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Legal Counsel - Commercial - Rugby Australia 
(Moore Park)

Rugby Australia (RA) is the governing body of Rugby Union in Australia, is looking for a strong Legal Counsel, Commercial. Reporting to the General Counsel, the role will assist in managing the Rugby Australia’s in-house legal function with a focus on commercial matters, including broadcasting, digital media, sponsorship, government, intellectual property, licensing and major events. 

This role involves broad responsibilities for transactional legal work, commercial contracts, disputes and litigation, corporate governance and the management of external legal counsel. Together with direct involvement in all aspects of Rugby AU’s legal work involving Rugby World Cup, Sevens World Series, Olympic and Commonwealth Games, Wallabies, Super Rugby, National Rugby Championship and other elite national programs.   

The Legal Counsel, Commercial’s responsibilities will be:

Research, negotiation, drafting, provision of advice, correspondence, interaction with various stakeholders and representation of the Rugby AU’s interests in relation to:

-        Commercial contracts:

A range of commercial agreements including sponsorship, licensing, venue hire, international event participation, government funding agreements, media rights, marketing, agency relationships, hospitality, ticketing, IT platforms, and social media.

-        Intellectual property management:

Registration, protection and development of intellectual property rights; advice on IP strategy and execution.

-        Litigation & Dispute Resolution:

Management of disputes and litigation across all commercial functions.

-        Corporate Governance:

Assisting the General Counsel with obligations and procedures relating to corporate governance, including corporate reporting, director’s duties, conduct of meetings, conflicts of interest and other board-related issues.

-        World Rugby & other National Unions: 

Agreements, obligations and relationships with World Rugby, SANZAAR & other National Unions, including World Rugby Laws, Regulations and Codes, Participation Agreements, Tour Agreements, Tournament Rules, etc.

-        Member Unions: 

Managing relationships with and providing support to Rugby AU’s member unions, including with respect to the Wallabies, Super Rugby, National Rugby Championship, Sevens Rugby and other national programs. 

The successful applicant will require:

  • Law Degree from a leading Australian university showing strong academic performance.
  • At least 5 years PQE, with a combination of law firm and in-house experience preferred.
  • Experience in broadcasting, digital media or the entertainment industry.
  • An ability to work autonomously as part of a small in-house legal team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and succinctly.
  • A collaborate mindset and willingness to teach and mentor junior lawyers and project managers.
  • Interest in Rugby or the sporting industry generally.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Rachel Buckling at Alternatively, you can call on +61 2 80055528 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close Monday, 12th March 2018

Rugby Australia  is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.


Coordination Officer: Greyhound Racing Victoria

Ongoing, full time position

 We have an exciting opportunity for a Coordination Officer, to join the office of General Counsel. The successful candidate will be the primary point of contact to GRV for members of the public and greyhound racing participants for complaints, FOI requests, and privacy issues. If you have excellent verbal communication and conflict management skills, strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills, don’t miss this opportunity to apply.  

Ideally, successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • Excellent self-management skills
  • Ability to deal with conflict firmly and confidently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot where required
  • Conceptual and analytical ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to implement processes and procedures outlined by the GRV guidelines 

To apply, please go to the vacancies on website, search Greyhound Racing Victoria and select the position and click 'apply now'. All applications must include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with a copy of your resume. For further information please contact Lyndall Kennedy, Manager Strategic Policy on (03) 8329 1217.

Applications close at midnight on 7 March 2018.

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is an EEO employer.   All offers of Employment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.  All employees must have the right to work in Australia.

Senior Lawyer: Lander & Rogers Lawyers


Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm. We are a principal advisor to many publicly listed and private Australian companies, Australian subsidiaries of global companies, as well as all levels of government.

We have nearly 500 people nationally, seven broad areas of practice, and we cover a diverse range of industry sectors, with a core focus on financial services, insurance, government, infrastructure, real estate, and retail and supply chain.

We are consistently independently rated by our clients as a top performing law firm in Australia — our client feedback led to us being named a finalist for Best Law Firm (revenue $50m - $200m) in the 2017 Financial Review Client Choice Awards, having won this award and Best Professional Services Firm (revenue $50m-$200m) at the 2016 awards.

Our firm believes that legal services are much more than just the law — they are about great people, sustained excellence, and exceptional client service. We have a reputation in the legal market as a provider of premium legal services, and as a sought after employer. We are renowned in Australia for our down-to-earth and supportive workplace culture.


Our market leading sport, leisure and tourism practice is totally industry-focussed and our lawyers are widely recognised as experts in this field.  Our team combines its specialist legal and risk management knowledge with a strong involvement in, and understanding of, the sport, leisure and tourism industry and the issues affecting it. This distinctive approach means we can help our clients succeed in this increasingly complex area. 


The firm now has an exciting opportunity available for a Lawyer or Senior Associate to join its Melbourne Corporate group and provide legal and commercial advice to a range of clients within the sport, leisure and tourism sectors.


