Paralegal

London, England, United Kingdom · Finance and Legal expand job description ↓

Description

As a Paralegal at Fnatic, you’ll play a pivotal role in supporting our business risks as part of the legal function. There will be a large focus on sports and entertainment matters, and you will work on a wide variety of commercial, risk management, regulatory, intellectual property, employment and governance matters (with assistance from outside counsel, where necessary).

Based in our HQ in Shoreditch, no two days will be the same, working cross-functionally with members of our Pro-Gaming, Partnerships, Marketing, and Product teams in particular. Reporting to the Group Legal Counsel, this role is a fantastic opportunity for a self-starter to join our existing legal function in a rapidly growing organisation in the booming esports industry with a projected value of $1.5bn by 2020, and a global fan base of 113 million and counting.


Your mission is to:

  • Act as a first point of contact for legal support
  • Manage work in progress via the Legal inbox and Trello board, and provide regular updates to management
  • Work closely with the Pro-Gaming function to review and create player/pro-gaming contracts and templates
  • Review and create influencer/employment contracts
  • Review and create partnership, marketing and other commercial contracts
  • Manage contract archiving and other legal administration
  • Manage intellectual property assets/trademark register
  • Liaise with external advisors and lawyers where appropriate
  • Ensure compliance with GDPR and support Fnatic’s broader understanding of its associated duties
  • Develop a close relationship with business stakeholders and act as a business partner to understand needs and objectives. Constructively support the right mind-set and educate stakeholders on the relevance of legal matters. Internal stakeholders include Finance, Esports, Marketing/Events, Product development, Partnerships, SCM, Sales and Content
  • Support risk assessments
  • Support on counterfeit, brand protection and IP/Trademark registration
  • Ad-hoc legal tasks as directed by Group Legal Counsel

Requirements

We’re looking for:

  • Degree qualification in law, ideally with a specialisation in sports, entertainment, IP, and/or corporate law or relevant experience
  • Proven graduate (or equivalent) work experience (ideally 2+ years)
  • Broad commercial knowledge, with experience drafting wide range of commercial contracts and arrangements
  • An interest in eSports and desire to learn and deep dive into the industry
  • Excellent communication and attention to detail
  • Proactivity and ability to work autonomously and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to learn fast, able to cope with the requirements of a high-growth business in the 24/7, continuously evolving esports industry
  • Ability to critically review, update and amend policies, procedures and precedents with minimal supervision, consulting with stakeholders where appropriate
  • Flexibility and willingness to get your hands dirty
  • Tact and diplomacy in an organisational setting
  • Fluency in non-English languages, ideally German

Benefits

What we have to offer:

  • Work for the largest and most recognisable brand in one of the most exciting and fastest growing industries
  • The chance to learn from an ambitious and super creative team, and enjoy the buzz of our fast-paced business
  • Award winning office in the heart of Shoreditch in London, with 8 other locations around the world
  • A full stack of tech and gear to perform at the office, in game and just to make you happy!
  • Friends and Family discounts on our products
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