Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Projects

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 24 Feb, 2024
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management Law

Job Description

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.

Join our team in Miami and support us on our mission.

THE POSITION

These are your key tasks:
  • Responsible for legal matters relating to FIFA's corporate activities;
  • Providing legal advice and guidance in relation to the activities and administration of FIFA's subsidiaries, including the FIFA Foundation and FIFA+;
  • Providing legal advice and input in respect of joint venture projects, acquisitions and incorporations, including document review and drafting;
  • Providing advice to internal stakeholders regarding FIFA's internal governance provisions to ensure robust compliance with processes and directives;
  • Contract review and drafting for the provision of services to FIFA;
  • Advising internal stakeholders on the legal aspects of their procurement activities. 

YOUR PROFILE

We work hard at FIFA.
We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.


And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:
  • Enhanced expertise: 5 years expertise "on the job" in a corporate law environment in an in-house legal department or a reputable law firm
  • Demonstrable interest in or experience of sports, sports marketing, media, gaming/e-sports, digital products, data and/or business intelligence matters
  • Fully qualified to practise law (registered on the roll / admitted to the bar of the relevant jurisdiction) having completed academic and practical training
  • 5-9 years of legal practice PQE
  • Substantial professional experience of working with and drafting legal documents in English
  • Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
  • First class written and spoken English language skills, consistent with drafting and negotiating complex, high value and nuanced English language agreements.
  • Ability to provide and communicate effectively practical and solutions-based legal advice
  • Excellent understanding of the digital and technology industry landscapes
  • Excellent negotiation, drafting, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Structured, reliable, well-organised with a strong eye for detail
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performing team, fostering collaboration, driving results, and ensuring the successful achievement of organizational goals
  • Proactive, with a strong sense of personal responsibility with an ability to work autonomously on a wide variety of projects
  • Resilient with an ability to competently handle a large workload amid rapidly shifting priorities
  • Open-minded team player with an affinity for working within a variety of cultures and excellent communication skills
  • High degree of professionalism and confident demeanour
  • Ability to be a good ambassador for FIFA in all manner of external facing situations, including during contractual negotiations, external workshops and during FIFA competition-related assignments
  • Ability to create, develop and maintain strong and reliable relationships with FIFA senior management as well as external legal and commercial counterparts
  • Willingness to operate outside of comfort zone
  • Takes initiative to reflect on how to improve and develop working styles and methods to assist the organisation and internal clients
  • Native level English (or equivalent), consistent with requirement to draft and negotiate complex and nuanced English language agreements and advice
  • Proficiency in any other FIFA language (French/Spanish/German) is an asset but not necessary
  • Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel
  • Willingness to travel

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.