Legal Counsel, Development & Real Estate – EMEA

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Hilton - Regional Headquarters - Europe


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Position Summary:

The Hilton Legal team is located across a number of offices throughout the world comprising of approximately 130 lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The EMEA Hilton Legal team are based in Watford and Dubai, supporting business partners across EMEA region. The team is truly embedded within the business and is a trusted business partner, providing a competitive advantage through stewardship and strategic legal counsel. We are a high performing team of industry experts and our work is intellectually challenging, exciting and fast-paced.  We enjoy extensive collaboration with our other in-house legal colleagues from around the world, our business partners and our external counsel.

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

With thousands of hotels in over 100 countries and territories, Hilton offers countless opportunities to delight. From an open door to a welcoming smile and an exceptional experience, we offer the millions of travellers who stay with us every year a welcome they will never forget. If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Team Member. Because it''s with Hilton where we never forget the reason we''re here: to delight our guests, Team Members, and owners alike. 

What will I be doing?

We are looking for a talented lawyer to join our busy EMEA Development and Real Estate team. 

Responsibilities will include:

• Supporting Hilton''s ambitious growth plans with a focus on management and franchise agreements (Development)
• Supporting  the Legal needs of Hilton''s Real Estate portfolio with a focus on leasing and operations (Real Estate) 

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be an English-law qualified real estate lawyer with solid general corporate/ and commercial law skills skills from a common law background with good experience in a law firm or in-house, preferably in the hospitality sector. You should have skills in drafting, negotiating and interpreting contracts.  Exposure to franchising, hotel management agreements, leases and other corporate structures and language skills would be very helpful.

To succeed in this role you will be a highly skilled, effective, organised and self-motivated lawyer with strong interpersonal and communication skills. You should be able to demonstrate good legal analysis, the ability to identify and resolve issues, drafting expertise and strong attention to detail. You should have developed transaction management skills and be comfortable with a high volume of contracts. You should also have the ability to navigate a large organisation, co-ordinating and communicating with different offices and functions.

What benefits will I receive?

Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and holiday entitlement. As an employee you will become a member of the Go Hilton Team Member Travel Program, which provides reduced hotel room rates for you, your family & friends! We look forward to explaining in detail the range of excellent benefits that you would expect from a global hotel organisation like Hilton.


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Watford, United Kingdom
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As soon as possible

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