Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial

Legal & Compliance Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Position at LeoVegas Group

ABOUT THE ROLE           
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.  


  • Drafting, reviewing and offering 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;
  • Negotiating legal terms directly with suppliers;
  • Collaborating with professionals across various departments, building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Providing general legal advice and support on a range of issues;
  • Developing internal policies and procedures;
  • Raising the business awareness around key commercial legal risks and mitigations;
  • Monitoring, researching and advising with relevant legal developments, industry regulations, and best practices in various jurisdictions to ensure the company’s legal strategies remain current and effective;
  • Assisting in the resolution of disputes, including contract disputes and potential litigation, collaborating with external legal counsel if required;

Essential skills:

  • 5 years plus PQE as Qualified (UK) Solicitor with experience either in-house or within a private practice law firm.
  • A wealth of experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing complex commercial agreements.
  • Ability to analyse complex topics and provide practical advice and solutions.
  • Sound business acumen and commercial awareness with an ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.
  • Willingness to mentor and develop junior members of the legal team.

Nice to have skills:    

  • 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.
At the core of LeoVegas Group, is Team Leo. Our culture is our foundation and is what enables us to innovate, build, and lead as we trailblaze our way through the igaming industry. We’re a team of over 1400 innovators, initiators, and groundbreakers working in a fast-paced and agile environment across 11 offices world-wide
  • 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
JOIN US!               
In our pride, we like to empower our teammates to find their roar and run with their wildest ideas. We don’t wait around for things to happen, we pounce and make it happen!               
If you think you would be a good fit for the Leo pride - give us a roar!                
**As our company working language is English we’d like to see your CV in English please**