Keane McDonald has been exclusively retained to source a new Legal Counsel for World Rugby
World Rugby is the world governing and law-making body for the sport of Rugby Union based in Dublin. The new Legal Counsel will report to the Senior Legal Counsel and will be involved in a broad range of commercial legal work, supporting the operational needs of World Rugby and the various World Rugby tournaments.
Principal accountabilities :
Assist in the drafting and negotiation of high value complex commercial agreements with an international element across several areas, including, but not exclusively – sponsorship, broadcasting, merchandising and licensing and tender arrangements.
Provide legal guidance and input into specific tournament areas such as accreditation, commercial activations and other tournament initiatives.
Advise on general trademark, design, copyright and domain name issues and manage the protection and enforcement of IP rights on World Rugby’s international trademark portfolio.
Provide accurate and timely advice to all areas of the organisation on generic and complex legal matters including liaising with external counsel.
Key Skills and attributes:
Qualified lawyer/solicitor (1- 3 years’ PQE) in a common-law jurisdiction with strong academic credentials.
Solid training and commercial experience gained either in-house or in a leading Irish/international law firm.
Proven ability to deal with all aspects of contract law, as well as working knowledge of IP rights.
Data protection experience and project management skills would be an advantage.
Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to work in a pressurised, fast-paced environment.
Team player with enthusiasm for the sports sector.
ANY CVS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO WORLD RUGBY WILL BE FORWARDED TO KEANE MCDONALD