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DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga

General Counsel | (Junior) Legal Counsel


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Posting Date

Aug 23, 2023

Role description

General Counsel | (Junior) Legal Counsel
Are you interested in a transfer to the Bundesliga that will inspire you? Would you like to look behind the scenes as a professional in your field and contribute to the success of everyone in a highly motivated team and dynamic environment? Then you are right with us!
The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 are among the most popular sports leagues in the world and inspire many millions of fans. At the interface of sport, society and business, the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH is responsible for the organization and marketing of the leagues and ensures the appropriate framework conditions for German professional football. Match planning, licensing, media exploitation, national and international marketing and the overall development of the leagues are among our tasks, in close cooperation with the subsidiaries of the DFL Group and the 36 professional clubs.
What distinguishes us:
Professional and highly motivated environment, which works as a team every day to create very good economic, sporting, legal and social framework conditions for the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga and the 36 professional clubs
Attractive employer benefits, including support for company pension schemes, a corporate benefits program, membership in group accident insurance, the option of mobile working and access to Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 games
Promotion of personal development, including through extensive and individual training opportunities
Where - The Westend in Frankfurt am Main will be your new workplace
When - You are ready to start working with us in the legal department as soon as possible
Who - We are looking for a personality who will liven up the game, enrich the environment and further strengthen our team, and although as:
General Counsel | (Junior) Legal Counsel

These exciting tasks await you on our playing field
Integration into the "Media and Marketing Law / Rights Protection" department of the Legal Directorate of DFL GmbH with a focus on activities for Bundesliga International GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of DFL GmbH
Support and legal advice for the management of Bundesliga International and its directorates as well as the foreign offices in questions of intellectual property law
Drafting and reviewing a wide range of contracts with commercial and international references in English and German, in particular license agreements
Accompanying and coordinating the contract negotiations with license partners and service providers
Support with the legal support of the tendering process for the award of the national and international media rights to the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 games
You bring this knowledge with you to be in the starting eleven with us
Fully qualified lawyer with two above-average state exams
Prior work experience in the legal department of a company or in a law firm is preferred
Knowledge of media and copyright law, intellectual property law and experience in drafting and reviewing national and international contracts in German and English
Ability to prepare legal questions in a manner appropriate to the addressee
Strong communication skills and excellent verbal and written expression, in German and English alike
Would you like to give your best every day with us?
Then we look forward to receiving your cover letter explaining exactly why we should hire you, attach your CV and references and apply by e-mail, stating the starting date and your salary expectations :
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