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Senior Attorney - Consumer Product Commercialisation / Travel

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 704163BR Location London, England, United Kingdom; Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Nov. 06, 2019

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Senior Attorney to provide legal advice and support to CPC (Consumer Products Commercialisation group) EMEA including merchandise licensing, book and magazine publishing, retail, games and e-commerce. Drafting, review and negotiation of all commercial agreements including licenses and distribution (including digital distribution) agreements, the provision of general commercial advice (including competition law advice) and support of all areas within scope of and under supervision of above Line Manager. The position is regional in scope and will cover all franchises (Disney, Lucas, Marvel, Fox and Nat Geo) that fall within the remit of the CPC and publishing team in EMEA.

The position also supports the Disney travel business, including Disneyland Paris (DLP) and Disney Destinations International (DDI)/Walt Disney Travel Company (WDTC), in particular for Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line, and supervises a contract manager for that business. The position is on an EMEA scope for WDW and DCL and mostly focused on UK/Ireland for DLP.

The position requires a lawyer with English law qualification, exposure to general contract and commercial law, digital and e-commerce issues, established drafting skills and the ability to handle multiple competing matters with a commercial mind-set.

The role reports to Associate Principal counsel in EMEA and Principal Counsel for Commercial Affairs DLP.


-Providing continuing support to the CMC (contract management centre) for the drafting and negotiation of certain merchandise and publishing license agreements throughout EMEA.
-Provision of general legal advice on commercial and competition law issues arising from the merchandise and publishing licensing businesses, travel and retail/e-commerce business.
-Providing general legal support to the business on new business models and retail matters, including on global supply chain management issues, direct sourcing, intellectual property and consumer law.
-Provide advice on legal issues relating to intellectual property licensing and related activities, including reviewing style guides and licensee packaging and marketing materials.
-Ad hoc support to CPC Communications, ILS and PI in EMEA for CPC matters, promotions and retail activations falling within CPC scope.
-Providing legal support on general corporate matters impacting the CPC business (such as tax legislation and corporate governance).
-Advice on regulatory issues around DDI/WDTC currently supporting Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line in EMEA and DLP in UK/Ireland.
-Providing continuing legal support to DLP and DDI/WDTC in relation to Travel-related matters, including websites, media, promotions, consumer law, trade and vendor contracts, e-commerce, booking terms and conditions, Guest claims and litigation, etc.
-Management of a contract manager assisting with the travel business.

Basic Qualifications:

-5 years PQE or equivalent work experience
-Proven experience negotiating and drafting contracts for a law firm advising major corporate clients and/or in a corporate legal department (intellectual property licensing experience preferred), ideally in an international environment.

-English law qualification
-Contract, IP, tourism, consumer and commercial law expertise (including knowledge of EU laws)
-Contractual responsibilities in business delivery
-Knowledge of competition law
-Understanding of different contractual types and structures
-Understanding of digital distribution issues relating to apps, e-commerce and e-publishing products.
-Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
-Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
-Methodical and meticulous
-Accurate completion of license agreements within agreed timelines
-Communication of legal matters to non-legal audience

Additional Information:

Requires some travel across the region and Paris.

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

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.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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