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Head of Digital & Technology Legal


posting Date

role Type



Feb 25, 2024


We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.Join our team in Miami and support us on our mission.


These are your key tasks:

Head of the Digital and Technology Legal department, responsible for delivery of all legal services from the department, establishing robust processes and the management, development, training and recruitment of department staff.
Organisational lead for all legal and governance matters relating to FIFA's digital and technology related activities, including overall responsibility for the provision of legal support in respect of:

FIFA's direct to consumer media offerings, including the FIFA+ OTT platform (including distribution and syndication and advertising sales)
FIFA's gaming and Web3 portfolios (including NFTs, VR/XR and AI related matters);
FIFA's e-sports and gaming operations; including drafting, advising on and negotiating FIFA's e sports partnership arrangements and the contractual/regulatory framework for FIFA's e-sports events/tournaments;
hardware and software procurement;
the collection and commercialisation of match data;
ensuring appropriate ownership, protection and exploitation of FIFA-proprietary technology developments and collaborations;
website and other consumer-facing T&Cs in the digital environment; and
FIFA's fan data and business intelligence activities.

Principal point of contact for all consumer regulatory issues for FIFA digital platforms;
General commercial legal support to FIFA's strategic and corporate development activities.
Key point of contact for legal matters for FIFA's Football, Technology and Innovation Department.
Providing strategic liaison with FIFA's Data Protection department to ensure seamless integration into FIFA digital products.
Providing detailed knowledge of FIFA's rights and obligations in connection with its digital and technology programmes, 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 commercial transactional support and guidance regarding the interpretation of relevant commercial agreements, including the assessment of relevant business and strategic risks, and commercial regulatory matters.
Management of senior level external counsel and external legal spend.
Supporting the exploitation of commercial opportunities on FIFA+ and FIFA's other digital channels.
Developing and maintaining suitable template agreements.


We work hard at FIFA.We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.And we respect our values. Always.For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.The specific competencies we require for this position are:

Minimum of 10 years expertise "on the job" in the industry in an in-house legal department or a reputable law firm focusing on relevant matters
Fully qualified to practise law (registered on the roll / admitted to the bar of an appropriate jurisdiction) having completed all necessary academic and practical training
First class written and spoken English language skills, consistent with drafting and negotiating complex, high value and nuanced English language agreements.
Ability to provide and communicate effectively practical and solutions-based legal advice
Excellent understanding of the digital and technology industry landscapes
Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
Structured, reliable, well-organised with a strong eye for detail
Ability to lead and manage a high-performing team, fostering collaboration, driving results, and ensuring the successful achievement of organizational goals.
Proactive, with a strong sense of personal responsibility with an ability to work autonomously on a wide variety of projects
Resilient with an ability to competently handle a large workload amid rapidly shifting priorities.
Open-minded team player with an affinity for working within a variety of cultures and excellent communication skills
High degree of professionalism and confident demeanour
Ability to be a good ambassador for FIFA in all manner of external facing situations, including during contractual negotiations, external workshops and during FIFA competition-related assignments
Ability to create, develop and maintain strong and reliable relationships with FIFA senior management as well as external legal and commercial counterparts
Willingness to operate outside of comfort zone
Takes initiative to reflect on how to improve and develop working styles and methods to assist the organisation and internal clients
Native level English (or equivalent), consistent with requirement to draft and negotiate complex and nuanced English language agreements and advice
Proficiency in any other FIFA language (French/Spanish) is an asset but not necessary
Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel
Comfortable with international travel

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.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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