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Legal Counsel, Business Affairs

Take-Two Interactive

Take-Two Interactive

Legal
London, UK
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Who We Are:

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. For more than 25 years, our development teams have created some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful entertainment experiences, captivating and engaging audiences around the world. We are incredibly proud of our ability to deliver consistently the highest-quality titles, as well as our colleagues who help to create our unique culture and work environment that is inclusive, diverse, and dynamic.

While our offices are casual and inviting, we are deeply committed to our core tenets of creativity, innovation and efficiency, and individual and team development opportunities. Our industry and business are continually evolving and fast-paced, providing numerous opportunities to learn and hone your skills. We work hard, but we also like to have fun, and believe that we provide a great place to come to work each day to pursue your passions.

The Challenge:

The selected candidate will be responsible for business affairs legal work for a dynamic entertainment company and will work closely with internal business clients and senior in-house counsel. This position will negotiate, draft, and track a high-volume of legal agreements relating to entertainment, technology, intellectual property and related matters.

What You’ll Take On:

  • Draft, analyse and negotiate commercial agreements for all aspects of entertainment content creation, production, marketing and distribution.
  • Structure and analyse deals within a matrix of rights held by third parties, such as content distributors, hardware manufacturers, sports leagues, actors and other talent, technology licensors, software developers, entertainment companies, advertising agencies, ancillary merchandise vendors, and similar entities.
  • Advise internal clients regarding general business and contract issues, as well as copyright, technology, corporate, regulatory and related matters.
  • Provide day-to-day legal and business affairs counsel to highly creative business units.
  • Assess risks associated with highly complex legal issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Serve as part of the Legal team helping Take-Two’s publishing labels create the most innovative and creative products in the most efficient way possible.

What You Bring:

  • 3-5+ years post-qualification experience gained in-house or within a law firm.
  • Expertise in contracting issues, with excellent drafting skills.
  • Experience with complex intellectual property transactions.
  • Experience with entertainment or technology matters, or significant corporate experience with a strong desire to transition to entertainment and technology matters.
  • Ability and desire to evaluate and advise on complex agreements and contractual issues.
  • Common sense, patience, good humor, and a commitment to teamwork.
  • Strong communication skills; ability to convey complex matters in clear terms to clients and colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for the videogame industry.
  • Remains calm and confident despite deadlines and challenging priorities.
  • Qualified and in good standing as a solicitor in England and Wales.

What We Offer You:

  • Great Company Culture. We pride ourselves as being one of the most creative and innovative places to work, creativity, innovation, efficiency, diversity and philanthropy are among the core tenets of our organization and are integral drivers of our continued success.
  • Growth: As a global entertainment company, we pride ourselves on creating environments where employees are encouraged to be themselves, inquisitive, collaborative and to grow within and around the company.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard. Our employees’ bond, blow-off steam, and flex some creative muscles – through corporate boot camp classes, our onsite Gym, company parties, our Office bar, game release events, monthly socials, and team challenges.
  • Benefits. Benefits include, but are not limited to Private healthcare, Private dental, A double matching pension policy where the employer will double match up to a 4% contribution from the employee, Employee stock purchase scheme with a 15% discount, Eye tests and vouchers towards glasses, Cycle to work scheme, Flu vouchers, Annual health, 4X death in service insurance, Income protection (66% salary), Workplace Savings, 26 days holiday, Enhanced Family friendly policies + other great perks and great office facilities!
  • Perks. Fitness reimbursement up to £50 per month, an onsite Gym, an Office bar, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries, a dog friendly workplace and the ability to earn £350+ per year for taking care of yourself and more!

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“T2”) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, which means we are committed to creating and celebrating diverse thoughts, cultures, and backgrounds throughout our organization. Employment at T2 is based on substantive ability, objective qualifications, and work ethic – not an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses, reproductive health decision, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.