The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
The legal department responsible for Benelux, Nordics, Baltics and Sports EMEA is an international team consisting of 6 professionals. The team is headed by the Principal Counsel Gill Van Der Staak, who is based in Amsterdam. There is now an exciting opportunity to join the team in a regional role as Legal Counsel for the Nordics & Baltics.
About the role
You will be a key member of the Nordics & Baltics Management Team and have both a strategic and operative role. In this role you will advise on legal matters within Disney in the Nordics & Baltics as well as contribute significant legal expertise, commercial awareness and forward-looking perspective for the business in the region. You will work closely together with a great diversity of internal and external stakeholders in a truly international setting.
The work will be very varied and you will be the first point of contact for the country manager Nordics & Baltics and his direct reports in relation to all legal matters in the ordinary course of business and on special projects. Tasks will include drafting, negotiating and reviewing (multi-territory) agreements, strengthening internal and external relationships and monitoring and advising on developments in relevant laws and regulations. You will also coordinate with the legal departments within EMEA and coordinate and instruct external counsel where necessary.
In this role you will report to Principal Counsel Benelux/Nordics/Baltics and Sports EMEA, Gill Van Der Staak, who is based in Amsterdam, and have a dotted line to Senior VP and Country Manager for Nordics/Baltics, Hans van Rijn, who is based in Copenhagen.
You can work out of Stockholm, Copenhagen or Oslo and you need to be fully proficient in English as a working language.
Who are you?
You are an experienced lawyer with at least 7+ years of experience and a genuine understanding of working within the media industry. From your previous roles you have demonstrable working knowledge of relevant legal areas such as contracts, IP law, media law and copyright law. You are a person who grows with responsibility and thrives when getting a chance to work in a commercial setting and as an integral part of a business oriented team.
Why should you apply for this role?
This is a rare opportunity to join the world’s biggest media company in a role where you can combine your legal expertise with your keen business acumen. You will get the opportunity to drive the legal function for a very interesting region. The legal function is highly valued at Disney and you will sit at the table with the management team. This is also a company which focuses on its employees and who truly understands the value of its workforce.
In this recruitment process, the Walt Disney Company is partnering with Key Legal Recruitment & Interim, please submit your application at www.keylegal.se.
Please note that we do not accept applications via email and we ask that you do not submit any cover letter. Apply at the latest on 5 October 2022 but please send in your application at your earliest convenience as we review applications and interview candidates on a continuous basis. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact recruiter Maria Elvung on 0763 15 90 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About The Walt Disney Company
This position is with Direct-to-Consumer and International, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.
About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Composed of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.