Senior Legal Counsel

HomeAway is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to be based inits office in London for a 12 months maternity cover, starting 1st of October 2018.  The Senior Legal Counsel will provide advice and assistance on a range of legal subjects mainly for the HomeAway businesses conducted in the UK and Nordics.  Issues will include e-commerce, privacy, corporate and government relations. The Senior Legal Counsel will report into the Senior Director, Head of EMEA Legal Affairs who is based in Paris,France. 

Responsibilities include:

·      Advising on e-commerce and implementing strategy together with thebusiness;

·      Drafting andnegotiating  agreements (includingbut not limited to sales, marketing, advertising, supplier, inter-company);

·      Working withinternal clients to understand HomeAway products, services and strategy andacting as local “Product Counsel” to ensure the right terms, conditions andagreements minimize risks;

·      Advising on dataprotection questions withthe EI Privacy team help as they arise andimplementing strategy;

·      Monitor vacationrental and other regulations thatimpact the HomeAway business and advise and support  the governmentrelations  team;

·      Managing anyother legal tasks as they arise, which may include support on strategictransactions, litigation and tax.

Candidate Profile :

·      Lawyer qualified topractice in the UK with a minimum of 4-6 years of experience either in-house orin a reputable law-firm.

·      Experience advisinge-commerce companies.

·      German speaker aserious advantage.

·      Willing totravel on a regular basis.

Required Skills:  

·      Able to learn acomplicated and dynamic business, proactively advise on a combination of legaland business issues and have strong communication and legal counseling skillsto facilitate becoming a trusted partner of the business team.

·      Must have commonsense and able to assess key risks while maintaining strong attention to detailand technical skills.

·      Can do and hands-on attitude.

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