Product Counsel (Travel) – (Bangkok based, relocate provided)

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Bangkok, Thailand

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 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ 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.

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness.
We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone.

*This role requires to relocate to Bangkok, Thailand (Relocation support provided)

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:

We are seeking an able, confident, curious and self-motivated lawyer to join our growing Legal team. The lawyer appointed will also provide legal and contractual support to the business which includes taking responsibility for a wide range of issues relating to flights and packages (including experiences/attractions and ground transportations) & be responsible for strategically complex accounts. The role entails negotiating and drafting agreements relating to inventory suppliers’ content involving software services, supplier/vendor and consultancy contracts, technology licensing and development, and support as required in litigation/disputes, data privacy and regulatory matters. This role is also responsible for effective negotiation and timely completion of contracts and, where required, assisting business stakeholders with ongoing contract management. You will need to work closely with the business to deliver effective support and advice, formulation and coordination of positions across different departments, reporting and escalation of issues. You’ll get to assist in advising management on legal risks to company strategy & liaising with external counsel as required for input and advice.

In every department – from Legal to Product – Agoda provides an environment rich with creativity, collaboration, and experimentation allowing you to thrive in and to grow both yourself and Agoda.

We are looking to recruit an outstanding lawyer who is a true team-player to join in legal support of Agoda’s expanding travel business.

The lawyer appointed will (with appropriate senior counsel’s supervision) provide legal and contractual support to the business including:

  • Taking responsibility for a wide range of legal and regulatory matters relating to the travel business including but not limited to flights, experiences/attractions, ground transportation and packages.
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements relating to travel-related content involving software services, technology licensing and product development, and support as required in litigation/disputes and other consumer protection and regulatory matters.
  • Participating in effective negotiation and ensuring timely completion of contracts and, where required, assisting business stakeholders with ongoing contract management.
  • Advising and supporting the global launch of travel products and product features.  
  • Working as a team player with internal stakeholders to deliver effective support and advice, formulation and coordination of positions across different departments, reporting and escalation of issues.
  • Enthusiasm to take on ad-hoc projects and deepen their knowledge of the industry.

The person appointed will be:

  • A highly motivated commercial/IT/Technology lawyer, ideally with a knowledge of law in the travel sector, and/or a passion for travel and its connection with the law.
  • Proactive and practical, adding value by creating pragmatic/strategic solutions to legal issues.
  • A team player with the ability effectively to communicate with individuals at all levels.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A legal qualification to practice as a lawyer and 4+ years of post-qualification experience in a leading private practice and/or the in-house legal department of an international business (preferably both)
  • Law Degree/Juris Doctor
  • Trained and admitted as a lawyer in a common law jurisdiction.
  • A strong commercial outlook and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A strategic approach to the law and like working in a dynamic, fast paced environment
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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.

Hear from Agodans

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 Specialist Counsel, Compliance & Ethics

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