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Senior Group Legal Counsel - 3208


Senior Group Legal Counsel

  • Primary Location:
    Clonskeagh Office
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  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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The Role....

Reporting to the Group General Counsel the Senior Group Legal Counsel will be responsible and accountable for advising the Group in relation to corporate (including M&A) transactions; committing the Group to material commercial contracts; ensuring that Group operates within the law at all times; providing pragmatic and commercial legal advice that assists in protecting the Group's reputation, brands, customers and shareholders, and that facilitates the achievement of the Group's objectives and strategy. 


What You'll Be Doing....

  • Leading on the legal workstream for M&A and corporate transactions including but not limited to due diligence; the negotiation of the drafting and negotiation of legal transaction documentation, and all related matters.
  • Provide pragmatic, commercial and strategic legal advice to the Group and Divisional Senior Management and Commercial teams.
  • Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of strategic and commercial decisions and the legal implications that arise.
  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing Group related higher value and more complex commercial and technology agreements.
  • Assisting the Risk and Compliance functions by offering legal expertise and advice on risk management and exposure, liability, compliance and governance, taking a broad view that encompasses the company's reputation and integrity.
  • Supervising where needed and taking responsibility for training and the development of more junior lawyers.
  • Providing support as required to the Group's Regulatory Affairs Team in the evaluation of international opportunities.
  • Manage external legal resource to ensure a comprehensive and cost efficient legal support to all areas of the Group's business.
  • Anticipate and respond to new legislation and judicial review.
  • Ensure alignment with Legal and CRO functions across the Group, sharing best practice and supporting Group wide capability development


What We're Looking For...

We're looking for a lawyer with 5 to 7 years' PQE, but we're not obsessed by PQE. What's more important is that you have solid experience of drafting, reviewing and advising on a variety of complex and high value contracts, preferably with an international element.

We typically look for those with experience at a highly regarded law firm and experience in-house, either on a client secondment or permanent role. We value our people and culture highly, and so we'll need our candidate to be an outstanding communicator and be great with people. Capable of translating complex legal matters and articulating pros and cons of legal alternatives without losing commercial focus. Able to challenge senior business stakeholders.

Although exposure to the gambling industry or an interest in sport would be useful, a desire to understand PPB's business and work in a fast-moving, technology-driven sector within a dynamic regulatory environment is crucial.

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Clonskeagh Office
Unit 1-4, Paddy Power, Power Tower, Belfield Office Park, Beech Hill Road, Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland, DUBLIN 4

This is who we are

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.

Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

On a larger scale

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing