Legal Counsel, Corporate M&A/Corporate Real Estate (4 to 7 PQE) – Hospitality MNC

Posted 24 March 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

Our client is a leading hospitality brand renowned for its exceptional service and commitment to providing unforgettable experiences to its guests worldwide. With a strong presence in the international market, we pride ourselves on innovation, integrity, and a passion for delivering excellence in every aspect of our business.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Legal Counsel to join our esteemed international legal team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive legal support across various aspects of our operations, with a focus on corporate transactions, M&A, and real estate matters. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with a well-established brand in the hospitality industry and engage in a diverse range of legal challenges and opportunities.

  • Provide expert legal advice and support on corporate transactions, M&A activities, and real estate matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, including contracts related to hospitality management agreements, acquisitions, joint ventures, leases, and other corporate transactions.
  • Conduct legal due diligence and risk assessments for potential transactions and business initiatives, providing strategic recommendations to senior management.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and external advisors to facilitate seamless execution of transactions and resolve legal issues in a timely manner.
  • Stay abreast of legal developments and industry trends relevant to the hospitality sector, proactively identifying potential risks and opportunities for the organization.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of corporate policies, procedures, and best practices to enhance legal compliance and mitigate risks.

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from a reputable institution; admission to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction(s) is required.
  • 4 to 7 years of post-qualification experience (PQE) in a reputable law firm or in-house legal department, with a focus on corporate M&A, corporate real estate, or related practice areas.
  • Demonstrated expertise in structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions, with a strong understanding of corporate law, contract law, and real estate law.
  • Prior experience working with hospitality brands or owners is highly desirable and will be viewed favorably.
  • Exceptional analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders across different time zones.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong business acumen and a proactive approach to problem-solving, with a commitment to delivering high-quality legal services and adding value to the organization.