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IHG Senior Corporate Counsel, Branded Residences, EMEAA in Windsor, United Kingdom

About us

IHG Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest hotel companies in the world with a family of 17 brands including Six Senses, InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza.

IHG has almost 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 in the development pipeline.

There are around 325,000 people working across our managed, owned, and franchised hotels, reservation centres and corporate offices. IHG is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a FTSE 100 company. Currently headquartered in Denham, Buckinghamshire, but relocating to Windsor by the end of 2022.

Day to day

  • Develop IHG’s in-house legal practice on Branded Residences, including developing model templates, documentation in key jurisdictions in EMEAA

  • Directly responsible for branded residential signings in region, by providing direct deal support to regional corporate counsels who work with regional development teams

  • Advise on project and deal structuring, and where required engage and supervise external counsels in jurisdictions. This will include defining external counsels’ scope of work, required level of due diligence, budget and fees, and other drafting of any ancillary documentation), and obtaining local land, real estate and investment legal advice and ensuring quality work is delivered at efficient cost

  • Provide legal advice to, and partner the Luxury & Lifestyle, Brands & Marketing, and regional Ops and functions (Finance, HR, commercial and others) across the deal life cycle of a Brand Residential project, from origination to exit, including inputting into the overall Branded Residential growth strategy for EMEAA including coordinating on safety and security and insurance issues

  • Proactively keep abreast of relevant statutory legislation and regulatory requirements, industry practices in jurisdictions where IHG is growing its business and expanding its presence

  • Act as strategic partner to other functions in area of Branded Residences, directing appropriate legal resources and ensuring strategic growth priorities are met

  • Required to deliver legal training to other legal and risk team members and other functions

  • May be required to supervise and align other regional team members, including IHG counsels to ensure alignment with business objectives

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be a qualified Lawyer with significant post qualified experience, with wide-ranging knowledge across different legal practices and a solid background in providing international corporate commercial legal advice

  • Strong negotiating and drafting skills

  • Decisive, results-driven, excellent interpersonal skills, highly organized, good commercial acumen, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong negotiating and drafting skills

  • Experience in HMA negotiations, hotel deal structuring, hotel, and residential real estate transactions

  • Experience in navigating IHG’s regional Development organizations (or similar landscape)

  • Experience working anywhere in EMEAA region and handling legal issues in Southeast Asia, Middle East

Benefits

We give our people everything they need to succeed. From a competitive salary that rewards all your hard work to a wide range of benefits designed to help you live your best work life – including impressive room discounts and some of the best training in the business.

Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams where we celebrate difference and encourage colleagues to bring their whole selves to work. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. We promote a culture of trust, support, and acceptance. Always welcoming different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

IHG gives every member of the team the room they need to belong, grow and make a difference in a collaborative environment. We know that to work well, we need to feel well – both inside and outside of work – and through our myWellbeing framework, we are committed to supporting wellbeing in your health, lifestyle, and workplace.

So, join us and you’ll become part of our ever-growing global family.

Whilst this role will initially be based in our Denham head office location, by the end of 2022 we will be relocating to our new Global Headquarters in central Windsor so you will need to be able to travel to Windsor as required in the longer term.

Closing date for applications: 22nd August 2022

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