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Legal Counsel - Corporate Law (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Corporate Functions
Job field:  Legal
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Jan 20, 2023

HRS AS A COMPANY

HRS is reinventing the way businesses and governments work, stay and pay in today’s dynamic global marketplace. HRS’ advanced platform technology is extending its reach beyond hospitality to meetings, office space management, payment efficiency and crisis recovery.

Beyond cost savings in the global post-pandemic economy, HRS clients gain from an unrivaled focus on essential aspects including safety, security and satisfaction.

HRS is also recognized for its 
award-winning Green Stay Initiative, technology that helps corporate hotel programs achieve their NetZero targets, and its groundbreaking Crew & Passengers Solution, which leverages automation to elevate experiences for air and rail operations.

Founded in 1972, HRS works with 35 percent of the global Fortune 500, as well as the world’s leading hotel chains, regional hospitality groups and payment providers.

 

 

BUSINESS UNIT

HRS’ legal team is a central service provider in the HRS group dedicated to deliver solid, pragmatic and fast legal advice to senior management and all key functions of the HRS business worldwide.

 

 

POSITION

This is an opportunity to develop expert role within the HRS’ legal team. We are seeking a confident, curious and self-motivated lawyer based in Germany (ideally Cologne area) to join the growing HRS Legal team who will work closely with others stakeholders in the global HRS organization. This is a generalist role with a high focus on corporate affairs such as corporate housekeeping and transactional projects.

 

CHALLENGE

 

  • Support, manage and document all corporate matters and transactions for all HRS group companies (corporate housekeeping), e.g. adjustment of articles, by-laws, appointment/ dismissal of managing directors, shareholder resolutions etc.
  • Advise and support M&A activities in collaboration with finance department
  • Review and negotiate financing agreements
  • Provide well-reasoned, yet practical legal advice on a wide-range of legal and business matters and processes
  • Contribute to new policies, procedures, training, and templates with the goal of fostering efficiency and compliance
  • Provide sound legal advice in other fields of the law e.g. intellectual property, privacy, competition law
  • Together with business owners, interact with insurance brokers
  • Manage daily legal matters and disputes independently

 

 

FOR THIS EXCITING MISSION YOU ARE EQUIPPED WITH...

  • 3-7 years post qualified experience
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and legal drafting in English
  • Qualified lawyer/attorney with current entitlement to practice
  • Strong academic credentials, top-tier law firm experience plus prior in-house and significant corporate and commercial experience
  • Experience in handling corporate secretarial matters. This role will be the primary contact for all issues for related to HRS group companies worldwide
  • Expertise and proven experience in financing matters, M&A transactions and general corporate aw
  • Willingness to take ownership for other legal topics areas like data protection, competition law, anti-trust, or banking regulatory
  • Interest in technology and fast-pace innovations
  • A structured, independent and goal-oriented working style - focusing on fast and flawless execution
  • Proactive, self-driven and hands-on with a core ability to solve – not only flag - problems, make the complex simple and standardize workflows and processes
  • Ability to work independently from intake through execution and work closely with business partners and external advisors, notaries, providers
  • Ability to forge trusted relationships and collaborate with colleagues around the world
  • Experience with travel industry is a plus, but not mandatory
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • A good sense of optimism and humor

 

PERSPECTIVE

Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.

 

LOCATION, MOBILITY, INCENTIVE

The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  16558


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