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Legal Counsel

Posted 24 April by Crunchposter Limited Easy Apply Ended

Legal Counsel
Competitive Salary

Our client protect creativity and innovation in the film, TV and music industries. Founded in 2010, they’ve quickly emerged as a global leader in content protection and technological rights management, with their unique approach allowing us to work with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Their clients rely on them to be experts and leaders when it comes to new web technologies and emerging threats to their intellectual property, and their sophisticated systems require talented lateral thinkers (and caffeine).

What we’re looking for
A unique opportunity has opened for a strategic thinking, highly motivated lawyer looking to establish yourself within a fast paced, rapidly growing technology business. This is an unusual role that would see you working as sole counsel with a fantastically creative team, helping to protect their clients’ film and TV assets from piracy.

They are looking for a highly commercial lawyer to join Entura International for a very ‘hands on’ role as sole Legal Counsel, reporting to the CEO.  You will be comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced environment where you need to take ownership of projects and run with them.

Key projects include:

  • Working with our enforcement team to protect our film and TV clients’ IP against piracy (knowledge of copyright, safe harbour principles and notice and take down procedures preferred)
  • Reviewing, negotiating, drafting and advising on a wide variety of commercial contracts/documents - services agreements, IT agreements, IP enforcement notices and other documents for day-to-day business transactions
  • Continuing the process of getting us GDPR ready and keeping us that way (data is a big part of our business)
  • Managing and protecting Entura’s IP including trade marks
  • Potential for more corporate work including possible fund raising

The Role
This role requires a confident generalist with knowledge of both IP and commercial law who is used to working in a fast paced ever changing environment 

The role will be very varied, but the key tasks will be:

  • Delivery of all business affairs and legal work
  • Involvement in a wide variety of projects and commercial work, including negotiations with our clients (some of the biggest names in entertainment)
  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to senior management
  • Working with every team across the business providing effective, reliable, jargon-free advice
  • Managing regulatory affairs, corporate governance, compliance and risk management matters
  • Pro-actively developing internal processes alongside other key stakeholders
  • Supporting strategic and business priorities
  • Creating, developing and maintaining legal precedents, policies and procedures
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory and other legal developments that will impact the business

The ideal candidate:

  • A UK (or similar) qualified solicitor with strong academics, at least 5 years PQE (with at least 3 in private practice)
  • Qualified with a leading private practice firm and spent time in-house within a reputable organisation working with big name brands. Time spent at another start-up would be highly beneficial
  •  Experience of advising on commercial, intellectual property, IT and data protection legal matters
  • A strong grounding in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts is essential
  • Some fundraising experience in series A/B investments would be desirable but not essential
  • Start-up DNA: be resilient, gets things done, 80/20, are comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to change, used to working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment and know when to fight for the right thing and when to say no
  • Advise in a commercially pragmatic manner, using legal processes to create meaningful commercial outcomes
  • Be analytical, a problem solver and have an ability to implement effective and creative solutions in a legally compliant manner
  • A strong leader and have the confidence to challenge decisions
  • Have the ability to work with employees at all levels of the organisation in an open and highly collaborative environment
  • Have a genuine interest in risk management and/or compliance and appreciate the balance between risk and revenue generation
  • Be driven and able to apply existing knowledge and approach across a very wide range of legal (and quasi-legal!) areas
  • Have a passion for technology and software
  • Well–organised, with the ability to set up and manage administrative systems
  • Highly motivated and cool under pressure whilst maintain a sense of humour
  • Comfortable and adept at working in a client-facing role
  • Ability to provide sound legal advice on an independent and unsupervised basis
  • Evidence good business judgement in time sensitive situations

What we offer

  • A unique opportunity to work for a market leader
  • A fast paced yet relaxed, casual, fun working environment to work in
  • A chance to make a difference and develop your role as the business grows
  • Salary package based on experience and fit

If you feel you are suitable for their Legal Counsel position, please apply now.

Reference: 34978841

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