Sumo Group is looking for a Group Lawyer to join their talented legal team. This role will involve working with global brands in the games, technology, and entertainment industries, and will require the successful candidate to advise key stakeholders on legal risk and regulation. The role is available on a hybrid basis at either the Sheffield, Nottingham, or Leeds studio, with occasional travel to other studios across the group. The ideal candidate will be a UK-qualified solicitor (NQ – 2PQE) with well-supervised legal training from a respected commercial law firm or a busy in-house legal department, and experience in at least one of the mainstream commercial practice areas, such as commercial contracts, technology, media, intellectual property, or corporate finance/ M&A. Sumo Group offers a variety of benefits, including a defined annual bonus scheme, ULEV car scheme, monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits, salary sacrifice pension, flexible working, 21 days free-use holiday, free dental insurance, life assurance 4x salary, income protection of 75% for 5 years, enhanced mat/paternity & adoption pay, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, payroll giving scheme, access to 4,000 Udemy courses, career development pathway, wrap parties, project completion awards, game/creative jams, big family events, studio social activities, Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group, free fruit and drinks in their studios, and an employee referral bonus
Sumo Group is one of the largest suppliers of end-to-end creative development services to the video games and entertainment industries. Comprising of veteran video game studios, an agile publishing team and an award-winning creative services studio, Sumo Group teams are delivering on ground-breaking projects across the globe.
Sumo Group currently employs over 1,500 talented team members across 18 studios in the UK, Poland, North America and India. In the UK, Sumo Group received the top level of accreditation from Best Companies in 2021, receiving a 3* World Class Award and listed as one of the Best Large Companies to Work for within the UK.
With a reputation for developing deep relationships with some of the world’s largest video game publishers, developers, platform manufacturers and entertainment brands, Sumo Group is dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security for its people, whilst delivering a first-class experience to partners and players.
There are opportunities to join the central Sumo Group team across multiple disciplines including HR, Finance, Marketing, IT and Recruitment, with industry-leading benefits and a flexible working environment.
Group Lawyer at Sumo Group.
Due to the continued growth of Sumo Group, we are on the lookout for someone to join the company’s talented legal team.
Activities are likely to include commercial contracts and licences of varying levels of complexity and value with global brands in the games, technology, and entertainment industries. You will also be required to assist with various legal matters as and when needed by the business including but not limited to data privacy considerations, such as GDPR, real estate, employment, IP, and acquisitions.
You will advise key stakeholders on legal risk and regulation and help make decisions on legal matters across all of the above. Variety is guaranteed in a rapidly growing and fast-moving organisation.
The Group continues to draw upon the specialist skills of a range of external law firms. You will play a crucial part in maintaining and developing these relationships and shaping the way legal work is resourced in the future.
Please note, this role is available on a hybrid basis at either our Sheffield, Nottingham, or Leeds studio. There will be occasional travel to other studios across the group in line with the expectations of the role.
If this role excites you, and you feel you would be a good fit but don't quite meet all the requirements we would still encourage you to apply!
What we need from you:
- You must be a UK-qualified solicitor (NQ – 2PQE) with well-supervised legal training from a respected commercial law firm or a busy in-house legal department.
- Experience in at least one of the mainstream commercial practice areas, such as commercial contracts, technology, media, intellectual property, or corporate finance/ M&A.
- High levels of drive, a sense of urgency, and responds well to pressure and deadlines.
- Experience dealing with a wide variety of requirements and have a strong ability to self-prioritise.
- Ability to identify corporate goals and develop productive relationships with non-legally qualified colleagues in order to achieve them.
What we offer:
. Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
. ULEV car scheme
. Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits
. Salary Sacrifice Pension
. Flexible Working
. 21 days free-use holiday
+ your birthday off
+ 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day
+ a duvet day
+ Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year
+ Bank Holidays
+ extra allowance accrued for longer service
. Free dental insurance
. Life Assurance 4x Salary
. Income Protection of 75% for 5 years
. Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
. Employee Assistance Programme:
. Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments
. Free financial & home buying support consultations
. Cycle to Work Scheme
. Payroll Giving Scheme
. Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
. Career Development Pathway
. Wrap Parties.
. Project Completion Awards
. Game/Creative Jams
. Big Family Events
. Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…
. Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group
. Free fruit and drinks in our studios
. Employee Referral Bonus
Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, and know that it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.
We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
More about Sumo Group:
Sumo Group is proudly founded on the pillars of Family, Security, Trust and Collaboration, and upon joining, our team members become part of a growing family of operating businesses around the world who strive to achieve wonder together.
Within the Sumo Group umbrella sits a myriad of outstanding studios and brands, including: Sumo Digital (and all subsidiary studios including The Chinese Room, Lab42 Games, PixelAnt, Red Kite Games, Atomhawk and Timbre), Secret Mode, and Auroch Digital.
Built on creativity and imagination, our staff are some of the most talented minds in the industry. We respect our colleagues, support innovation, show determination in achieving goals, take accountability for our actions, celebrate excellence and – above all – we have fun whilst doing so.
Recent releases and projects from Sumo Group businesses include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Apple Design Award winner Little Orpheus, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Rival Peak, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.
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Date found: 2023-03-01