Senior Legal Counsel

Fnatic Group
May 29, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type

As Senior Legal Counsel at Fnatic, you will be a key point of contact for the business and lead on day–to–day activity for our Legal team. In doing so, you will bring to life Fnatic's performance brand and 'digital first' philosophy as it applies to the delivery of world–class legal services, for a business operating at the cutting edge of sports, entertainment and technology.

You will work on a wide variety of commercial and risk management matters, including sponsorship, regulatory (particularly consumer and data protection), intellectual property, employment, procurement and professional gaming contracts (for players and coaches), investor relations and corporate governance – with assistance from outside counsel, where necessary.

You'll report to our General Counsel and will assist in supporting two Trainee Counsels in the team.

Your mission is to:
  • Support the General Counsel in managing legal and regulatory matters across the Fnatic group of companies
  • Draft, review and negotiate legal documentation and contracts in the various areas of our business, such as professional gaming, sponsorship, procurement and marketing
  • Identify and report on areas of risk, and take appropriate action to proactively mitigate risk in collaboration with accountable team members and senior stakeholders, including establishment and management of internal processes to support business governance and compliance
  • Partner with business stakeholders (including developers, tournament organisers, governments and other regulatory bodies) to understand needs and objectives
  • Constructively support the right mind–set and educate stakeholders on the relevance of legal matters
  • Assist with investor relations projects, such as negotiation of investment documentation, management of cap table (via Capdesk) and employee option schemes
  • Support the General Counsel to manage team members in accordance with our internal development frameworks, and build in–house counsel expertise which maps against Fnatic's strategic plans
  • Support external Company Secretary with corporate governance duties and Companies House administration
  • Support with management of intellectual property assets, in connection with external advisors
  • Assist in the management of litigation matters when they arise
  • Advise on corporate communications, reputation management and confidentiality matters
  • Lead on ad–hoc Legal projects as defined by your manager
We're looking for:
  • Ideally c.7 years' PQE (but we will consider all applicants with relevant expertise)
  • Previous in–house experience in sports, entertainment or technology. It is not essential that you are a gamer or that you have an in–depth knowledge of esports
  • A willingness to learn
  • Someone with a passion for levelling themselves up as well as the people around them
  • A track record of sustained delivery in a fast–paced working environment
  • An innovative approach to problem–solving and a delivery mindset
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of progressive in–house teams
What we have to offer:
  • The chance to learn from an ambitious and super creative team, and enjoy the buzz of our fast–paced business
  • Hybrid onsite/remote work policy
  • Private medical insurance (Vitality)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured)
  • Enhanced parental leave policy
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Self–development book requests for the Fnatic Library
  • Fnatic shop staff discount
  • Fruit, drinks and snacks available daily in the office
  • Regular lunch clubs, office drinks and other social activities

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

At Fnatic, we believe that a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. We strive to recruit and nurture an inclusive workforce who feel empowered every day to forge the future as part of the Black and Orange family.

We know that applying for jobs can be daunting – but be assured that at Fnatic:

– Who you are, and how you identify has no impact on our selection process

– We understand no candidate will tick 100% of what our job descriptions are seeking, so if you're missing a point here or there, we still want to hear from you

– We're happy to consider reasonable adjustments where needed to fully participate in Fnatic's recruitment experience – just let us know.

About us

Fnatic is a global esports performance brand headquartered in London, laser–focused on seeking out, levelling up and amplifying gamers and creators. Our history is unparalleled. Founded in 2004, we are the most successful esports brand of the last decade, winning more than 200 championships across 30 different games.

Today, driven by our ability to advance esports performance, Fnatic is the channel through which the most forward–thinking brands communicate with young people. We deliver industry–leading content, experiences and activations globally with bases in Berlin, Belgrade, Tokyo among others. Our pros and creators generate hundreds of millions of watch hours, showcasing our global partners to an audience of millions of fans across our social platforms.

Forging the future is in our DNA. We pioneered the intersection of street culture and esports with merch collaborations, and continue to lead the industry with the quality of our pro wear and fan apparel. After launching in 2016, our award–winning esports equipment (comprising mice, keyboards, headsets and pads) has sold to hundreds of thousands of gaming enthusiasts who want to play better.

Gaming is the place where music, fashion, sport and technology come together, and Fnatic is leading the charge.