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Senior Legal Counsel Events

Location Zurich, Switzerland
Posted 11/04/2019
Closes 11/05/2019
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement, Legal
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

On the ball?

To support our Legal Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a proactive and service-oriented person with the ability to work in a cross-divisional team as a:

Senior Legal Counsel Events

Your duties

  • Drafting and further legal assistance for agreements and further arrangements in relation to accommodation and tour operator solutions for FIFA Events and activities
  • Drafting and further legal assistance for agreements and further arrangements in relation to the ticketing and hospitality operations for FIFA Events
  • Drafting and further legal assistance in relation to Bidding & Hosting Agreements for FIFA Events and further event-related services
  • Assisting with sponsoring and licensing agreements
  • General legal service support
  • Assistance with continuing development of FIFA Competitions Regulations or further guidelines and regulations of FIFA
  • Guidance to other team members, including review of their work and formation of junior counsels

Our requirements

  • Fully qualified to practise law (registered on the roll/admitted to the bar of the relevant jurisdiction and completed academic and practical training)
  • 6-8 years of legal practice PQE
  • Minimum 4 years of legal and/or commercial practice “on the job” in the events, accommodation/tourism or ticketing/hospitality industry or a reputable law firm engaged in such industry; on-site experience at a major sporting event is a plus
  • Fluent in English, other FIFA languages (German, French, Spanish) would be an advantage
  • Excellent negotiation, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to set and adhere to priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and/or within a team on a wide variety of projects
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Open-minded team player with affinity for various cultural sensitivities
  • Ability to mentor, guide and assist more junior members of the team

You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zuri


The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.

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