Senior Legal Counsel Entertainment and IP

Job title : Senior Legal Counsel Entertainment and IP
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1468595
About our Client

One of the world's largest and most well-known diversified multinational entertainment and media conglomerates. Founded 100 years ago, the company has grown into a global powerhouse with a significant impact on the entertainment industry.

About the role

You will provide expert, practical, and commercial legal advice to Australia & NZ Consumer Products, Games & Publishing , Retail Marketing, and Parks & Experiences business units to support them in achieving their strategic and operational goals.
  • Draft and negotiate key consumer products, merchandise, and publishing license agreements for major franchises.
  • Ensure compliance with labor standards, product integrity, and relevant policies.
  • Provide legal enforcement of contracts and manage territory distribution permission
  • Advise on legal matters related to the online store and new retail business models.
  • Develop consumer-facing terms of sale, refund policies, and ensure compliance with local consumer laws.
  • Advise and negotiate key contracts for the retail marketing team.
  • Handle partnership agreements, exhibition licenses, in-store brand activations, and live events.
  • Manage agency agreements, competitions, trade promotions, promotional license agreements, and digital activations.
  • Support the local marketing activities of Parks & Resorts
About you

This position will suit a highly experienced IP and commercial Lawyer. Experience in an entertainment and media business or other brand and IP-driven business is highly desirable.  Alternatively practitioners from IP specific firms or teams are encouraged to apply.
  • Very strong technical legal skills in non-litigious intellectual property law and commercial contract law.
  • Knowledge and experience of Australian and NZ consumer laws related to consumer-facing marketing activities.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • High level of personal credibility and ability to engage directly with business partners.
  • Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, identifying and managing legal, regulatory, and commercial risks.
This role is exclusive to Sharp & Carter Legal, for a confidential discussion please contact Lee on 0450363147 or