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Sports Business Affairs Executive - Global Football


London, United Kingdom 05-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organisations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations.

Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for nine consecutive years, CAA represents more than 3,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, executive search, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.
Our London office is now hiring for a Sports Business Affairs Executive to support our Sports Agents and Executives across our European and global football business. The ideal candidate must be thorough, detail-oriented, flexible, self-driven and collaborative.

Although not an exhaustive list, the role will include the following:
• Assist and support the Senior Business Affairs Executive working with CAA's global football business.
• Draft and review documentation relating to football transfers and Intermediary/Agent arrangements.
• Research and advice on football regulatory and compliance queries.
• Support the management of internal compliance and governance procedures within the football business.
• Assist with commercial agreements and other basic legal documents for the football business.
• Monitor legal developments and update template documents to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and best practice in the football business.
• Support on litigious matters in a range of forums related to football.

• Strong academic background: Undergraduate degree in Law 2:1 or above and if undergraduate degree is not in law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) at a commendation level or higher.
• Legal Practice Course (LPC) at commendation level or higher.
• Qualified lawyer (at least 2+ years PQE).
• Background in litigation and disputes/regulatory/sports law, either in-house or in private practice.
• Some experience in football transactions (transfers and player contracts) is desirable advising either on the club side or agents/players.
• Strong organisational skills and attention to detail/accuracy.
• Ability to provide manage time effectively and work independently to meet demands of the organisation.
• Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy a team-oriented approach to work.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and Adobe Acrobat.

Please ensure you provide complete and legible information in your application. An incomplete application may affect your consideration for employment.

Creative Artists Agency (''CAA'') is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and creating a workplace culture in which diversity and inclusion is valued and everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As part of our zero-tolerance approach to discrimination in any form, you and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or any other legally recognised protected basis under UK law.

Please inform CAA's Recruitment Department if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6yo90-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.