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Lead Counsel – Digital Media Leader – Berlin

Berlin, Germany | Full Time

Reference: EL0060

PQE: 3yrs+

Consultant: Liam Taaffe

A super exciting opportunity with a world-leading Digital Media business that specialises in Audio requires a Senior Legal Counsel to act as a country lawyer for Germany to support content development, production and distribution deals across Germany and the mainland EU. This role will expose you to an array of technical and complex commercial legal matters where you’ll be required to advise on IP and digital media.

You will lead in drafting and negotiating a variety of digital media legal agreements with publishers, production studios and celebrity talent who all provide amazing content for this iconic digital business. You will advise the business on IP/trademarks/copyrights including production clearances and deliver pragmatic advice in ambiguous situations which might impact the business. You will develop a legal team and structure for Germany where training non-legal professionals and instruct and manage external counsel when required.

Must be a German-qualified lawyer with good academics in both German Bar Exams and be bilingual in written and spoken German and English. Must have a minimum of 3 years PQE specifically gained in commercial media/entertainment law gained from a leading Media/IP law firm in Germany. Ideally, candidates will be currently working in-house legal or completed an in-house secondment with a digital media business.

Please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal for further details at liam@emea.legal or 0207 183 9122.