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Associate Counsel, Media & Events

  • Endeavor
  • Chiswick, London, UK
  • 04/05/2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Job Description 


Contract Summary

The role will involve a significant amount of Events work, supporting principally our tennis, cricket and football events portfolio as well as Taste and Frieze
The role will also support the Media division of the business across a range of properties and will include both the acquisition and sale of media rights, production-related arrangements and other matters ancillary to media exploitation.

Experience of commercial contracts, in general, is essential and experience of media rights contract is a bonus.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Supporting the Events and Media divisions of the business by providing commercially sound advice on legal issues in relation to commercial and revenue-generating opportunities

  • Pro-actively working with the legal team (London and International colleagues) to ensure that best practice and knowledge is understood, shared and utilised amongst the team

  • Advising clients on terms that are as robust and favourable as possible to the Company

  • Providing guidance and support to more junior members of the Legal team

  • Liaise with the business so that commercial, pragmatic and salient advice and guidance on business opportunities can be followed at all times

  • Working pro-actively and closely with the business to ensure that colleagues are aware of the importance of involving the Legal team at the outset in any commercial opportunity or discussion  

  • Assisting with new projects as and when they arise


Required Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of drafting media rights and general commercial contracts

  • Worked in a commercial environment

  • Training in top tier legal practice

  • Experience of working with high-level executives in own and client/customer organisations

  • Has an interest in sport, media and live events

  • The ability to assimilate and understand salient points of commercial opportunities with both speed and accuracy

  • Excellent written and spoken English with meticulous attention to and for detail

  • Ability to juggle and prioritise a varied and heavy workload with the ability to plan ahead

  • Able to work to deadlines with efficiency and accuracy

  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely with clients of all levels both internally and externally

  • Fully qualified English Solicitor

  • 2-3 years PQE


Working Conditions

  • This is a permanent position is based in Chiswick Park, London

  • Working hours are 9:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday

  • Occasional travel to other offices in London will be required

  • Occasionally there will be late calls to facilitate meetings and briefings with the wider global legal team

  • You may also be required to work some unsociable hours to meet business deadlines


About Endeavor

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.