Sr. Managing Counsel - Litigation

Sr. Managing Counsel - Litigation

Booking.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

As Sr Managing Counsel - Litigation, you will be part of the LPA (Legal & Public Affairs) department liaising closely with Privacy, Commercial and Public Affairs, as well as Booking Holdings and its sister companies. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing general oversight of litigation in which Booking.com is involved, as well as monitoring developments in the field of litigation that could affect our business. The individual must be able to quickly understand the impact of potential litigation on our business, as well as be able to set a fresh, new, effective litigation strategy.

Overall, our Sr Managing Counsel - Litigation position offers a very unique opportunity for a lawyer with a strong litigation background (and interest!) who is seeking a highly visible, creative, entrepreneurial and strategic role with a platform for global impact within an international company.

As the Sr Managing Counsel - Litigation you will be responsible for:

  • Bringing both legal advice and strategy to the table: focusing on litigation;
  • Working directly with the Chief Legal Officer, as well as the rest of the Leadership Team within the LPA department and other senior stakeholders across Booking.com and Booking Holdings;
  • Acting as the go-to person for all questions related to litigation cases for Booking Holdings, Finance and Auditors;
  • Acting as the clearing house to determine what litigious matters need to be reported internally and/or to Booking Holdings and/or auditors;
  • Managing the company's litigation log and coordinating report-outs to external auditors and other stakeholders as appropriate; managing 3 to 4 impactful Litigation cases;
  • Developing and implementing playbooks and templates related to alternative dispute resolution and e-discovery;
  • Improving day-to-day activities to increase quality of processes and/or products;
  • Monitoring and strategically advising on current on-going litigation procedures in several countries;
  • Keeping up to date with global trends related to class actions and other litigious claims that could affect our business;
  • Carrying out risk management assessment, including reporting duties, relationship with controllership, auditors and local financial processes (accrual related activities and financial reporting duties) relevant for litigation;
  • Ensuring the wider team is aligned with the different on-going cases and advising the business accordingly.

The ideal Sr Managing Counsel - Litigation will have:

  • 8+ years’ hands-on experience as a Litigation Counsel/Lawyer (in-house is beneficial) with a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree;
  • Familiarity with complex, cross-border litigation, arbitration and class actions procedures in different jurisdictions (EU and US/Canadian experience is mandatory);
  • The ability, knowledge and experience to address international litigation risk proactively and reactively;
  • Experience with how to take provisions and SEC disclosure rules (10Q); hands-on experience and knowledge of e-discovery (mandatory);
  • Experience in the management of the relationship with - and selection of - outside counsels and auditors;
  • Top-class communication skills with the ability to confidently influence and persuade senior stakeholders;
  • Ability to work cross functionally combined with the ability to push decisions: excellent Project Management skills;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise based on deadlines set by external parties;
  • Ability to work independently in combination with being a true team player who enjoys knowledge sharing;
  • A proactive nature and entrepreneurial mindset: able to solve complex legal issues with efficiency and pragmatism;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English - additional languages are highly appreciated.

Further skills we are looking for:

  • Aligning with Booking.com’s Values (Think Customer First, Succeed Together, Own It, Learn Forever, Do the Right Thing);
  • Being curious, flexible, and a creative & pragmatic problem solver;
  • Confident yet collaborative;
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels within the organization;
  • Being proactive, resilient and having the drive to get things done;
  • Having sound judgement and the ability to see the big picture and simultaneously appreciate the details necessary to operationalize the strategy;
  • Having the courage to take positions and make tough judgment calls;
  • Being a team player, self aware and a good listener - a diverse group will always find the best solution;
  • Ability to move with agility, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines;
  • Forward thinking with an interest in emerging issues in legal and policy.

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