Commercial Counsel (Korea)

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Seoul, South Korea

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 2.5 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 4,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Get to Know our Team: 

In the age of technology, things are constantly changing. The travel market is much the same, being more dynamic and complex than ever. Agoda’s Legal team is well suited to take on the challenges presented, adopting a proactive mindset to tackle challenges and solve problems. We are quick on our feet, decisive, and collaborate with multiple departments. We hire out-of-the-box thinkers that are well grounded with ethics and legal knowledge to ensure that Agoda achieves the right results, the right way. 

The Opportunity:

Seeking able, confident, curious and self-motivated lawyer (based in Korea) to join the growing Agoda Commercial Legal team who will work closely with others stakeholders in the Booking Holdings group and particularly with colleagues at This is a generalist role but with a high focus on regulatory, consumer and dispute matters.

In this Role, you’ll get to: 

  • Draft and negotiate international, commercial agreements with a focus on strategic partnerships, supply distribution, new initiatives, marketing, and public relations
  • Deal with regulatory matters as well as law and regulation changes working closely with business partners
  • Provide well-reasoned, yet practical legal advice on a wide-range of legal and business matters and processes
  • As a true business partner, to maintain regular communication with key business teams, including senior level management, global legal team, finance and tax, and external counsel
  • Implement contract standards and controls, including that which happens at the holding company and/or sister-brand level
  • Contribute to new policies, procedures, training, and templates with the goal of fostering efficiency and compliance

What you’ll Need to Succeed:

  • 5 – 8 years post qualified experience
  • Excellent communications and legal drafting in English and Korean
  • Qualified lawyer/attorney with current entitlement to practice
  • Strong academic credentials, top-tier law firm experience plus prior in-house and significant regulatory, consumer and general contracting experience
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory matters, litigation and disputes
  • Ability to work independently from intake through execution and work closely with business partners on solution
  • A demonstrated can-do, roll up your sleeves, collaborative approach, coupled with a strong work ethic and sound judgment
  • Experience with travel industry/technology or a regulated business a plus
  • Ability to forge trusted relationships with colleagues around the world
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organization skills;  English proficiency
  • Love for far-flung places and willingness to travel for business (when able)

Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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To all recruitment agencies: Agoda does not accept third party resumes. Please do not send resumes to our jobs alias, Agoda employees or any other organization location. Agoda is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Meet the Team

Archa Rajeevi Being at Agoda has given me immense growth, progress, opportunities to take a lead on things, ability to work in diverse, inclusive environments, and the chance to work with some of the smartest, kindest people I know. The legal team provides me with a platform to excel every single day. There is so much support, guidance, and mentorship all around me. All of this together makes me sure that this is the best job I have ever had. Archa Rajeevi Ethics & Compliance Counsel

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