Legal Counsel

At ESL FACEIT Group, we bring moments of magic and provide skills for thrills to hundreds of millions of people, every single day. We pride ourselves on having enabled and empowered the global esports industry for more than two decades –

Creating a World Where Everybody can be Somebody”.

Our Passion, Craft, and DNA are to create and shape the world of esports, gaming tournaments, leagues, and events through our millions of players, fans, heroes, through our people, and culture. That is our Superpower and now we are interested in yours! This is one of many reasons why EFG is a magical workplace where anything is possible and where you will thrive and experience a game-changing career.

Are you ready for a Game-Changing Career Experience?

As Legal Counsel at EFG, you are surrounded by some of the brightest minds in gaming. Our hierarchies are flat, and your ideas and opinions are constantly in demand. Each day will be met with complex and challenging tasks we are going to solve together. Quick decision-making allows us to create products & events which shape and define the nature of the esports market. We value team chemistry and teamwork above anything else, creating a friendly and fast-paced work environment.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to provide general legal advice to the internal teams, including a review of general terms and conditions for NDAs and other contracts. This position will administer legal processes and procedures to protect EFG’s legal and business interests in line with business needs, established legal framework, standards, applicable laws, and regulations. The Legal Counsel will be part of the In-house Legal team for EFG (ESL, Faceit, and DreamHack) and the point of contact for colleagues and our partners’ opposing counsel.

The Legal Counsel reports to our Vice President of Legal and is a part of our Global EFG Legal team. The ideal candidate for this position will reside in Germany.

What you’ll do:

  • Draft, review, negotiate and amend Global agreements for the ESL Faceit Group (EFG)
  • In the EFG Global Legal team tasks will also include providing internal legal advice on all corporate and legal matters related to the worldwide group entities of EFG including talent agreements, sponsorship, and game publisher agreements.
  • Research, analyze and interpret proposed/existing laws and regulations to assess and mitigate risks for EFG from a legal perspective
  • Liaise with opposing counsel of our partners to align on contract details
  • Represent the interests of EFG while negotiating and applying company policies from a legal perspective
  • Management and registration of the trademarks of EFG
  • General administrative work, e.g. filing contracts to the contracts database of EFG (Google Drive/DocuSign), uploading contracts to DocuSign for eSignature


What you need:

  • Fully qualified to practice law in at least one EU jurisdiction, preferably Germany
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant work experience, either at a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with IP law and/or media law and/or IT law
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in the English language, both spoken and written
  • Affinity for esports and gaming a plus