Head of Legal

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  • Location

    Isle of Man

  • Reference

    LJJP 11964

  • Salary



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The Role

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Our Client is looking for a Head of Legal to provide legal advice with a commercial focus to the business. You will also act as a Commercial Business Partner to the company. The right candidate will 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).

Key Responsibilities:

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

The 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 the solid legal experience;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written;
  • Able to manage a comprehensive workload and re-prioritise;
  • Can do attitude essential.

The Company

Our client is one of the world’s largest independent bookmakers and an industry leader in betting innovation. Their maintained growth, creativity and relevance in the global betting community alongside their partnership of a premier league football team has ensured their brand is recognised across the world.

The Benefits

  • Attractive salary
  • Supported in your professional growth
  • A dynamic and international working environment

The Location

The Isle of Man is an English speaking island nestled between the UK & Ireland. As the 8th richest country in the world it takes less than an hour’s flight (with operators including EasyJet and British Airways) from the entertainment and shopping of London. The island offers a remarkable quality of life with short commutes, high salaries, low domestic tax rates, a rich Celtic heritage, and a passionate outdoor pursuits community.

Recently named a ‘UNESCO world biosphere’, the island is simply stunning, with beautiful hills, glens, and beaches. With an extremely diverse economy which includes many of the world’s largest e-gaming companies, it has 83,000 residents, many of which have purposely chosen to relocate there. With unemployment at 1% and crime rate even lower it’s easy to see why this green and friendly Island is nicknamed the ‘Gem of the Irish sea’.

Isle of Man
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