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Company Secretary – Cloud/Telco multinational – London or Remote

EMEA legal | Full Time - Remote Working
London, UK
An experienced Company Secretary is required to join a dynamic and market-leading technology provider of niche cloud/telecoms systems. This role will be mainly remote based with offices across the globe where you must demonstrate initiative to work autonomously with close attention to detail.This opportunity offers considerable autonomy and responsibility to ensure corporate requirements in all jurisdictions are maintained, and notifications and returns are filed correctly and meet deadlines. You will report to the Head of Legal who is a highly respected International Lawyer with an excellent reputation in the legal telco and cloud community. This position is ideal for a Company Secretary who is pragmatic with the ability to cope with last-minute commercial issues and has a natural ability to proactively own and manage the company secretarial function.While the senior management team is UK based, you will have regular interaction with the EMEA and APAC offices as their customers comprise of the world’s largest global telecommunications and content providers along with a broad range of global tech corporations and household names. You will focus on preparing board and shareholder minutes and resolutions whilst managing and maintaining all corporate registrations, including trade registers. As CoSec you will assist the Head of Legal on all statutory registers, completing and filing confirmation statements, notifications of appointment and removal of officers, and annual returns. You will oversee the process for the preparation, review and finalisation of board papers. Regular liaison with notaries to assist with witnessing and signature of documents. Coordinate and manage board and management meetings with the requirement of acting as the directorship of a small number of subsidiary companies.As well as company secretarial activities, this role will offer an array of interesting work ranging from maintenance of telco licences in various jurisdictions, as well as other regulatory registrations (e.g. AML and ICO).Candidates must have a minimum of 5yrs Company Secretary experience and be ideally ICSA qualified or Part ICSA qualified with legal experience gained as a solicitor or paralegal. Applications with evidence of Telecoms experience, engineering or manufacturing-related industry would be advantageous. It would really benefit the legal team if the candidate was bilingual (ideally French and/or German) however, native/excellent written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of corporate obligations in the UK, Bermuda, Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia, or the ability and willingness to learn and research accordingly would be really advantageous.As this position is an urgent requirement, it would be great if candidates are available for an immediate start with a reduced notice period. For further details, please contact Liam Taaffe via liam@emea.legal

