Senior Legal Counsel

Sep 21, 2023
Oct 04, 2023
Contract Type

About the Company

TransferRoom is a fast–growing scale–up that operates a B2B SaaS Marketplace for football clubs, agents, and professional football players. Our platform connects football clubs and agents from around the world, providing a secure and efficient way to manage player transfers.

About the Role

As our first legal hire you will lead and build the TransferRoom legal function from the ground up. You will work collaboratively with Finance, Sales, Customer Success, Product and HR and teams to deliver resilient, commercial, and practicable legal output and advice that will support our growth trajectory. This will be a stand–alone role at first so you'll need to be able to balance strategy with hands–on activity.


  • Full ownership and accountability for our Terms of Service and all commercial contracts for our businesses
  • Lead on all client legal negotiations ensuring no deviations from our standard terms
  • Be the point of contact internally and externally on all things legal for TransferRoom to include but not limited to; Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Overseas Hiring, and the changing landscape of Football Laws and Agent Regulation
  • Be responsible for our data privacy, data protection and compliance engaging outside advice as needed
  • Manage our legal budget
  • Own TransferRoom's Risk Register; undertaking regular high–level legal risk analysis and providing advice and mitigation plans accordingly
  • Oversee all supplier and partnership agreements delivering terms that always work best for and protect our business
  • Set TransferRoom up for future success. Proactively investigate and set up smart legal structures to help us benefit as we scale. This includes keeping tabs on emerging football laws and Agent Regulations
  • As in every leadership role, you will make TransferRoom better


  • Strategic thinker with a deep commercial mindset and sound judgment
  • Ability to analyze and understand complex issues quickly and make good easy to understand recommendations
  • Exceptionally good communication skills
  • Strong operational mindset with high standards for excellence
  • You are positive and energetic. And calm and level–headed under pressure
  • You thrive in an environment where there is expectation to quickly deliver and iterate your approach


  • A qualified solicitor (in England and Wales) with 7 years PQE as a Corporate Commercial Lawyer or in a Mergers & Acquisitions team
  • A history of drafting high–value legal documentation, which is clear, unambiguous, concise, and conclusive
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of commercial law and procedures
  • You have a track record of a sensible and practical balance between legal and commercial risks
  • An excellent decision–making track record
  • Knowledge of data privacy and or football laws is a plus

What's in it for you

Work in a fast scaling category creating company with smart teammates who love what they do; we have an 85% Employee Satisfaction Score and a Likelihood to Recommend of 8.5.

  • We are a unique combination of a scale up with security; a business that is growing at incredible pace and with no layoffs to date nor on the horizon
  • Benefits include
    • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Life insurance
    • A Pension plan via Nest
    • Extended Maternity and Paternity leave
    • Learning budget for everyone
    • A generous employee Referral Bonus scheme
    • Team building days and events
    • Work from home 1 day a week
    • Cycle–to–work scheme and an annual travel season ticket loan
    • 'Matched Giving' programme where we donate when our employees donate