About the Role
The main responsibilities and oversights of the Sr Counsel of Event Legal for the FIFA World Cup 26™ include:
Oversee legal matters related to the FIFA World Cup 2026 event, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and FIFA requirements.
Manage and negotiate contracts with various stakeholders, including host cities, sponsors, broadcasters, vendors, and service providers.
Develop and implement legal strategies to protect the event's intellectual property rights and trademarks.
Identify and assess legal risks associated with the event and develop risk mitigation strategies.
Monitor and ensure compliance with FIFA regulations, codes of conduct, and ethical standards throughout the event planning and execution process.
Stay updated on relevant legal developments and industry trends to provide proactive legal advice and ensure compliance with evolving regulations.
Collaborate with external stakeholders, including government authorities, legal advisors, and law enforcement agencies, to ensure smooth operations and adherence to legal requirements.
Develop and deliver legal training programs and materials for event staff and volunteers to enhance legal awareness and compliance.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive legal records, contracts, and documentation related to the event.
Provide timely and accurate legal reports and updates to senior management and relevant committees.
Lead and manage the Event Legal department, providing guidance and professional development in order to make the team and tournament successful.
Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.
About the Company
The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.
Reporting organisationally to the General Counsel, the Sr Counsel (Senior Manager Level) of Event Legal will be a key member of the FIFA26 Legal team and other key individuals responsible for legal aspects of events, including contracts, compliance, and risk management. Further, this role will oversee legal risks, disputes and claims, and legal information and guidance in a non-attorney capacity.