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Coda Platform Limited

Coda Platform Limited is hiring a Remote Legal Counsel

About Coda

Coda is the largest developer enablement platform for developers focusing on mass audience casual games. Coda’s products are used by 15.000 developers worldwide, and have delivered gaming experiences to over 200 million players since inception. Our mission is to help the best mobile gaming experiences get in front of players by enabling game creators with technology.

Experimentation, creativity and data are at the core of everything we do and we believe that we can make a lasting positive impact in peoples’ lives by empowering game creators around the world through our technology platform. We are now expanding our product offering to help our developer community easily introduce player ownership and other web3 dynamics into their games.

We are backed by world class investors, founded by a team of veterans who’ve worked together over the last decade in technology and games. The company is based in London, with over 50 team members spread out globally.

Responsibilities / About the Role

You will counsel the Coda and Infinite Arcade businesses on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters and structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial and corporate transactions. You will work directly with the business, providing day-to-day advice, advising on regulatory and privacy compliance, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.

Principal duties include providing ongoing legal counselling in a wide range of legal areas, including intellectual property, digital media, blockchain, software development, esports, tournaments and contests, and regulatory compliance, and structuring, drafting and negotiating complicated media, technology, distribution, licensing, marketing and other commercial agreements. You will be leading external counsel relationships and working across multiple jurisdictions. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Drafting and negotiating a range of contracts with third parties, including
    • Game publishing, development, and acquisition agreements
    • Marketing and promotional agreements, including user acquisition contracts, endorsement deals and influencer agreements
    • Advertising agreements
    • Work for hire contracts and consultancy agreements
  • Ad-hoc support to stakeholders across the business on commercial queries and contentious matters
  • Advising the group on intellectual property matters, including assisting on game clearances, registering group brands, and enforcing group rights
  • Corporate support work, such as due diligence on potential acquisitions and leading legal track on M&A activity
  • Deliver high quality advice on regulatory legal issues related to the structuring and offering of innovative crypto products
  • Draft customer-facing legal documents for products (eg. Terms and Conditions)
  • Liaise with specialist external counsel where appropriate - define the scope of instruction so as to minimise cost and ensure the advice received is fit for purpose
  • Handle regulatory approvals, authorisation and licences including related analysis and applications.
  • Support the business teams in the launch and development of new products and services - navigating between the commercial and regulatory worlds.

Qualifications / Skills Required

  • Qualified to practise law in England.
  • 5-7 years PQE with experience in the games space.
  • Experience gained from a reputable law firm together with relevant in-house experience.
  • Active interest in the cryptocurrency industry and its development.
  • Possess a very strong sense of team spirit and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Demonstrate an ability to navigate a complex area of law with practical and actionable advice.
  • Willing to get hands-on with challenges and help to have a leading-hand in shaping company decisions.

What we can offer you

  • To be part of a team working the on bleeding edge technology
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Work from anywhere
  • Private health insurance
  • Career development opportunities in a quickly growing company

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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