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Paralegal, Compliance



The job is for a Paralegal to join the Legal & Public Policy team at PlayStation, a global leader in entertainment. The role involves supporting all aspects of PlayStation's ethics and compliance program, including risk assessments, due diligence submissions, and developing corporate compliance training. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 4 years of relevant Paralegal experience, knowledge of corporate compliance regulation, and strong research and organizational skills. The company offers benefits such as discretionary bonus opportunity, hybrid working, private medical insurance, and more. Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and inclusivity.

Job description

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Role overview:

You’ll work closely with the business and will be a crucial member of the Legal & Public Policy team and support for our lawyers. You’ll operate independently in appropriate matters and build strong relationships with business stakeholders and within the global Legal & Public Policy team. This will be an important element of your success in the role. A good fit will be curious and keen to learn and will love technology and being part of a team. You will be joining a well-respected team that covers a lot of ground supporting PlayStation’s business, so these roles have great potential for the right candidate to grow their level of experience, responsibility, and confidence.

What you’ll be doing:

Supporting all aspects of PlayStation’s ethics and compliance programme, including:

  • Developing and managing risk assessments in relation to anti-bribery, tax evasion and modern slavery/human trafficking.
  • Reviewing, managing, and advising on due diligence submissions from third party business partners.
  • Reviewing and managing due diligence submissions from third party business partners, advising the business where necessary.
  • Developing corporate compliance training.
  • Better understanding/monitoring of local corporate compliance legislation applicable to European subsidiaries.
  • Developing quarterly reporting and a metrics dashboard on the ethics and compliance programme risks and mitigation measures.

What we're looking for:

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant Paralegal experience – either in-house or at a law firm. 
  • Knowledge of corporate compliance regulation, including anti-bribery and corruption laws, anti-slavery laws and supply chain regulation. 
  • Understanding of the elements of an effective compliance programme.
  • Ability to collaborate closely with members of the Legal & Public Policy team globally to provide practical and pragmatic feedback for business stakeholders in a timely manner. 
  • Keeping up-to-speed with developments in the law and regulation relevant to the role and sharing knowhow as appropriate within the global Legal & Public Policy team. 
  • Strong research and organisational skills and ability to multi-task and optimally assess priorities in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to assess when to escalate to other team members. 
  • Ability to prioritise and manage projects from inception through to completion with a strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to adjust your communication style to reflect the needs of different internal audiences. 
  • Willingness to dive into ambiguous issues and situations, requiring you to be a creative problem solver. 
  • Experience in the entertainment industry and/or with technology and video games is a plus (but not essential). 


  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Hybrid Working (within Flex Modes)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Location: United Kingdom, London

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-03-11

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