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Senior Corporate Counsel

Date: Dec 8, 2018

Location: London, GB, GB

Company: IGT

Req #: 58782

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IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.

IGT is seeking a Corporate Counsel responsible for supporting corporate capacity, enhancing corporate governance and legal compliance from a corporate English and EU law perspective.

  • Legally advise on and assist in the preparation of board and committee meetings (prepare and review materials, draft resolutions and minutes, and overlook post meeting actions);
  • Ensure all legal obligations are met for each board of directors and committee meeting;
  • Legally advise the board and committees on UK legal updates (as well as EU so long as applicable to the Company);
  • Legally advise and assist in preparation for shareholder meetings (prepare and review materials, draft resolutions and minutes);
  • Legally advise on and prepare UK annual reports and accounts in coordination with the Accounting team;
  • Legally advise on and assist with dividends, share buybacks, capital increases and share allotments in coordination with several staff Departments including Treasury and Tax;
  • Legally advise on long and short-term incentive plans for management and board members;
  • Legally advise on corporate aspects of financial documents;
  • Legally advise and assist with corporate governance policies and procedures;
  • Keep corporate books and records, identify/execute/monitor requisite company filings, prepare and maintain powers of attorney both at corporate and at UK subsidiary level;
  • Provide day to day English corporate legal advice and support on corporate contracts and affairs (share and cash award agreements, board appointment letters, etc.) and other corporate English law and company secretarial matters to ensure legal compliance in this regard.

Requirements:

  • UK Corporate law experience, possibly with additional skills on regulatory and/or contracts in general
  • A top class solicitor with at least 5 years' experience in a leading law firm (preferably) and/or in-house
  • Strong drafting and communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal issues in a clear and practical manner
  • Solid legal background to be nurtured by providing the Company’s Management and Board with meaningful regulatory and best practice updates and trends, even where not directly applicable to the Company
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to independently and reliably manage multiple tasks, including demonstrated experience to prioritize demands from multiple business clients in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work in a multi-national/multi-cultural environment
  • Experience to train resources (esp. one promising paralegal who is undergoing the attorney qualification and practice process)
  • Member in good standing, qualified to practice

 

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IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit www.igt.com.


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