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Commercial Legal: Senior Legal Counsel, Partnerships



About the Role

Key role within the Commercial Partnerships Legal team, which is responsible for the delivery of legal services relating to FIFA's commercial partnerships, including sponsorships and marketing.
Drafting, negotiating and advising on a broad range of commercial agreements connected with FIFA's revenue-generating and other commercial activities, including FIFA's sponsorships, sports marketing, licensing, sports merchandising, retail and digital marketing activities, agency appointments and consumer promotions.
Acting as a key point of contact for Partnership legal matters for FIFA's Partnerships and Media team, advising on all aspects of the development and conduct of FIFA's strategic sales processes, the contract management of existing partnerships, the appointment of sales agents, activations by commercial affiliates, licensees and retailers and FIFA's strategic alliances.
Providing commercial transactional support and guidance regarding the interpretation of a range of commercial agreements, including advising on relevant business risks.
Providing detailed knowledge of FIFA's rights and obligations in connection with its commercial programme, including the implementation and protection thereof; including the provision of legal and contractual input to FIFA senior commercial stakeholders and cross-divisional working groups on FIFA's existing commercial commitments and future commercial possibilities.
Providing legal and contractual support to FIFA's strategic and corporate development activities, including advising on the development of commercial strategy and structuring.
Supporting the exploitation of commercial opportunities on FIFA+ and FIFA's other digital channels.
Developing and maintaining FIFA's template commercial agreements.
Guiding other team members, reviewing their work and developing more junior team members.
Supporting FIFA's subsidiaries, including the FIFA Museum, and the FIFA Foundation regarding the exploitation of commercial opportunities within FIFA's commercial framework.
Delivering internal legal training and ad hoc advice on issues relating to FIFA's partnership related activities.


About the Company

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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