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





Legal Counsel - Luxury Development and Operations, Asia



Company Description

"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"

Job Description

Your main missions and responsibilities will be:

  • Rolling out Hotel Management Agreements and Hotel Franchise Agreements based on standard process
  • Negotiating with owners and legal advisors of Hotel Management Agreements, and Hotel Franchise Agreements and all related documents
  • Preparing and adapting template documents related to the management and franchising of hotels in different legal environments and jurisdictions
  • Following-up on related legislation changes with the support of external advisors
  • Cooperating with the compliance team in relation to KYC review process for hotel management deals and other related compliance matters
  • Providing legal support to management operations teams
  • Engaging with external legal counsel to address foreign jurisdiction legal matters (corporate legal requirements, due diligence, registration requirements, etc.)
  • Ensuring documents are compliant with Accor Group policies & procedures and maintaining an understanding of the impact of any changes in Accor Group policies, organizational structure, and procedures
  • Preparing and implementing branded residences related documentation based on standard process
  • Ensuring and implementing due diligence in relation to Hotel Management Agreements and Hotel Franchise Agreements
  • Liaising with Accor Group departments in relation to intellectual property matters
  • Preparing and implementing technical support documentation regarding hotel development projects
  • Liaising with other departments involved in the development and operation of hotels (e.g. IT, Technical, Distribution, Loyalty, Sales etc.)


Your experience and skills include:

  • A Law degree from a recognized university
  • At least 8 years PQE gained in an in-house role or private practice
  • Have transactional background and/ or experience in hospitality and franchising is a plus
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of any other language is a plus
  • Possess excellent communication skill
  • Proactive, agile and possess strong problem-solving skill
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with internal stakeholders and external clients
  • Flexible and have strong work organization
  • Ability to travel regularly (domestically and internationally)

Additional Information

• Based at Accor Singapore Office

• Reports to Director, Legal, Southeast Asia, Sofitel, MGallery, Emblems and Fairmont

• Competitive employee benefits.

• ALL Heartist card offering discounted rate at Accor Hotels worldwide

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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