This job listing expired on Jul 13, 2023

Square Enix is seeking a qualified solicitor to help manage legal matters for its video game development and publishing operations in Europe. We work at the cutting edge of technology with some of the greatest IPs in the world such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Life Is Strange, Just Cause, and Space Invaders. This position will work closely with the development studios, marketing, and commercial teams, to advise on legal, regulatory and compliance issues across a broad range of contracts, agreements, and intellectual property matters.


Key Deliverables:

  • Draft, negotiate, review, and interpret a wide variety of contracts including development and porting, EULAs, software licenses, marketing, content licenses, vendor agreements and probably something new every day.

  • Partner with business executives to discuss and implement best practices in the digital world, and to creatively solve issues.

  • Provide legal guidance throughout the company to minimise legal risk while helping teams accomplish their goals.

  • Research and analyse legal issues, and especially keep abreast of new and changing laws affecting online business (e.g., data privacy, loot boxes, etc.).

  • Review content of games and marketing materials for copyright, trademark, publicity, or any other issues.

  • Liaise and work with Square Enix legal teams around the world.

  • Occasional business travel.

Key Stakeholders:

General Managers and others at development studios, Sales, brand, and marketing functions; licensing and merchandising teams; customer services, online team, QA and localisation; Square Enix legal teams in the United States and Japan

Knowledge & Experience:


  • Degree level of education and GDL and/or LPC passed (as applicable).

  • Private Practice training with experience in IP/Media related matters.

  • 1-3 Years Post Qualification Experience.


  • Previous work experience in software or video games.

  • International experience advantageous.

  • In-house post qualification experience within an entertainment/IP based or media company or with a firm acting for clients operating in these sectors.

Competencies, Skills & Attributes:


  • Ability to work across multiple projects, with changing requirements and priorities and to tight deadlines.

  • Strong drafting and project execution skills.

  • Very customer-focused in outlook.

  • Detail oriented without losing sight of the big picture.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to adapt styles depending on context.

  • The ability to concisely distil and summarise complex ideas.

  • Strong familiarity with trends in the video game/entertainment industries and online/mobile/digital worlds.

  • Good organisation and the ability to effectively prioritise tasks.

  • Smart, eager, and proactive with reliable judgment and a great sense of humour.


  • Japanese or another European language advantageous.



  • Follows industry trends and developments.


  • Passion for games, technology, and media/entertainment. Plays games regularly.

Our goal at Square Enix is to hire, retain, develop and promote the best talent, regardless of age, gender, race, religious, belief, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Our pledge to D&I

At Square Enix we believe in the importance of being a diverse and global company, and we stand firmly together against any forms of injustice, intolerance, harassment or discrimination. In our effort to create a truly diverse workforce, we pledge to continue to raise awareness in every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to promotions to ensure equal opportunities for all. One of our goals is to champion diversity in games and at work and work together to inspire real change.

Learning and education around D&I will be a key element for us to continue to grow as an organization. With unconscious bias training, D&I workshops and a variety of initiatives to give our employees the opportunity to be heard and be part of that change to achieve real equality. We need all our efforts to continue to build our culture of inclusion and equality.

We are also proud to partner with UKIE's Raise the Game pledge, BAME in Games and Women in Games, to name a few.

Hybrid Working Policy

Square Enix is pleased to be an employer that offers flexibility within the workplace.

We have a hybrid working policy which allows employees to work from the comfort of their home, three days per week, and in our amazing Blackfriars office for the other two.

Or, if being in the Office is your preference, you can choose three days working from our office and two days working from home. The choice is yours!