Vice President, Legal Affairs

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/12/2023 10:54 AM)
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Location: London, England 


Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.  


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WildBrain CPLG is a world-leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency with 20 offices worldwide. Since 1972 we have been providing our partners with dedicated licensing and marketing professionals and fully integrated retail, creative & product development, legal and accounting services.  


We are looking to add to our talented team of innovators that can help us manage some of the most profitable and enduring brands in the world! We believe that our partnerships are about clarity, openness, and trust, and we are widely known for our no-nonsense, straightforward approach. Come join us! 


About the role 


We are looking for a lawyer to join WildBrain’s global business and legal affairs team and, following a transition period, lead the WildBrain CPLG business and legal affairs function as part of WildBrain CPLG’s senior management team. Reporting to the General Counsel of WildBrain, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all legal and business affairs aspects across WildBrain CPLG’s global operations, including managing a high-performing contracts management team and providing excellent, strategic, and proactive legal support and advice on agency representation agreements, rights acquisitions and exploitation, intellectual property and brand protection matters, corporate organizational support, and statutory and corporate compliance.



  • Providing sound legal advice and collaborating with the WildBrain CPLG senior management team and staff to achieve strategic short and long-term priorities
  • Negotiating, drafting and providing strategic and timely advice on representation and master license agreements with brand owner / licensor partners
  • Interfacing with licensors to negotiate complex license agreements with proposed licensees
  • Overseeing, managing and supporting a high-performing contracts management team, and companywide pipeline / contract workflows
  • Managing statutory compliance for WildBrain CPLG’s operations, including competition laws, Treaty of Rome, and corporate statutes
  • Corporate organizational and other legal support for WildBrain’s UK and international entities and offices
  • Advising on various intellectual property / brand protection matters and parallel imports and counterfeits
  • Liaising with and instructing external counsel on foreign jurisdiction legal matters
  • Collaborating with WildBrain’s global business and legal affairs team to ensure effective legal coverage and support across its content creation, audience engagement and global licensing businesses



  • Proven legal and business judgement to make sounds decisions and effectively problem-solve
  • Positive, professional team player who can work independently, reliably, and efficiently
  • Proactive, creative, and practical; solutions-oriented to complex issues
  • Excellent drafting, time management and organizational skills to consistently deliver high quality, reliable work while meeting tight timelines
  • Curiosity and a desire to take on new and exciting challenges in a growth-oriented business and rapidly evolving environment
  • Qualified lawyer in the United Kingdom; experience in merchandising and licensing considered an asset


What We Offer 

Working at WildBrain CPLG is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. Some of the perks we have are private insurance, income protection, gym subsidies, bonus time off, employee share programmes and flexible working.  


Our commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain CPLG. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.  


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain CPLG accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. 


About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain CPLG 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers. 


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more! 


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