Legal Counsel

Legal & Compliance Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Description

Position at LeoVegas UK

We are seeking a Legal Counsel to join our Legal Team in Newcastle on a temporary basis for up to 12 months, with the possibility of the role becoming permanent. You will report to a UK-based lawyer but also be part of an international team of lawyers who are based in Malta and Sweden and you will be required to work on projects related to all LeoVegas Group entities. 

Duties and responsibilities would include (but not be limited to): 

  • Drafting & reviewing a variety of agreements (such as software licences, gaming licence providers, payment processing contracts, non-disclosure agreements) and any other legal documentation as necessary as well as the handling of negotiations pertaining thereto;
  • Assisting on corporate matters such as mergers, share transfers, company incorporations, as well as drafting/preparation of corporate documentation such as M&As, resolutions, companies house forms, minutes of board meetings etc. and ensuring group entities meet various company law requirements;
  • Advising the business on various employment law related matters;
  • Handling, managing or assisting with intellectual property related tasks (such as registration of new IP such as trademarks, enforcement of the company’s intellectual property rights and licensing);
  • Monitoring, conducting research and advising on legal and regulatory developments in relevant legal fields in various jurisdictions;
  • Assisting Senior Counsel with and advising the business on disputes and litigation in which the company is involved, instructing and liaising with external lawyers where necessary;
  • Ensuring appropriate processes and procedures are in place in respect of assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Advising the business on various legal matters as necessary such as general contract law, topical legal issues and handling legal aspects of multiple projects undertaken by the business.
  • Dealing with any post-contractual legal issues that may arise; and
  • Involvement and timely progression of ongoing commercial contracts and negotiations. 

Qualifications

  • Qualified solicitor  with demonstrable experience either in-house or within a private practice law firm.
  • Self-driven and able to take ownership of all tasks and projects and drive them through to completion, prioritising workload accordingly. 
  • Uphold a high standard of work ethic, always ensuring to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • A team player who enjoys a multicultural and multinational environment.
  • Experience gained in the gaming industry / technology sector would be an additional benefit.

Additional information

We operate a hybrid model with ongoing flexibility to work from home.

Benefits

  • 28 days holiday a year, plus (8) public and bank holidays in England
  • Pension contributions up to 6% employee, 6% employer
  • Access to development opportunities in a unique working environment, including professional coaching with Authentic and an Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and wellbeing activities such as weekly yoga classes onsite
  • An abundance of drinks and snacks (we’re feeders, sorry diets!)

There’s more! Upon successful completion of your probationary period:

  • Bupa Private Health Insurance
  • A mobile phone of your choice, which can be used for both business and personal use
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • £250 a year Health and Wellbeing allowance

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.