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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France



Legal Counsel - Intellectual Property / Contracts


Accor HQ

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Company Description

Leading the hospitality revolution, Accor is more than a hotel group. With luxury to economy, homestays to resorts, we are a holistic ecosystem of 40 brands in 110 countries, Talent and Solutions, ready to engage with the future’s endless possibilities. Accor has an offer to bring new life to the way you live, work, play and do business with a personalized guest experience.

Job Description

As part of the Accor Group's Corporate Legal Department, the IP-Contract Lawyer will join the IP team of 4 to 5 people (lawyers and paralegals) located at headquarters (Issy-les-Moulineaux), in a highly international context.

The IP team is responsible for protecting and defending all Accor group IP assets worldwide, for both the Premium-Midscale-Eco and Luxury divisions.

The IP Lawyer's role is to assist various internal clients on a wide range of IP-related contracts (Marketing, Communication, Design, Digital Factory, Procurement, M&A, Tax, Legal teams).

He/she is mainly in charge of (i) drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of contracts relating to intellectual property, (ii) setting up contract templates in close collaboration with the other lawyers spread across the Group's regions or brands, (iii) disseminating best practices, notably through in-house training courses.

He/she also provides support to operational and legal teams on intellectual property issues, and may be called upon to help manage IP pre-litigation/litigation.

Under the supervision of the General Counsel IP, the Legal Counsel shall:

  • Assist Marketing, Communication, Design, Digital Factory, Purchasing, M&A, Tax and Legal teams with the contractual aspects of their IP projects;
  • Draft, review, negotiate and follow-up of all types of contracts involving intellectual property rights / personality rights: assignment, license, coexistence, provision of services, marketing, collaboration, design, photographer, production, advertising, ambassador, etc... ;
  • Elaborate and update robust templates and standard clauses in close collaboration with the relevant legal and operational teams as part of the "Global Contractual Policy";
  • Participate in the development/deployment of internal processes ;
  • Participate in cross-functional projects within the legal department and IP management (guidelines, seminars, Intranet, in-house training, etc.).
  • Participate in drafting IP communication materials (newsletter, annual report, etc.) ;
  • Support to M&A team on IP aspects and drafting of agreements ;
  • Participate in IP pre-litigation/litigation management, where necessary with the help of external counsels.



Experience/ Education : 

  • Master of Business Law / Private Law / Contracts
  • Specialization via M2 and/or LLM in intellectual property law
  • 5/6 years' previous experience in private practice (law firm) and/or in-house (first experience in-house desirable)
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating IP-related contracts (in English)
  • Previous education/professional experience abroad appreciated

Skills :

  • FLUENT written and spoken English (main working language) and French
  • Excellent command of contractual techniques
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
  • Rigorous, methodical organization skills, ability to plan and prioritize; strong project management skills
  • Ability to stand back, understand business issues, pragmatism
  • Autonomy, quick comprehension and responsiveness
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of subjects
  • Taste for teamwork and ability to work in partnership with internal customers in an international and multicultural environment
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with the team and other stakeholders

Additional Information

Why work for Accor? 

We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities. 

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality.  

Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/ 

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS" 

What benefits can Accor offer its employees? 

A real Work life balance : 

  • Remote work :  up to 12 remote days per month depending on team workflow.  Extra allowance for /Reimbursement of IT equipment and other daily allowances 
  • For ‘autnomous framework’ employees (non-executive positions): 216 worked days including up to 12 days RTT per year according to the year. 

              Work Everywhere : 

  • Free access more than 500 hundred coworking space including in our own hospitality brand. Great opportunity to meet our hospitality employee 
  • Green allowance of up to 700€/annum for employees using eco-transport (such as electrical bike, scooter). Pass Navigo subsidised by a maximum of 75% 
  • The ALL Heartists program is the program dedicated to Accor employees. You can enjoy benefits (Gourmet, travel, well-being, sports…)at all our locations around the world, from luxury to budget, and with more than 70 partners. This is the opportunity for them to enjoy unforgettable stays and experiences all year round! 
  • On Issy Les Moulineaux Site: free coffee, conciergerie services, fitness center, 360 view on Paris, cafetaria, 2 restaurants, free parking 

Attractive Finance benefits : 

  • Profit sharing compulsory and voluntary plans, with company matching contribution on employee’s investments up to gross 1300 €/year 
  • 700 €/year Allowance Green transportation such as electrical bike, scooter.  
  • Pass Navigo subsidised by a maximum of 75% 
  • Recommendation’s program: up to 1500 € gross as a reward for your involvement in the recruitment of qualified profiles 

Learning & development:  

Management talent at the earth our of HR Accor strategy. 

We want you to feel free to dare and free to grow, by opening new doors to continuous learning and skills development. Challenge yourself and switch between jobs, brands, and career paths 

Our Culture #BeALLyouAreWithALLyourHeart  

At Accor, we are committed to diversity. Each individual, each personality, and each experience has its place to grow and make us grow collectively. Everything we do, we do with heart. We are creators of emotions, professionals of the human experience, open to others and the world around us.  

  • Our culture is inclusive. We value the richness of the 120 nationalities, the different backgrounds, the different stories that make up our company.  
  • We care for the world around us: our teams, our customers, our establishments, our environment are at the heart of our concerns. Our mission is human, essential: to bring cultures together, to open windows on the world, to provide unforgettable experiences, day after day.  
  • All our heartists are talents in the making, they are the future of our group and our hotels. Helping them grow professionally and develop personally according to their wishes and ambitions is our priority.  
  • Together, we imagine your future. Our group is large, with many opportunities, and the experiences are infinite.  
  • We dare to question the status quo. We challenge ourselves to always do better. We take risks, we dream the impossible and make it possible.  
  • Hospitality is teamwork, and we are stronger together. We believe in caring, we respect our differences and value all voices. We work as a team, saying what we do and doing what we say. 


La diversité et l’inclusion pour Accor, c’est accueillir chacun et chacune dans le respect de ses différences en donnant la priorité aux seules qualités et compétences. Notre ambition est de développer l’emploi, mieux accueillir, offrir d’excellentes conditions de travail et  favoriser l’évolution de l’ensemble des collaborateurs et notamment des personnes en situation de handicap. N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos éventuels besoins spécifiques afin que nous puissions les prendre en considération lors de votre processus de recrutement.


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