Job Description

Global Legal Lead - Web3 and Metaverse

Location: UK

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Career Level:  Senior Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skills and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

"Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us." – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

Accenture defines Metaverse as an evolution of the internet that moves users beyond browsing to participating, in an experience that spans between the real and the virtual world. It can create a range of new experiences to consumers and transform businesses, organisations and communities around the world.

Accenture has just launched the Metaverse Continuum, a business group that will help our clients set strategies to drive business transformation using the Metaverse, and to build and operate Metaverse capabilities for our clients, including world-building and consumer engagement, content management, marketplace development, blockchain, 3D commerce, extended reality, digital twins, trust and safety and ecosystem and community development.

Could you see yourself being part of a legal team that helps the business to make these things happen?

We are a diverse team and our team’s mission is to help our business to grow in a responsible, inclusive, and sustainable way, by providing early-stage legal advice and support in relation to the key business strategies and priorities.

GLOBAL LEGAL LEAD – Web3 and Metaverse

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessments of new service and product offerings relating to Web3 and metaverse and help the Metaverse Continuum business prepare those offerings for market.

  • Identify legal and regulatory risks and develop mitigation and self-regulating governance strategies, in collaboration with colleagues across the business, GSL and the wider Accenture Legal.

  • Support the Metaverse Continuum business’ growth strategy including in the evaluation of prospective acquisition targets and development of post-merger integration strategy.

  • Help to enable other Legal teams across Accenture, such as through developing contracting guidance, providing subject matter expert support on individual deals, and designing compliance frameworks.



Qualifications

Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in a corporate or law firm setting, with a preference for prior experience advising on the development of new product or service offerings.

  • Ability to analyze sophisticated facts and situations to provide risk assessments and recommend mitigation strategies.

  • Understanding or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes as required for the offerings.

  • Ideally some prior experience with Web3 and metaverse enabling technologies, such as AR/VR, 5G, geolocation, IoT/Edge computing, distributed ledger technology (e.g., blockchain), and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML).

  • Other relevant experience includes digital content production and licensing, multiplayer online gaming / virtual worlds, digital advertising, e-commerce and consumer goods & services industry.

  • Track record of developing trusted advisor relationships with senior business leaders.

  • Experience shaping deals and evaluating innovative commercial models.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Dedication to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace.

  • Abilities to connect with, influence and collaborate across multiple teams and partners, and to engage and build a sense of belonging and common purpose in a team.

  • Resilient, flexible approach to problem solving; capable of keeping things in perspective.

  • Focus on analysis of the business, guidance to the right business and legal teams, industrialization of processes.

  • Open to learning, working with and understand cross-cultures and locations throughout the Accenture global organization.

Education and Qualifications

Education: JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification and admitted to the bar (or local equivalent); in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Song, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

Closing Date for Applications 30/06/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

Locations

London,Manchester

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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