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VP Legal, DACH m/f/d

Munich, Germany

Job Description

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VP Legal, DACH m/f/d
Munich, Germany
Full-Time, Permanent
Business Support

What's your new role about?

This is a unique opportunity for a senior media or commercial lawyer to be involved in the rapid growth of our DAZN business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as it moves to the next level!
VP Legal, DACH is a key appointment within the wider DAZN Legal function and an important leadership role in the DACH business in particular. You will be responsible for heading up and growing the legal team on the ground in Germany, providing legal support to all parts of the DAZN business in the DACH region and managing a small team of lawyers.
The role represents a fantastic opportunity to move into one of the most exciting businesses in the sports industry! This is a high profile role for the DAZN business in DACH offering you the opportunity to raise your profile in the domestic sports market and to head up your own team in territory. 
This role will be based in Munich.
Benefits include access to DAZN, 30 days’ annual leave, annual performance-related bonus, pension contributions up to 3%, Ticket Plus flexible voucher card, a family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for mobile working and access to our internal speaker series and events.

As our new VP Legal, DACH (m/f/d), you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Head up the legal support function in DACH and work with senior business stakeholders in the region as well as the central legal function.
  • Provide support to all commercial aspects of the DAZN business in DACH, which includes supporting the rights, commercial, partnerships, marketing, product, operations and production teams (with assistance from outside counsel, where necessary).
  • Be primarily responsible for all consumer, regulatory, labour, piracy and lobbying matters affecting the business from a legal point of view, including management of high profile litigation and other legal proceedings affecting the business from time to time.  
  • Negotiate, draft and oversee a wide and exciting variety of work, including the negotiation of high value sports rights deals; distribution, sponsorship and advertising agreements with third parties; important contracts with technology service providers. 
  • Take responsibility for items which are outside of the normal scope of your remit from time to time.

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • Fluent German and English, both verbal and written to legal drafting standard.
  • Extensive post-qualification work experience having trained at and subsequently worked in private practice, or a strong in-house team in the media sector.
  • Experience of German and EU consumer, media and competition law.
  • Experience of copyright licensing, whether relating to the acquisition and/or distribution of content.
  • Experience with a wide range of commercial and/or technology services contracts.
  • Technical legal skills, especially first-class drafting and interpretative abilities.
  • Ability to conduct research and draft reports related to German law.
  • Track record of recruiting and managing a team of lawyers.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience working in an international company.
  • Experience working for a rapid growth, scale up business.

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.
As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.
If you're ambitious, inventive, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. We are supported by our talented Employee Resource Group communities: proud@DAZN, women@DAZN, disability@DAZN and ParentZONE.
If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.
Our aim is to make our hiring processes as accessible for everyone as possible, including providing adjustments for interviews where we can.
We look forward to hearing from you.