PRS For Music – International Lawyer

Posted on 18th August 2022
Type Full Time
Specialism Commercial, Company / Commercial Law, Intellectual Property
Location London
Deadline 9th September 2022

Job Description

Apply here by 9 September 2022


PRS for Music are recruiting for a qualified and experienced in-house commercial Lawyer to support their international business which represents our members for the licensing of their works worldwide. This is a fulltime, permanent position.

The successful applicant will be well educated with strong interpersonal, communication ad stakeholder management skills, with solid commercial experience gained in either private practice or in-house. The role remit spans across a range of commercial matters covering IP. Copyright including reviewing and drafting of international contracts.

To conduct commercial negotiations and draft commercial agreements including reciprocal agreements with international societies, service agreements, data sharing agreements and NDAs. To provide legal advice to the business in relation to a wide range of commercial matters including copyright and trademark issues, data protection, privacy, marketing and general commercial contractual issues

To ensure the process for assessing the grant of PRS rights to entities pursuant to the PRS Rights Policy complies with the commitments given by PRS to the European Commission.

To provide advice in relation to brand management queries and IP litigation matters, where required.

About the Legal team

PRS for Music are a company founded on a legal concept and the Legal team is at the heart of everything they do. The company’s in-house law firm with industry experts providing specialist legal advice across all areas of the business. They are a grounded, solutions orientated group that strives to embrace a values led culture; and they organise themselves around the “5Cs” of Corporate, Commercial, Contentious, Compliance and Copyright. They do strategy, policy, governance and anti-piracy as well as the nuts and bolts of legal work. PSR for Music focus on continuing to develop their diverse team into essential business partners.

About You

-> Qualified solicitor, with a minimum of 2 years PQE gained in-house and/or in private practice with relevant technology experience.

-> Good working knowledge of intellectual property law and drafting commercial contracts.

-> Experience gained in-house and/or in private practice of advising on IP, commercial, data, privacy and international law.

-> Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to build strong relationships with all colleagues and stakeholders.

-> Knowledge of the music industry would be advantageous.

Person Profile

-> Ability to analyse and summarise the application of complex legal issues to PRS for Music and to communicate those issues effectively both inside and outside the organisation.

-> Ability to work under pressure to meet critical internal and external deadlines.

-> Excellent written skills, presentational skills and attention to detail.

-> Understanding of business and how to add value outside of the legal remit

-> Understands the importance of a working culture based on values.


-> Degree level qualification (2:1 (or above) LLB in Law or equivalent)

-> A minimum of 2 years PQE

About Us

PRS for Music operates at the centre of the UK music industry and is one of the leading music rights organisations globally. They undertake collective rights management on behalf of over 160,000 members. They protect and optimise the value of rights entrusted to us, distributing royalties with market leading transparency and efficiency when music is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV.

Why PRS?

PRS care. They will help you grow throughout your career and invest in your development. Lawyers at PRS have gained invaluable industry experience working on their matters and have been sponsored on specialist courses (e.g. post graduate diplomas in copyright and competition law) as well privacy qualifications (e.g. CIPP/E) and business/management courses including MBAs and equivalent.

The company has worked hard at PRS for Music to create a culture where each colleague can bring their true selves to work and thrive.

PRS want you to have the work/life balance you need, so their flexible working approach covers both location and hours. You can work with your manager to find the hours that work best for you, as long as you are available for meetings when needed. PRS even provide the opportunity twice a year to work remotely, for up to a month at a time, in the UK or abroad.

PRS love music and host events so they can socialise as a team and share their passion. From their legendary Christmas Gig and PRS Presents to quizzes, drag queen bingo, comedy nights and team socials. Wellbeing is high on the agenda with a full programme of events, webinars, and initiatives, plus a team of Mental Health First Aiders to ensure everyone is happy, healthy and engaged.

Apply here by 9 September 2022

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