types of agreements.
  • A proactive, self-starter able to work independently but also thrive on working as part of a wider team, in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong communication skills and sound judgement.
  • Proactive approach in identifying legal risks and proposing practical preventive strategies.
  • Team player with the ability to work and build strong relationships with colleagues in a multicultural and multinational environment.
  • Ability to think "outside the box" to come up with practical commercial solutions to problems.
  • Self-driven and able to take ownership of all tasks and projects and drive them through to completion, while managing competing priorities.
  • Uphold a high standard of work ethic, always ensuring to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Experience in the gaming, marketing or technology sectors would be an asset but not required.Willingness to learn and curiosity about new areas are sufficient!

Our Culture:

At LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group we firmly believe that our diversity is what makes us unique and that everyone and anyone is welcome to enjoy the ride - regardless of age, gender, disability, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, language, marital or civil partnership status, political beliefs and sexual  orientation.

We are highly committed to uphold a high level of diversity and inclusion throughout our entire group. Being a global company with a widely diverse customer base makes it essential for our workforce to be a reflection of this.

By doing so, we believe we will achieve the best possible customer experience and create better value to our shareholders by doing so.

Hybrid Working:

At LeoVegas we have introduced a hybrid working environment that enables our employees to come together and collaborate in person, whilst offering ongoing flexibility to work from home. 


  • A culture and working environment that will allow you reach your full potential;
  • Hybrid working policy plus the opportunity to ‘Work From any eligible country” for 4 weeks in each year;
  • 28 days holiday a year, plus (8) public and bank holidays in England;
  • Matched pension contributions up to 6% employee, 6% employer;
  • BUPA private healthcare insurance with pre-existing medical conditions included and a cash-back plan towards the cost of routine dental and other treatments;
  • A mobile phone of your choice, which can be used for both business and personal use;
  • An unrivalled Family Leave Policy;
  • Discounts if you visit MGM Resorts iconic destinations in Las Vegas, and other locations around the globe;
  • Health and wellbeing activities such as fitness classes at lunchtime twice a week;
  • An unrivalled office environment with free parking and an abundance of drinks and snacks including breakfast each Monday and lunch each Friday (we’re feeders, sorry diets!);
  • Regular team and office socials during the day and after work;
  • Access to further training and development opportunities, including professional coaching;
  • Employee referral programme - earn between £750 - £1500 when you refer a friend to come and work for us!
  • Access our Cycle to work scheme.