To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • At least 3 years' post admission experience up to mid-level Senior Associate experience within a large/ medium sized law firm or an in house role;
  • A strong involvement in, and an understanding of, the sports industry and the issues affecting it either through previous experience as a lawyer working on sports law matters, further study in sports law or voluntary roles with sports disciplinary tribunals or sports organisations;
  • General Corporate/ Commercial experience;
  • An understanding of the Corporations Act;
  • An understanding of the Associations Incorporation Act;
  • Experience in giving 'on the spot' advice in a straight forward manner;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Ability to absorb technical detail quickly and deliver advice in clear terms to clients;
  • Passion for sport.



This is a diverse role and presents an excellent opportunity to join an established and successful firm with a down to earth and unique culture. In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and excellent technical skills, you will be mentored by an experienced Special Counsel with a high profile in the sector. You will be part of a growing team with excellent career progression prospects and enjoy a supportive environment in a firm renowned for its unique culture.

If you are interested in joining our Corporate group, please submit your CV and academic transcript to Francesca Conquest, Recruitment Manager: 

For more information about Lander & Rogers please see our website


NRL: Legal Counsel

  • 3-4 years post qualification experience or
  • 5-7 years post qualification experience

The National Rugby League Limited (NRL) is the world’s premier rugby league competition.

Based at Rugby League Central in Sydney, we currently have an opportunity for two motivated lawyers to join our legal team. 

The legal counsel will be responsible for providing legal advice and support to the NRL business across a range of commercial issues.  This is a broad, commercial legal role that will suit a lawyer with the desire and ability to work with a diverse client base across multiple areas, including commercial, litigation and intellectual property.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Legal Counsel will provide legal advice and support to the NRL business, including around the following areas:

  • commercial contracting, including in relation to sponsorship, marketing, media, licensing and service arrangements;
  • providing ad hoc advice and support to various business units including NRL digital, commercial, football and community;
  • providing advice, support and assistance in relation to claims and litigation;
  • advising in respect of the game’s intellectual property rights, including assisting in the management of the game’s trade mark portfolio;
  • managing compliance with regulatory requirements; and
  • liaising with the business, stakeholders and external legal counsel to identify and manage legal risks impacting the business or the game.


  • We are presently reviewing the structure of the team which may result in two roles becoming available.
  • These roles will suit a lawyer with 3-4 years’ post-qualification experience or with 5-7 years, ideally you will have experience working in a leading private practice and/or in-house.
  • Experience working with a diverse client base across a variety of different legal areas.
  • A demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • An ability to work autonomously and as part of a small in-house team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong time management skills.

An interest in Rugby League and/or experience in the sporting industry is also desirable but is not essential.

A full Position Description is available for shortlisted candidates.

Should you meet the above criteria as well as possess our values of Excellence, Teamwork, Inclusiveness and Courage then please apply by clicking here:

The National Rugby League is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.


Riot Games: Head of League Integrity & Governance

Founded in 2006, Riot develops, publishes and operates esports leagues for League of Legends, the most played PC Game in the world. We generally only hire Rioters who are talented individuals, aligned with our values and passionate gamers.

You are the person that owns league integrity and governance. Everything from the league rules, through to the team agreements, judicial actions and scheduling. The Oceanic esports landscape is a complicated ecosystem with many different parties striving to achieve many different things. You’re in charge of aligning all parties on shared expectations, stepping in when those expectations aren’t met and managing the conflicting natures of the ecosystem.

Detail oriented, business savvy, entrepreneurial, a sports fan, an esports fan, a gamer, logical, a clear communicator, impartial and judicious

​Further details are available to dowload from this page.  Contact Daniel Ringland with your cover letter, resume and gaming resume.

Football NSW - Legal Counsel

Football NSW is the governing body for Football and Futsal in the Australian state of New South Wales, with the exception of the northern regions of NSW. Located in Glenwood, Sydney, Football NSW is a member of the national governing body, Football Federation Australia (FFA).

This is a newly created role that reports to and assists the Head of Legal & Governance in the provision of legal advice in relation to all aspects of the business of Football NSW.  The Legal Counsel will also assist in the delivery of best practice and good corporate governance to Football NSW’s members. 

This opportunity would suit a qualified legal practitioner with at least 2-3 years' legal experience in either a reputable law firm, in-house and/or preferably in a sporting environment with exposure to all areas of law; particularly contract, corporate, intellectual property, sponsorship, venue hire, employment, insurance, litigation and general commercial matters.  Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and activities at once while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.  Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiation and relationship building skills are required, including the capacity to explain legal concepts in simple terms to people without legal experience.  Experience administering and/or appearing before disciplinary tribunals is highly desirable.

Please follow this link for full details:

WAFC Community Football Tribunal Member

In 2018, the West Australian Football Commission is establishing an independent Community Football Tribunal to hear contested Reportable Offences from Junior and Senior Community Football leagues across the Perth Metropolitan area.  The WAFC seeks to establish a pool of tribunal members to hear cases throughout the 2018 season.  The Community Football Tribunal will provide football stakeholders with a fair, clear and independent process in determining an appropriate penalty for committing Reportable Offences.

Tribunal members will be required to be available fortnightly to sit on a Tribunal which will take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday night between 1 April and 30 September 2018 and attend an induction prior to the commencement of the football season.  Tribunal members will operate on a rostered system throughout the season.

Please follow this link to submit an expression of interest:
This is a volunteer role.

For any further information please contact:

Josh Bowler
Acting Manager Community
West Australian Football Commission



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