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Legal Counsel, Corporate Legal


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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:

Reviewing and drafting costs and supplier contracts;
Providing contractual legal advice and support across all functional areas of FIFA engaged in procurement;
Assisting in the engagement of freelancers;
Assisting in the administration of FIFA subsidiaries, including the FIFA Foundation and FIFA+;
Providing advice to internal stakeholders regarding FIFA internal governance provisions and ensuring robust compliance with processes and directives; and
Supporting other members of the Corporate Legal team, in particular the Head of Corporate Legal.


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:

Experience 3+ years either in private practice or in house drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts
Demonstrable interest in or experience of sports-related legal matters
Fully qualified to practice law (registered on the roll / admitted to the bar of the relevant jurisdiction) having completed academic and practical training
3+ years of legal practice PQE
Substantial professional experience of working with and drafting legal documents in English
Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
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 negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
Structured, reliable, well-organized with a strong eye for detail
Ability to work as part of 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 demeanor
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 organization 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/German) is an asset but not necessary
Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel
Willingness to travel


The biggest benefit of a career at FIFA is the privilege to work for the beautiful game and create something that matters.

Alongside that privilege, we also offer some extra perks and benefits:

Health insurance:We offer generous medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage.
Continuous learning:We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.
Retirement:We offer generous 401(k) employer contributions.
Vacation:Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.

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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