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Senior Corporate Lawyer

Job Introduction

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Corporate Lawyer to join our Business & Legal Affairs team here at BBC Studios. The purpose of the role is to provide legal support in respect of a wide range of corporate matters, with a particular focus on acquisitions, restructurings and disposals. 

 

Role Responsibility

In this key role you will provide legal and business affairs support to all BBC Studios divisions in respect of transactions with a corporate element.  The role involves a mixture of work (drafting, negotiating and advising on restructures, disposals, acquisitions, new and existing investments and other corporate/financing transactions).  It is a broad role that involves both transactional and advisory work.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor, having trained at a top UK or international law firm. You must have a solid understanding of commercial and IP matters and it is essential to have experience of M&A transactions (particularly advantageous if you have prior experience in the film or media industries but not a must-have). This would suit someone with around 4-8 years PQE.

You will need to be a self-starter, hard-working, and have excellent stakeholder management as you will work with internal teams, indie production houses and in some circumstances, directly with talent. 

This would be a great opportunity for a lawyer to gain experience working within a global media company and/or for a private practice based lawyer looking to make the move in-house.

About the BBC

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

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