Legal Counsel – ATP MEDIA

ATP MEDIA - EMEA Legal | Full Time
London, UK
 EMEA LegalEMEA Legal is delighted to be exclusively retained for this exciting Legal Counsel opportunity with ATP Media.ATP Media is the global broadcast arm of the ATP Tour and provides the centralised exploitation of worldwide media rights across the ATP Tour. With unrivalled access and expertise in the broadcast production of men’s professional tennis, the company delivers an end to end solution for global broadcasters incorporating host production and global delivery for the Nitto ATP Finals, Next Gen ATP Finals and ATP Masters 1000s plus world feed production and global delivery for the ATP Cup, ATP 500s and ATP 250s. ATP Media also operates Tennis TV, an award-winning direct-to-consumer digital subscription streaming service featuring the ATP Tour. Most recently, ATP Media and the ATP have agreed a ground-breaking new joint-venture – Tennis Data Innovations – for the centralized management and exploitation of official data across the ATP Tour, for which ATP Media provides the day to day legal support and advice.The role will report directly to the General Counsel and will involve working closely with both the General Counsel and Senior Lawyer at ATP Media. The legal team at ATP Media is considered an integral part of the business due to the ever-changing nature of the sports and media legal and regulatory landscape and the ever more complex matrix of media and data rights that the company represents. The lawyer will be supported by Senior Management which recognizes the value the legal department brings to the company and have an opportunity to work with all departments within the company to ensure the business is adequately represented and protected.Role Purpose: to provide legal support to the General Counsel and Senior Lawyer advising across all aspects of the ATP Media business and certain aspects of ATP Media’s affiliate data business. Responsibilities will include:
  • Drafting, reviewing and leading or assisting negotiations on:
    • media rights agreements with global broadcast partners operating on a variety of platforms;
    • data rights agreements for ATP Media and its affiliate data business with global betting companies and other entities looking to acquire official data;
    • technical, facilities and service contracts relating to production and delivery of content for ATP Media and its affiliate data business;
    • all contracts related to Tennis TV including licensing agreements, social media influencer agreements and platform hosting agreements; and
    • general agreements for the business including NDAs, framework agreements, simple licenses;
  • Assisting the General Counsel and Senior Lawyer with managing the company’s regulatory obligations including:
    • advising on GDPR requirements for the business and specific data protection drafting for use in the suite of contracts that the company enters into;
    • IR35 obligations the company may have noting its use of freelancers;
    • General corporate governance to ensure ATP Media maintains a best in breed corporate governance structure that is robust yet efficient; and
    • advising on media, data, betting and commercial regulatory changes that may affect the business;
  • Assisting the General Counsel and Senior Lawyer in managing and running commercial tender processes whether for rights sales or supplier services, notably by drafting RFPs;
  • Advising a variety of stakeholders, internal and external, and working with all areas of the business; and
  • Ensuring the team completes its annual training and professional development objectives.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Between 1 – 3 years PQE.
  • Previous in-house experience (via permanent role or secondment) not essential but may be beneficial.
  • Preferably City trained.
  • Be confident and a self-starter able to use initiative.
  • Have excellent drafting and negotiating skills whilst being highly commercially aware.
  • Have a broad range of experience across both commercial and regulatory sectors.
  • Experience working on the exploitation of sports media/data rights preferable but not essential.
  • Ability to articulate complex legal matters to various stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Be personable and easy-going yet hard-working and driven to progress within the Company.
Please send your Application in the form of a CV and covering letter stating why this role is of particular interest to you and what you feel you could bring to ATP Media to Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal to: liam@emea.legal or for a confidential conversation, please call Liam on 0207 183 9122EMEA Legal is exclusively retained on this role. All applications from third-party or direct candidates will be forwarded to EMEA Legal for their consideration.ATP Media is an equal opportunities employer. Evidence of current eligibility of entitlement to work in the UK will be required.

Legal Counsel – Sports Broadcaster- Greater West London

EMEA legal | Full Time
London, UK
My client is a leading Sports Broadcaster with unrivalled access and expertise in the broadcast production and a ground-breaking direct-to-consumer digital subscription streaming service for World Tours. The company delivers an end to end solution for global broadcasters incorporating host production and global delivery for world finals in multiple countries.Drafting, reviewing and leading or assisting negotiations on:
    • media rights agreements;
    • technical, facilities and service contracts relating to production and delivery of content;
    • general supplier agreements for the business.
  • Assisting the General Counsel with managing the company’s regulatory obligations;
  • Advising on media and commercial regulatory changes that may affect the business (notably Covid19, EU Regulations/Directives and the impact of Brexit);
  • Assisting the General Counsel in managing and running commercial tender processes; and
  • Advising a variety of stakeholders, internal and external, and working with all areas of the business.
 Desired Skills and Experience
  • Between 1 – 4 years PQE.
  • Previous in-house experience (via permanent role or secondment) preferred.
  • Preferably City trained and currently practicing at a Sports Law Firm.
  • Be confident and a self-starter able to use initiative.
  • Have excellent drafting and negotiating skills whilst being highly commercially aware.
  • Have a broad range of experience across both commercial and regulatory sectors.
  • Experience working on the exploitation of sports media rights and content.
  • Ability to articulate complex legal matters to various stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Be personable and easy-going yet hard-working and driven to progress within the Company.
 For more details please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA.LEGAL - liam@emea.legal

In-house Underwriting Counsel – Global Reinsurer – London (1-2yrs PQE)

EMEA legal | Full Time
London, UK
A leading and dynamic Reinsurance business headquartered in Bermuda, trading for over 25yrs with an enduring reputation, seeks a talented junior lawyer to assist the Underwriting Counsel. You will provide responsive and commercially focussed legal support to the London based underwriting operations.This role will focus on risk assessments for the underwriters, policy documentation, affinity agreements, liaising with key broker clients and agents alike. You will cover a broad range of corporate and general commercial work as required. You will be required to provide pragmatic legal advice and be confident in offering commercial value to deals as well as preventing any possible risks. In addition, you will review assumed risk insurance and reinsurance contracts and associated documentation including NDAs.Candidates will ideally be 1-2yrs PQE with training from an Insurance Team of a leading city Law Firm or currently working in-house for a large insurance and/or reinsurance business. Must be pragmatically minded with an appetite to work in a commercial/business environment. Candidates with corporate, commercial and broad financial services background would be advantageous. Newly Qualified Lawyers current or previous in-house or a secondment in-house experience will be considered. This opportunity is an excellent career move for a lawyer who feels outnumbered in a large legal team who is looking to progress their careers within a dynamic, and innovative organisation. Whilst working for a team of excellent lawyers.For a confidential conversation, please contact Liam Taaffe on liam@emea.legal 

In-House Lawyer – Construction & Real Estate Litigation – London (2-4yrs)

EMEA legal | Full Time
London, UK
My client is a specialist residential property portfolio asset manager comprising c. 200,000 leasehold properties across the UK. This newly created opportunity will join an experienced team of In-House Lawyers who provide legal and compliance support across for the entire business operation. The majority of this portfolio consists of multi-occupancy blocks of apartments where expert conveyancing and transactional advice with litigation/dispute management experience is required.The Role This newly created opportunity will focus on construction and real estate matters where you will join a legal team which focuses on building safety and compliance, including contentious and non-contentious issues. This will include working on high-value Government-funded remediation projects for cladding or aka combustible façade materials on high-rise buildings.The CandidateMust be a UK qualified (England & Wales) Solicitor with a minimum of 3yrs PQE gained in handling construction matters (contentious and non-contentious) and advising on construction documents and contracts. Ideally, you will have experience gained from a reputable residential property law firm with a focus on residential property litigation and knowledge of Landlord & Tenant legislation, and legal issues relevant to ground rent and residential long leasehold interests. Great flexible working conditions are on offer for the right candidate.Please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal for further details at liam@emea.legal or +44 207 183 9122.  

Latam Legal Counsel – Dublin (Fintech)

EMEA legal | Full Time
Dublin, Ireland
A leading Fintech business requires an experienced Latam Lawyer to work within the EMEA legal team in Dublin where you will report to the General Counsel. You will act as the primary lawyer for the Latam/South American business and will have regular interaction on global legal projects. The ideal candidate will have 5yrs+ PQE (Ideally Brazilian qualified) and must be fluent in native Portuguese whilst Spanish would be advantageous.The RoleYou will provide strategic legal advice to the EMEA General Counsel (based in Dublin) and assist in establishing an effective Board structure and company secretary function in Brazil including the LATAM region. The successful candidate will be required to establish controls for corporate compliance obligations and to prepare statutory filings whilst dealing with queries from all parts of the business including corporate development, finance, tax, compliance as well as external queries from auditors, potential investors, etc. There is a considerable level of Company Secretary work required as part of this role where you will manage the administration of all Board meetings including the board pack, agenda and maintain the minute book along with statutory registers and records. In addition, you will assist with establishing new group entity formations and incorporations.The CandidateThe ideal candidate will be already based in Dublin working for a Latam / South American Desk and be Brazilian Qualified. Alternatively, EU qualified lawyers (ideally Portuguese Qualified) with thorough evidence of Latam Legal experience gained from a leading international Law Firm or tech corporation would suffice. Candidates must have a good understanding of new technologies and their relationship with legal clauses and regulations in Latam, whilst be capable of handling complex legal issues. Applications from candidates with additional EU languages i.e. Spanish and/or French is advantageous. Lawyers with team management experience on an international level are required as you’ll work as part of a culturally diverse team of super talented legal professionals.*Candidates MUST be eligible to work in the EU - NO VISA Sponsorship is being offered*For a confidential conversation, please contact Liam Taaffe at EMEA Legal on +353 (0) 1 290 90 60 or email liam@emea.legal