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Legal Counsel

Reporting to: Director of Regulatory Affairs

In 2016, Paddy Power and Betfair merged to form one of the leading sports betting and gaming groups in the world: Paddy Power Betfair plc. The merger propelled the enlarged group into the FTSE 50.

The Paddy Power brand is widely seen as one of the most distinctive consumer brands in the UK and Ireland. The Betfair brand is famous for Innovation: Betfair pioneered the betting exchange in 2000 – a product which altered the landscape of the sports betting industry.

Today, Paddy Power Betfair is a force to be reckoned with. We have a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the USA, as well as a range of B2C and B2B operations across Europe.

The Team:

Our sector is fast moving, technology driven and highly regulated. As a result our legal team enjoys the challenge of complex, multi-jurisdictional work within a wide range of regulatory frameworks. As a global company that’s recently undertaken a major merger, operates across three continents and has major growth ambitions, there are many development opportunities here.

You will be part of a team responsible for securing workable regulatory conditions for PPB’s international business and managing PPB’s international legal risk profile. We are looking for a lawyer who will be heavily involved in advising on the legal and regulatory issues relating to PPB’s global business. The successful candidate will show a willingness to engage not only in legal matters but also engage in policy issues with a view to obtaining successful outcomes. The areas of legal work will involve litigious and non-litigious matters and will involve working with external lawyers and government affairs consultancies.

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for a junior lawyer (up to 2 years PQE) who will be heavily involved in the regulatory issues relating to Paddy Power Betfair’s business. Candidates shall be expected to demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Experience of handling regulatory or competition or administrative law matters
  • Experience of dealing with regulators either in-house or in private practice as well as some evidence of experience in advising in relation to regulated industries (e.g gambling, telecoms, utilities);
  • Litigation experience would be useful (but not essential);
  • As a large part of the role will also relate to international legal and regulatory matters, experience of dealing with cross-border legal issues will be an advantage;
  • Some experience of dealing with industry compliance matters desirable.
  • Interest in gambling law.
  • Desire to forge a career in an in-house legal department and to branch out and do a mixture of work to include advise to the business on international legal risk, managing litigation, advising on gambling regulation and future compliance with licensing regimes.
  • Some travel necessary.
  • Languages would be an advantage particularly fluency in Spanish but Portuguese or German would also be useful.