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Senior Legal Group Counsel for one of the leading international online travel agency groups in the world, headquartered in Barcelona (Spain).

Confidencial / Barcelona. / Referencia Iterlegis: IT/LAW/312/18

Senior Legal Group Counsel for one of the leading international online travel agency groups in the world, headquartered in Barcelona (Spain).

We are recruiting a Senior Legal Group Counsel for one of the leading international online travel agency groups in the world and one of Europe's largest e-commerce companies, for it to provide legal advice and support to the overall business of the company in Spain and other jurisdictions. The candidate must have at least 10 years of relevant professional experience in top national or international law firms and as in-house counsel in a company. It shall be capable of generally advising on any legal matter relating to commercial law, contracting, consumer, agency/distribution law and compliance; EU focused. Excellent level of English at a professional level, both spoken and written, is required. Knowledge of Italian and/or German will be an asset.

Cliente

Our client is one of the leading online travel agencies groups in the world and one of Europe's largest e-commerce companies, headquartered in Barcelona (Spain). It operates in the online travel agency sector and is listed in the Spanish Stock Market. It is a highly innovating and digitally-friendly company, embracing experimentation and actively seeking out new opportunities within the e-commerce market.

Under its four leading online travel agency brands, it serves across 43 markets and provides more than 18,5 million customers with the best deals in regular flights, low-cost airlines, hotels, cruises, car rental, dynamic packages, holiday packages and travel insurance. It aims to make travel easier, more accessible and at a better value for its customers through its consumer insight, innovative technology and market leadership.

It is currently searching for a Senior Legal Group Counsel to partner with its General Counsel and business teams in Barcelona, providing strategic and legal advice for the business.

Descripción del puesto

As Senior Legal Group Counsel, the candidate will provide strategic and legal advice for the business on its daily legal matters. It shall be EU focused, and have strong business acumen and experience in complex commercial negotiations.

In particular, it shall be expert in: (i) Contracting law: reviewing, drafting and negotiating all types of commercial contracts, including, but not limited to distribution agreements, agency agreements, partnership agreements with the company's key suppliers, NDA's, and other commercial agreements in support of the company's sales and business development teams; (ii) Consumer law; and (iii) Agency/Distribution law; and (iv) Compliance. It shall be friendly with the digital, e-commerce, consumer, retail, technology and/or innovation sector.

The candidate will provide multi-jurisdictional legal advice to any department within the business, acting as a real business partner

It shall assure compliance and provide advice regarding risks associated with various business opportunities.

The candidate will be involved in, and in charge of managing and coordinating projects at a national and international level. It will work closely with the other in-house counsels of the company whom comprise the legal team; those in Barcelona and in other European jurisdictions (mainly France, UK, Germany and Italy). It will also collaborate with various business owners and legal colleagues to develop process improvements, templates and operational policies. The candidate will additionally deal with and coordinate external law firms advising the company.

In terms of reporting, it will directly report to the General Counsel based in the Barcelona headquarters (Spain). Finally, the candidate will be available to travel from time to time, mainly across Europe.

Perfil

We are recruiting an EU lawyer (not necessarily Spanish Qualified) with at least 10 years of relevant professional experience in top national or international law firms and as in-house counsel in a company, advising on any legal matter, including but not limited to commercial law, contracting, consumer, agency/distribution law and compliance. The lawyer shall be EU focused, and preferably coming from the digital, e-commerce, consumer, retail, technology and/or innovation sector. Capable of proactively monitoring and following-up relevant legal developments and identifying the potential impact on the business. Ensuring appropriate follow-up, in close cooperation with the General Counsel of the company and the in-house legal team.

Excellent level of English at a professional level, both spoken and written, is required. Knowledge of Italian and/or German will be an asset.

The candidate will join a dynamic and cohesive team of young, talented professionals from multicultural environments with an open, flexible and respectful working atmosphere. It shall be passionate about travel and capable of upfronting the new challenges that can quickly shift the digital and e-commerce sector. A very rigorous senior legal professional, who has an eye for details but at the same time is efficient and capable of working on a dynamic and demanding environment. A real business acumen, used to solving complex legal matters providing creative and sound advice to the business, participating of its strategy to achieve its objectives and being a partner to it.

Leadership and business management skills are also key for this role. The candidate shall be capable of transmitting legal awareness to the organization, and willing to have impact on the business. It shall also have excellent communication, negotiation and drafting skills, and will be used to dealing with different business departments at all levels, including at stakeholders level. Being able to speak up and communicate effectively. To identify potential risks and upfront these.

It shall also have good interpersonal skills: the ease in the relationship with people is also indispensable. Flexible and creative: a “problem solver” with a “can do” attitude, being able to creatively transform legal issues into business opportunities, and constantly transform its way of working. With analytical skills and a clear focus on business and results.

The candidate will assume full responsibility over its matters, working autonomously, and partnering with the General Counsel while also being a team player and a reliable business partner. At the same time, it will generate confidence within the legal team and impact at all levels of the business. Finally, it shall be highly committed with the company and the sense of ethics, values and professionalism.

Oferta

Our client offers you a unique opportunity to join one of the world’s largest international online travel agency companies, and provide legal advice in an exciting and innovative business, working on a varied range of legal matters in a challenging, dynamic and multicultural environment. You will participate and influence business decisions, and will be part of a highly qualified international legal team. You will benefit from an open, flexible and respectful working atmosphere, and will receive a very interesting remuneration package in line with your profile.

¿Le interesa?

Póngase en contacto con Ares García Cueto a través de correo electrónico ares.garciacueto@iterlegis.es o llame de manera confidencial al (+34) 93.492.34.11. Indique el número de referencia (IT/LAW/312/18).

Para enviar su CV, es imprescindible que lo haga a través de la página web de Iterlegis, pestaña “CV Online”.

Póngase en contacto con del Coto Marta a través de correo electrónico marta.delcoto@iterlegis.es o llame de manera confidencial al (+34) 93.492.34.11. Indique el número de referencia (IT/LAW/312/18).

Para enviar su CV, es imprescindible que lo haga a través de la página web de Iterlegis, pestaña “CV Online”.