Senior Legal Counsel

Market Leading Video Game Developer and Publisher - Fast-growing Fun and Dynamic Sector - Varied Work and Tasks

Employment Type
Salary on application

Are you a qualified solicitor, with experience in Intellectual Property seeking a new job in Cambridge? Skillsearch is helping a market-leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles find a Senior Legal Counsel, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.  

As a Senior Legal Counsel, you will work closely with the development, publishing and wider business teams and advise on legal, regulatory and compliance issues across a broad range of contracts, agreements and intellectual property matters. 

In your first few weeks in this Senior Legal Counsel role, you can expect to: 

  • Provide legal advice on all aspects of commercial law, including commercial contracts, IP, data protection, marketing, compliance and licensing, to manage risk and facilitate effective business operations 
  • Undertake contract reviews, drafting and negotiating new contracts (both from sales and procurement perspective) and advising on all contractual issues 
  • Advise on copyright matters including risk-based copyright clearances and content licence agreements covering open-source terms, font licences, software licences, image and audio licences 

To apply for this Senior Legal Counsel role, you will need to be an England and Wales qualified solicitor with around 5-8 PQE with an excellent understanding of general commercial and IP law, with proven experience in a similar role either in-house or in private practice. You will also require the following: 

  • Previous experience advising on copyright matters and clearances 
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and frameworks and Partner licence agreements 
  • Experience in any of music licensing, talent agreements, marketing agreements and CAP code 

If you’re looking to impact and create change positively, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package for your inclusive and committed approach. 

To apply for this full-time Senior Legal Counsel position in Cambridge, please contact Emily from Skillsearch at today. 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Sales, Recruitment and Publishing in Games Consultant Emily Aldred

Emily specialises in Sales, Recruitment and Publishing in the Games Industry and is committed to being a great matchmaker for candidates & studios. In her spare time Emily is found taking on one of her many passions like baking, painting or adrenaline sports! Despite having travelled a lot over the years, her happy place is by the sea, so we’re hoping she’ll hang around for a long time thanks to our seaside office location!

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