About the job
Kwalee is a leading independent mobile game developer and publisher based in Leamington Spa – the UK’s biggest gaming hub outside Greater London and a great place to live – along with growing teams in Bangalore and Beijing.
Now the largest hypercasual games publisher in the UK, Kwalee is a company known globally thanks to half a billion downloads for hit mobile games including Draw it, Bake it, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky and many more. These successes have driven rapid growth in recent years and with exciting new projects in the works for Nintendo Switch and PC alongside the studio’s hypercasual specialism, Kwalee shows no signs of slowing down!
Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of mobile gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays. Could your idea be the next global hit?
As General Counsel you are an expert in IP law, copyrights, patents, trademarks and commercial agreements and you love games so this is perfect for you!
You’ll be part of a team that will be based in the new office that we’re going to open in Bangalore.
What you will really be doing
- Overseeing all legal matters at Kwalee
- Managing a small in-house legal team and working closely with external legal advisers
- Handling our Intellectual Property rights
- Producing and reviewing commercial agreements
- Managing anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters including takedown notices
- Assisting with domestic and foreign trademark prosecution and litigation
- Keeping track of all existing agreements and ensuring they are adhered to
How you will be doing this
- You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to understand the specialist roles that are required and our company culture
- You’ll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.
- You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it
Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 100 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.
Skills and requirements
- Fully qualified lawyer with 10 years of experience managing disputes and litigation in intellectual property (trademarks, copyright and patents) and producing and negotiating commercial agreements including licensing with at least 7 year of PQE (preferably with some experience practicing law in the UK or the US)
- Law degree from a well-reputed university
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with excellent interpersonal skills
- Highly organised, with strong attention to detail
- Self starter attitude, proactive
- Passion for games
We offer a generous benefits package to all our employees that includes a team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment among other perks.
- Computer Games
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