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Legal Counsel

  • 2F-1 Business Center 9, Philexcel Business Park, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines, 2023
  • Legal - General
  • Full Time

Put the World on Vacation

At Travel + Leisure Co. our mission is simple: to put the world on vacation. We turn vacation inspiration into exceptional travel experiences through nearly 20 of the world’s leading travel brands under Wyndham Destinations, Panorama, and Travel + Leisure Co. Together we’re shaping the future of the travel industry by creating new possibilities for vacationers. That’s part of what makes our work fun and interesting. Every day is a chance to learn something new and influence the global business. 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Include but not limited to:

  • Assist the sales and marketing departments with new initiatives, programs, the establishment of new locations and be involved generally in their projects.
  • Review, negotiate and draft commercial, banking and property (including timeshare) acquisition agreements, licences and hotel and resort management contracts. 
  • Assist in the preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts, including negotiations and drafting of contracts.
  • Assist in the review and drafting of disclosure documents and consumer contracts.
  • Review sales and marketing collaterals to ensure compliance with applicable laws, company policies and applicable governing documents.
  • Review, administer and prepare monthly product knowledge and compliance tests for the Asia sales staff.
  • Support the timely implementation, maintenance, and evolution of various initiatives to ensure compliance with privacy and data protection laws and regulations across various jurisdictions including policy and procedure documents, training with key stakeholders and regulatory liaison on any privacy or data security matters.
  • Assist the global IT, Privacy & Information Management team to conduct Privacy Risk/Impact Assessments of vendors and changes to/new business initiatives and manage information security and privacy incidents and investigations throughout Asia Pacific.
  • Prepare and negotiate a wide range of agreements (from both the licensor and licensee sides) including technology services, purchase agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and telecommunications agreements; prepare and negotiate and/or assist others related to other commercial agreements.
  • Assist the Legal and Compliance team where necessary in the compliance monitoring activities on a monthly, quarterly and ad hoc basis.
  • Develop systems and processes to streamline document flows in business.
  • Assist with Corporate Secretarial functions, including the drafting, review and lodging of relevant Directors’ resolutions and annual reports.
  • Prepare and manage template documents.
  • Contract Database entry and reporting for all contracts handled by the Legal and Compliance team in Asia, ensuring expiring and new contracts are assigned to a lawyer and following up to ensure amendments and terminations are finalised and documented appropriately within the Contract Database.
  • Conduct legal research.
  • Display innovation through inspiring, creating and improving processes and products.
  • Show integrity in all aspects of the position by doing the right thing, taking responsibility and delivering on the promise.
  • Display leadership values by ensuring effective communication and respecting your peers and managers.  Support others within the team and empower each other wherever possible.

KEY POSITION CRITERIA:

  • Have at least 5 years post graduate legal experience in a law firm or in-house legal.
  • Ability to exercise sound legal judgment in a commercial environment and display prompt problem solving skills.
  • Good working knowledge of privacy, data retention and e-discovery laws and best practices.
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating and finalizing a broad range of commercial and property contracts in particular related to hospitality, tourism and vacation ownership industries.
  • High level oral and written communication skills in English and Tagalog. Proficiency in another Asian language will be an advantage, although not a requirement.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast pace environment.
  • Confidence and ability to communicate and advise all levels of the business up to and including the President and Managing Director on relevant legal matters.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies.
  • High level computer skills, in particular high level of expertise with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Flexible team player with strong organisational skills, tenacity, initiative and decision making abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise a diverse and constant work flow and so that internal client needs are satisfied.
  • Support others within the team and operate as a collaborative team member.

A Place for Everyone

Hospitality is at the heart of all we do at Travel + Leisure Co., including how we treat each member of our growing community. Here, you’ll find a team that’s inclusive, values diversity, and is built on a foundational respect for people from all over the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to mycareer@wyn.com, including the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.

Job Requisition: R-56770

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