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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Legal Advisor

Jobid 23768-377104

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 35272BR

**Job Title** Legal Advisor

**Business Segment** CNBC

**Sub-Business** CNBC International

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** CNBC is the recognized global leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information. CNBC’s international operations include regional networks in Europe and Asia-Pacific that provide the latest market information, unrivalled coverage of breaking news, in-depth analysis, and interviews with business leaders. CNBC in Europe reaches more than 110 million households, in addition to leading banks, financial institutions, and hotels across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. CNBC in Asia-Pacific reaches more than 70 million households in 21 countries.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United Kingdom

**State/Province** - -

**City** London


The role is to work with the Senior Legal Counsel, assisting and executing business and legal affairs functions for all aspects of the CNBC EMEA business. The role reports to the Senior Legal Counsel Business & Legal Affairs, CNBC EMEA based in London.


Commercial Matters:

Assisting with the drafting of documentation relating to all activities of the business, including distribution agreements, service agreements, licensing agreements, barter agreements, advertising and sponsorship sales agreements , agreements for third party advertising and distribution reps, and production agreements.


Advising on the regulatory environment including the requirements of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code, the BCAP Code and the ASA Codes in relation to programming, advertising and sponsorship.

Dispute Resolution:

Support the Senior Legal Counsel, CNBC EMEA when resolving potential or actual disputes. Role may include document management, preparation of instructions to external counsel and summarizing and communicating the advice to the business.


Ensure compliance with laws and regulatory requirements in EMEA (including FCPA and Bribery Act requirements), ensure implementation of internal policies and providing assistance and training to facilitate compliance with such laws, regulations and policies. Liaising with NBCU compliance team when required.

Working with the business to ensure all Intermediary Management System requirements are met when appointing third party representatives.

Intellectual property:

An understanding of concepts of trade mark law and copyright principles such as “fair dealing / “fair use” and being able to advise the editorial teams on questions that are raised. Advice and assistance with enforcement of the business’ IP rights and brands.

Company Secretarial:

Assisting with local entities’ corporate secretarial needs in EMEA.


Assistance as required and other duties as assigned which may include preparation of training materials to the business. Small amount of team admin as required.

This Job Description may be changed at the discretion of CNBC.


• Newly qualified lawyer preferably with some experience at an international law firm

• A solid understanding of the principles of contractual and commercial law

• Good general understanding of laws and regulations applicable to an international media business in EMEA

• Excellent IT skills including powerpoint, Word and Excel

• Excellent oral and written English communication skills

Desired Characteristics:

• Passion for the role with a “can do” attitude. Ability to “step outside ones lane” on occasion

• Ability to prioritize efficiently, and communicate regularly and appropriately with other departments is essential

• Must be a commercially minded team player

• Must be able to work independently, have the ability to multi task and work under pressure

• Solid drafting skills

• Time management capabilities, client-servicing skills and problem-solving abilities

• Strong interpersonal skills

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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