Commercial Lawyer


PGA European Tour







Practice Area:



United Kingdom


1-2 Year PQE

Work city:

Wentworth, UK


12-Month FTC

European Tour

Reporting to: Head of Legal

Role Type: 12-Month FTC

Based at: Wentworth.

Department: Legal & Compliance

The European Tour

The European Tour is ‘Driving Golf Further’ through our guiding principles of being innovative, inclusive, and global.

We are driving innovation in golf through the creation of award-winning content, pioneering tournament formats and the use of the latest technology and fan engagement. We are committed to engaging new audiences whilst respecting the tradition of our sport.

We are committed to include all who share a love for the game of golf. We are passionate about a closer collaboration with the women’s game, disability golf and promoting the health benefits of playing golf.

Since the European Tour was formed in 1972, players from 36 different countries have won tournaments, while our live broadcast reaches more than 490 million homes in more than 150 countries every week, generating in excess of 2,200 global broadcast hours for each event.

Role Summary

We are looking to recruit an experienced lawyer, to join the European Tour’s legal team. Reporting to the Head of Legal, the Commercial Lawyer will be responsible for providing day-to-day legal support and guidance on a broad range of business issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commercial contracts (e.g. sponsorship agreements, venue agreements, event staging arrangements, merchandising and licensing, appointment of contractors and suppliers)
  • Tournament ticketing and accreditation and related terms and conditions
  • Intellectual property/trademarks
  • Regulatory issues/Member regulations
  • Governance and compliance matters more generally (e.g. GDPR/data protection, Modern Slavery, anti-bribery/anti-corruption)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 1-2 years’ PQE
  • Strong educational background and legal training
  • Experience in an in-house legal environment preferred but not essential.

On a personal level, the candidate must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be comfortable working in a small team and rolling up their sleeves; have good interpersonal skills; and be committed and hardworking. Key attributes will be professionalism; organisational skills; empathy; and integrity. An interest in golf is a bonus but is not a pre-requisite.

You’ll Receive

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday (pro-rated for fixed term or part time)
  • 10% Employer Pension (after 3 months service)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Potential for bonus eligibility.

How to Apply

LawInSport Recruitment have been retained as exclusive agents for this position.
All unsolicited, third party introductions will be forwarded directly to our team.

To apply for this position please send your updated CV to or click apply at the top of the page.

The European Tour especially welcomes applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities. We are working hard to increase diversity within our organisation, as we know that improved diversity will lead to greater things and help drive golf further.

The European Tour promote diversity, equality, and inclusion. We ensure that we make employment decisions by matching our business needs with skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.




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