Miniclip is looking for a Legal Counsel to join the team in our London (UK) Office. This is a full-time position, please apply only if you have the right to work in the UK.
Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, the Corporate Counsel lawyer will be responsible for a broad corporate role in a well-regarded legal team. You would be responsible for assisting on mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work covering multiple jurisdictions. While the role will predominantly concentrate on corporate and M&A work, there will be an opportunity to work on broader commercial matters, in line with group business needs.
You will be an English-law qualified commercial lawyer with 1 to 2 years’ post-qualification experience.
The work of the legal team is diverse; the team advises all business units on contractual and regulatory issues. Our work covers corporate, commercial, compliance, intellectual property and data protection issues, amongst others. Additionally, the team supports the work of the HR, advertising, and finance functions. In addition to corporate work, your work will encompass giving advice on general commercial matters.
Assisting on global M&A transactions.
Managing the legal due diligence process and coordinating workstreams with other diligence areas and relevant stakeholders.
Drafting board minutes and other ancillary documentation.
Ensuring a seamless integration of new business acquisitions into the broader group.
Legal and regulatory risk management.
Drafting and negotiating a range of contracts with third parties, including game license, mobile publishing, advertising, and user acquisition agreements.
Providing contractual support to various teams across the business, such as reviewing employment and facilities contracts.
Who We’re Looking For
This role will be ideal for a junior corporate lawyer looking to branch out, in-house, into a more business-focused role in a fast-moving and dynamic games company.
Skills & Experience
The following skills or experience are required:
1 to 2 years’ PQE qualified as a solicitor in a top tier private practice law firm.
Good working knowledge and understanding of corporate/M&A and other transactional work.
Strong drafting skills.
Strong organisational skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Can work on own initiative.
Can juggle conflicting demands and effectively prioritise.
A team-player who is driven, proactive, agile and forward-thinking, with commercial acumen.
An interest in the mobile and gaming industry and keen to learn more about it.
You will be working in our fashionable, open plan office near Chancery Lane with enthusiasts and professionals from the games industry. We like to maintain a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and our new office comes with a pool table, 100” screen with games consoles, fridge with complimentary drinks for all staff, fresh fruit delivered weekly, regular team building and social events, and even free optional yoga once a week!
We also have a fantastic benefits package, with Vitality medical and BUPA dental cover, cash plan, with cover for life insurance, critical illness, and income protection, a generous holiday entitlement and a pension plan with company matching contributions (up to set levels).
Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms.
Founded in 2001, the Company has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip franchises including 8 Ball Pool™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™ and Agar.io™ have generated more than 2 billion downloads. Miniclip has more than 50 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’.
In February 2015, Miniclip was excited to receive a large majority investment from Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies and the world’s largest games publisher. This new chapter in Miniclip’s history strengthens the Company’s position, with Tencent recognising its achievements to date and future potential.
In the past two years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike) now operating as Miniclip Derby, Gamebasics (creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager), and most recently Green Horse Games (home of Football Rivals) to the Miniclip Group.