Senior Legal Counsel

Gibraltar | £80,000 - £120,000 | Permanent

Our client is looking for a sole legal counsel to provide legal advice with a commercial focus to the business. The lawyer will also be a “commercial business partner to the company”.

Overview

  • Work closely with all stakeholders in the group in various locations (including C-Level, Compliance, Responsible Gaming, Customer Services, Procurement, Sportsbook, Casino, Trading, Marketing, Brand, Finance, Technology, Fraud and Payments).

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial agreements alongside the Director of Procurement (including technology, casino products, payments, brand, marketing, compliance and professional services).

  • Working closely with the Compliance Team to ensure that the regulator licence obligations are being met by the company at all times and acting as a “Compliance Champion”.

  • Supporting the HR Team with drafting HR agreements (including employment, consultancy side letters), policies, procedures, employee incentive schemes, pension and benefits matters.

  • Advising on and managing customer and supplier complaints. Instructing and managing external counsel where required.

  • Working with the Director of Compliance to draft terms and conditions for customer promotions and competitions. Advising on proposed advertising campaigns and ASA and regulatory requirement.

  • Supporting external consultants and auditors and forming part of project teams where required (compliance, finance, audit).

  • Acting as the internal company secretary and organising quarterly board, ARC, and REMCO meetings, attending and taking minutes and drafting resolutions. Liaising with regulators for new board member clearance.

  • Dealing with all corporate governance aspects of the business, including board and committee terms and reference and effectiveness reviews.

  • Researching gaming legislation and regulation in various jurisdictions around the world and making appropriate recommendations to the Compliance Team and senior management.

  • Advising on litigation risk and exposure based on consumer and supplier relationships.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Commercial Business partner to the group.

  • Maintaining relationships with external legal advisers, suppliers and non-executive board members.

  • Maintain a very close relationship with the Director of Legal of a close partner business.

Candidate

  • Solicitor or Barrister qualified in the UK and/or Isle of Man.

  • Regulated Industry experience (ideally eGaming, ePayments, finance and/or Technology)

  • A pro-active business partner mentality, adding value to areas where support is needed and a good business risk awareness, not an ‘in house legal desk’ only.

  • A positive commercial approach to problem solving in addition to solid legal experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written.

  • Able to manage a comprehensive workload and re-prioritise.

  • “Can do” attitude essential.