Technology Lawyer

Federations & Major Events
Nyon , Switzerland
Full Time
Competitive
11 / 10
Reporting to the Legal Counsel responsible for providing legal support for UEFA’s internal and competition-related technology needs, the Technology Lawyer liaises and works daily with UEFA’s ICT and Digital business units.

Full description

Job information
Division / Unit: Legal Affairs / Marketing Legal Services
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible
Application deadline: 31.08.2019
Location: Nyon

Mission
Reporting to the Legal Counsel responsible for providing legal support for UEFA’s internal and competition-related technology needs, the Technology Lawyer liaises and works daily with UEFA’s ICT and Digital business units.

Key Responsibilities
Delivering legal advice on:
- Corporate and event (football competition) related ICT supply and implementation agreements (excluding contractor hire) to support the needs of the ICT unit in UEFA’s Services Division. This includes procurement tenders and contracts for supplying ICT services and hardware and will require daily liaison with the ICT unit;
- UEFA.com – operational legal support for the development and operation of uefa.com, including app development, hosting arrangements, licenses and other website activities;
- UEFA’s Innovation Unit – providing legal advice and support to the newly established UEFA Innovation team in their delivery and setting up of events and related activities (e.g. the UEFA Start-Up Challenge), and their relationship with companies developing new technologies in football;
- Protecting UEFA's larger/overall interests from a business affairs perspective;
- Cooperating and communicating with other lawyers in the Marketing Legal Services unit (and other units of the Legal Affairs Division, as needed) to ensure the coordination and consistency of UEFA’s policies and compliance with UEFA commercial programmes and projects.

Profile of successful candidate

Experience required:
- Approximately 1–2 years of post-qualification working experience as a practising commercial lawyer

Education:
- Undergraduate degree
- Relevant legal professional qualification
Languages:
- English / Proficient

Additional requirements:
- MS Office / Advanced
- Ability to provide clear, concise and practical advice following a review of a range of documentation
- Solid understanding of intellectual property and data protection, security and privacy laws
- Excellent drafting, negotiating and communication skills in English (Other languages than English would be an advantage - but not a prerequisite)
- Team spirit, client orientation, professionalism
- Good judge of risks and situations
- Flexibility (working hours and availability)

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