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申請 稍後繼續申請 Job ID 865225BR 職位地點 倫敦, 英格兰, 英国 有意工作的公司 The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) 張貼日期 2021/11/15


Job & LOB Summary

We have an exciting new position for a Senior Attorney to join our legal team, focussing on Media Distribution. This is a permanent role based in our Hammersmith office. This key role sits within the heart of the Media Distribution Legal team which supports Disney’s media distribution activity across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

In summary the purpose of the role would focus on legal/business negotiations on licensing deals for television, channels and channel carriage agreements, legal/business advisory on commercial/legal/regulatory issues arising from licensing deals and advisory in respect of commercial aspects of Disney’s products including partnership arrangements with third party platform partners

In summary, this role will act as a Legal negotiator on licensing deals for television channels, content and transactional services and licensing of Disney+ services. The role will also provide legal advice on commercial/legal issues arising from licensing deals, some advisory work on regulatory, intellectual property and anti-piracy issues and flexible support for senior members of the team on key matters.


The Opportunity & Responsibilities:

  • Draft and conclude content licence agreements, channel and on-demand services distribution agreements, format agreements, amendments and other legal documentation required by the business in Europe, Africa and Russia
  • Liaise with the sales teams in London and local “in market” offices in relation to specific deals and to provide support and guidance
  • Be the first point of contact for queries from finance, marketing and technical representatives within a specific territory group(s)
  • Strengthen internal and external relationships in ways that benefit the business

Additional projects
  • Help to develop and maintain up-to-date templates for the full range of distribution agreements
  • Provide leadership and guidance on the implementation of best practice for drafting and the negotiation of key deal terms
  • Assist in monitoring the output of more junior lawyers and administration support colleagues
  • Provide support to the regional digital team and assist in supporting global and regional accounts
  • Work on specific projects from time to time to support the media distribution business’s initiatives with focus on DTC distribution

Deal Management
  • Develop a solid understanding of the business’s and licensees’ expectations and negotiating position through effective utilisation of cross-functional expertise
  • Work with sales team to structure, progress and support negotiation of agreements
  • Draft and complete licence and distribution agreements within agreed timescales

Other General Activities
  • Work effectively with departmental colleagues on a cross-functional and cross-territory basis
  • Keep up to date with relevant legal developments and, where appropriate, take opportunities to share that knowledge with colleagues
  • Foster a ‘continuous improvement’ culture, ensuring that policies and processes will protect the business


The Experience We Require From You:
  • UK and/or French Law professional qualification
  • This role would suit someone with 5+ years PQE, however PQE is a guideline only and we are happy to hear from anyone who can demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge in order to fulfil the role.
  • Contract drafting and commercial law experience
  • Television and/or digital media experience (preferably in distribution and licensing)
  • Some experience of DTC (Direct to Consumer)/digital/OTT services preferable, ideally with an understanding of data privacy and consumer marketing concerns
  • Mix of in house and private practice experienced preferred
  • Ability to draft from scratch to address new and challenging issues
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage a portfolio of contracts
  • Ability to communicate legal matters to non-legal audience (e.g. sales teams)


The Perks:
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Flexible working hours are available
  • Excellent maternity & paternity leave
  • Business Resource Groups – Women @ Disney, Diversity @ Disney, Pride @ Disney etc.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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