1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. Legal
  4. Accor


Issy-les-Moulineaux, France



Legal Counsel – Corporate Procurement


Accor HQ

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

The Legal Counsel reports to the General Counsel - Global Commercial, Digital, Tech & Procurement (Shared Services), based in the headquarters in Paris Suburban Area (Issy les Moulineaux). He/she is in charge of assisting the legal affairs of the business activity of the Group Procurement Organization (GPO). Within a team of 8 lawyers, the Legal Counsel is responsible for advising on strategic orientations decided by the GPO, updating all contractual templates related thereto, in close coordination with other Procurement lawyers dispatched in regions/brand of the Accor group.

As a member of the Global Commercial and Shared Services legal team, this position addresses both Luxury & Lifestyle and Premium Midscale Eco divisions of the Accor group. The Legal Counsel is in charge of (i) enabling business and strategy of the GPO at Central level through legal analysis when necessary, (ii) enabling successfully complex and international contracts negotiation (iii)  updating robust and compliant contractual templates, (iv) providing annual training to GPO teams as the case may be, (v) participating to the elaboration and implementation of legal operations processes in general and digitalization related thereto, as the case may be. The Legal Counsel must have a strong experience at handling transactional international matters including drafting, mitigating and negotiating large scale contracts, structuring business models and strategic business partnerships.

Under the supervision of the General Counsel - Global Commercial & Shared Services, the Legal Counsel shall:

  • Advise the GPO teams and Global Category Procurement teams on the annual strategy and roadmap
  • Support and enable complex international contractual negotiations
  • Prevent, navigate and resolve complex legal issues, linked to strategic business models (with the help of external counsels as the case may be).
  • Actively monitor regulatory evolution and best practices relevant to the Group including making proposals in order to ensure that any regulatory changes are anticipated and managed.
  • Provide regular training to the business teams, when necessary, on such new legal or regulatory developments.
  • Liaise with the legal procurement stakeholders across the Accor Legal community to enable proper roll-out of global dealings negotiated centrally.

Any other task which may be deemed fit to protect the reputation and assets of the Group.



Experience : 

  • Master law degree in Contract, Distribution, competition and/or Economic Law as well as International Business Law,
  • 6-8+ years of previous experience in-house or in private practice
  • Experience in international business law, competition & general commercial laws as well as in pre-litigation & contractual negotiation
  • Previous FMCG experience would be appreciated
  • Experience of working with internal and external stakeholders in an international and multicultural environment



  • FLUENT English
  • Strong leadership skills (agility, adaptability, decision making, critical thinking as well as innovation) and ability to manage and develop the skills and knowledge of talents
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and people skills
  • Ability to simplify and be impactful
  • Strong business acumen
  • Methodical organizational skills, ability to plan and to be pragmatic: strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of main compliance matters such as data protection, fight against corruption, compliance to international sanctions, duty of vigilance and competition/antitrust law.
  • Curiosity and capacity to understand and implement the requirements of sector regulations
  • Technology savvy, good understanding of information systems and advanced technologies

Additional Information

What benefits can Accor offer its employees?

A real Work life balance

  • Remote work  / autnomous framework 

Attractive Finance benefits

  • Profit sharing bonus "interessement participation" compulsory and voluntary plans / 700 € per year Allowance Green transportation such as electrical bike, scooter / Pass Navigo subsidised max 75% / Referral bonus / meal ticket /  free coffee 

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


Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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