Legal Counsel - Employment & Privacy
Remote, United Kingdom
What you will achieve
Provide legal advice and guidance on a broad range of topics with a main focus on employment and privacy, as well as support the GC in any other area that is relevant to the business. This includes:
- Be the go-to person for legal support on any global employment matters and ensure that the people team receives effective and business-focused legal advice.
- Liaise between the People team and, if necessary, outside counsel.
- Build up strong relationships with internal stakeholders, outside counsel and third party vendors.
- Draft contract templates, policies and handbooks for our local operations, and ensure that they are being regularly updated.
- Guide and collaborate with the people team on the international expansion of our employment operation to facilitate the growth of Fortis on an international scale.
- Give workshops and training to the people team on any legal topic that may be of relevance to them.
- Support special projects, such as acquisitions or incorporations.
- Partner up with key stakeholders (people team, game teams and the security team) to continuously improve our privacy and security framework
- Provide highly specific advice and guidance on any relevant privacy topic worldwide and manage our privacy program (including the review of DPAs and DPIAs).
- Review contractual agreements and ensure adequate privacy standards are implemented in all our agreements with third parties.
- Manage the regulatory relationships with data protection authorities worldwide.
- Give workshops and awareness training to the game and people teams.
What you’ll need to be successful
- 8+ years of practical experience in the legal field, with core expertise in employment and/or privacy.
- In-house and/or private practice experience working with a high-growth internationally operating tech company; video game industry experience is an advantage
- Experienced with international employment matters, across any topic and in multiple jurisdictions worldwide, especially EU, US and Latin America.
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant privacy frameworks (ie GDPR); experience operating a global privacy program a plus
- Ability to successfully juggle several projects and matters in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously.
- A natural curiosity and eagerness to learn - we believe this is essential to our ability to stay ahead of the market and value this over years of experience
- Maintains awareness of the latest regulatory trends and has a perspective on how they relate to current and future projects; you continue being students of your craft and the spaces you are working in
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