Legal Counsel

ABOUT SUPERCARS

As the owner and operator of the Repco Supercars Championship, Supercars is proud to be known as the premier motorsport category in Australasia and one of the most widely-viewed and attended sports in Australia. Supercars is dedicated to providing the best entertainment for motorsport fans around the world.

Supercars is looking for a talented and enthusiastic legal professional to join its team in North Sydney, NSW. This is an outstanding opportunity to gain experience in a vibrant and dynamic in-house setting, while having the chance to further your career and personal growth.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role supports the General Counsel to provide legal and business affairs advice across a broad range of commercial, intellectual property, dispute resolution and legal operation matters. This role will work closely with a talented and dedicated team of professionals across Supercars and its business units (Motorsport, Commercial, Events, Marketing, Digital, Finance and HR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • structuring, drafting, and negotiating sponsorship, licensing, IT, event, marketing, and other commercial agreements;

  • providing internal stakeholders with pro-active and timely commercial legal advice

  • across a range of fields, including data, privacy and consumer law matters;

  • assisting with procurement and tendering processes, including preparing key documentation and providing strategic advice;

  • assisting with the day-to-day implementation of Supercars’ brand protection strategies, including IP awareness and ambush marketing;

  • identifying, managing and mitigating key risks and legal threats;

  • assisting in the drafting and formulation of sporting regulations and policies;

  • assisting with corporate governance and the development of legal processes, policies and procedures;

  • managing the contracting process and filing system;

  • providing assistance to various committees and working groups, including in relation to Work, Health and Safety.

ABOUT YOU

  • Qualified as a solicitor in NSW or equivalent interstate qualifications (minimum 2 years post qualification experience.

  • Strong drafting, negotiation, and technical skills with a keen attention to detail.

  • Background in contract law and intellectual property. Corporate, privacy, employment, and insurance experience also useful.

  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively manage time to deliver against multiple projects and priorities.

  • Ability to engage confidently with internal and external stakeholders and communicate legal issues clearly.

  • Commercial awareness and interest in legal and technological developments and trends in the sport, event and entertainment industries.

  • Curious, innovative, and always seeking better ways of doing things.

  • High standards of integrity and ability to represent the interests of Supercars.

  • Knowledge of or an interest in motorsport is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to Lisa Gray at [email protected]. Applications close on 21 January 2024.

Only candidates selected for the short list will be contacted in relation to this role.

Supercars is committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and to equal opportunities for all. Supercars welcomes and strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds.