Nottingham Area
Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)
About The Role

Title: Legal Counsel - Commercial

Location: Nottingham 

Salary: Dependant on experience + Competitive bonus

Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.
In the US the Group operates BetMGM, a joint venture with MGM Resorts, created to capitalise on the emerging opportunities presented by the new regulation of sports betting and gaming across several states.  BetMGM has been going from strength to strength with its position as the number 2 national operator firmly established in the fast-growing market. BetMGM is expected to be operational in around 20 states, representing 33% of the US adult population, over the next 12 months.
Through a combination of organic growth and M&A, the Group has expanded rapidly in recent years to become one of the world’s largest listed sports betting and gaming groups. In 2018 Entain completed the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, the Group’s first move into retail operations. This came two years after the acquisition of the international online operator, digital entertainment plc, in 2016.
Moving forward, the Group sees continued growth opportunities in global sports betting and gaming, while looking to leverage the Entain technology platform around the convergence of media, entertainment and gaming to provide new revenue streams in interactive entertainment.
Entain is a member of FTSE4Good and the DJSI, ESG indices which identify companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.  Sustainability and social impact is a core focus at Entain.  The business holds that the view that the most sustainable business in the industry will be the most successful. Entain aims to meet the highest standards in everything it does, from the way it runs the business to the way it supports colleagues, customers, local charities and communities.  More information can be found in Entain’s ESG Report.
  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, including supplier, procurement, technology (IT/IP), licensing, leases, and media/advertising contracts
  • Providing ongoing legal counseling in a wide range of legal areas, such as intellectual property, digital media and regulatory compliance
  • Product or service counseling support
  • Serving as lead counsel and directly advising business clients on strategic deals
  • Resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries
  • 3 to 5 years of experience practicing law, preferably with some experience in technology and commercial transactions gained from a recognised law firm and/or the in-house department of a multinational
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.