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Legal Counsel

Location: 

Manchester, GB, M171HH

Requisition ID:  9676

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

The Role

 

Counsel/Senior Counsel (Commercial) 

Location: Hybrid / Manchester (Media City/Salford Quays)

 

IGT is the global leader in gaming. IGT is a UK plc that has over 10,000 employees and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. We enable players to experience their favourite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries to Casino Games to Digital and Sports Betting. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. 

 

Role Description:

The IGT Legal Department is seeking a highly skilled and motivated professional who will provide general commercial law support, with a focus on review, negotiation, and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements, including technology supply agreements, tender contracts and partner/collaboration agreements for our Global Gaming and Global Lottery business segments. The main focus of this position is operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia, Australia and New Zealand (APAC). 
As part of the IGT Legal Department, you will provide legal support for IGT business teams operating in the Gaming and Lottery sectors. You will work in a dynamic, collaborative, and high-performance environment, helping IGT manage a wide range of legal and business challenges. 

 

The UK Legal Team consists of 7 lawyers across offices in Manchester and London, and forms part of the global legal team (comprising over 60 people in total). This position will report directly to the Senior Corporate Counsel – EMEA & APAC located in Manchester. 
 

Responsibilities

 


•    Work in a fast-paced environment in collaboration with business partners, customers and other lawyers within the group to provide pragmatic commercial advice.
•    Work directly with EMEA and APAC business managers in the Gaming and Lottery business segments, providing day-to-day commercial contracts advice and strategic support.
•    Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide variety of B2B contracts with customers and partners in the EMEA and APAC regions for the supply and licensing of national lottery systems and commercial gaming customers including associated content and related products and services.  
•    Advise Gaming business directly in relation to collection of debt.
•    Provide drafting support and advice to Gaming sales operations team.
•    Assist with the set up and contractual requirements for the Gaming business in the Eastern European region. 
•    Identify and advise internal clients on legal risks, mitigation, pre-litigation disputes and resolving a wide variety of issues that arise in existing commercial relationships. 
•    Assist in the management of external legal counsel. 
•    Contribute to global legal team projects and strategic objectives. 
•    Opportunities to participate in various office and company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and charitable initiatives and events.

 

Requirements:
 

•    0-4 years PQE (law firm or in-house) (as a guide only; we will consider all candidates that demonstrate they meet our key requirements regardless of PQE)
•    Legal areas of expertise: Contract/Commercial law, Technology and Intellectual Property. 
•    Self-motivated team player with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with a solution-oriented approach to legal issues.
•    Customer-oriented interpersonal skills and ability to work closely with large cross-functional teams (including representatives from finance, regulatory/compliance, operations and People & Transformation (HR)).
•    Ability to communicate legal concepts and issues effectively to internal business clients at all levels of the organisation and excellent written skills.
•    Personal energy to proactively address situations and adopt a positive approach.
•    Creative problem solving skills. 

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

 

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IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.


IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit www.igt.com.