Sr Legal Counsel - Product

Sr Legal Counsel - Product

Booking.com

Amsterdam or London

As Sr Legal Counsel, Product, you will assist across the team, partnering with the business on problem solving and legal matters, regulatory assessments, as well as assisting other members of the Legal & Public Affairs team in seeking to apply legal and regulatory requirements globally.

In this global role, you will be responsible for the initial assessment of requests from support across the business and will deal directly with stakeholders to clarify, interpret and understand requests. You will maintain accurate and comprehensive records of interactions, formal responses, and regulatory obligations.

You will bring to the other members of the Legal & Public Affairs team matters requiring escalation, collaboration or further analysis - although you will also spend much of your time acting independently and collaborating directly with business and operational counterparts.

In your capacity as a member of the Product Counsel team of Booking.com you will also provide hands-on support to the other Product Counsels in the team in assessing, responding and supporting inquiries from Product teams across the company. You will also assist other members of the team in identifying efficient and scalable means of engaging the broader product community at Booking.com.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establish an effective means of receiving, interpreting and responding to requests for Product Counsel support from across the business
  • Assist other members of the LPA team in managing material escalations and matters that have high strategic value, or material risk or exposure to the company collaboratively
  • Assist other members of the LPA team in managing regulatory compliance and litigation
  • Liaising with the Compliance team in maintaining the Regulatory Change Management Program as required
  • Respond to Product Owner queries and help coordinate requests for input and legal advice for various Product Initiatives from across Booking.com that are generated by our internal risk assessment processes
  • Carrying out other tasks as required to enhance the effectiveness of the Product & FinTech team

Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent of education and related experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a legal role or with a legal qualification
  • Innovative: the ability to meet complex challenges with innovative solutions that will apply successfully across multiple practice areas and jurisdictions
  • Ability to empathise with the regulatory expectations of regulators, review output and communicate with fluidity and precision in dealings with regulators or plaintiffs in adverse litigation
  • Curiosity about and interest in exploring legal technologies and tech-enabled efficiencies; experience with multiple legal tech solutions is a plus
  • Expertise in data presentation in regulatory contexts
  • Very strong organizational and project management skills. Capable of handling multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • A natural problem-solver and strategic thinker, comfortable with ambiguity and able to bring structure to challenging situations
  • Someone who is always looking for opportunities to drive efficiency through appropriate use of the right technologies
  • Strong communication skills, particularly clear and concise written communication
  • A natural at building consensus and working with multiple stakeholders to drive projects to completion

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)
  • Ability to make risk-based decisions and to escalate high risks to management
  • Being curious, flexible, and a creative & pragmatic problem solver
  • Ability to contribute to and manage legal projects
  • Confident yet collaborative
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels within the organisation
  • Being proactive, resilient and having the drive to get things done
  • Having sound judgment and the ability to see the big picture and simultaneously appreciate the details necessary to operationalise 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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