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Legal Director - Corporate and Compliance

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23 Aug 2021

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We are looking for an English qualified lawyer to perform a broad range of legal work, with a focus on English law corporate work and helping to support and oversee the Company's regulatory compliance regime. This position will work closely with internal stakeholders, particularly operational and functional heads, regulators and external counsel and requires an analytical and detail-oriented mindset coupled with strong communication skills, the ability to spot and analyze legal issues, present creative solutions and advise management on relevant risks in a practical and concise manner.

What you will be doing

Helping to build-out and oversee, in conjunction with the Chief Legal Officer, a best-in-class compliance function
Working with internal stakeholders to develop and/or refine policies and procedures in connections with relevant regulatory compliance requirements, including data privacy, competition law, anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, human rights, anti-tax evasion and other similar requirements
Responsible for ensuring that the Companys collection, storing and processing of personal data complies with relevant regulations (including GDPR and others), coordinating data subject access requests and data privacy impact assessments, and other similar tasks
Implementing appropriate training programs to help embed the compliance programs within the business and ensure a consistent level of understanding by colleagues around the world
Assisting with general UK corporate, M&A and commercial matters and compliance with the Company's compliance with the UK Companies Act 2006
Assisting with the formation and dissolution of entities, changes in entity structures and maintenance of UK corporate entity minute books
Preparing and reviewing corporate organizational documents, including certificates of incorporation and bylaws, powers of attorney, resolutions, annual filings and other similar documents for the Company's UK entities.
Reporting to the Company's executive team from time to time.
Monitoring and advise on relevant best practice guidance, trends and regulatory changes.
Working with and managing outside counsel as necessary

What you need for the role

A lawyer in good standing with 6 to 12 years of relevant in-house and/or top-firm experience (the specific level and title of the role will depend on the candidate's level of experience)
Extensive knowledge of corporate law in the UK
A skillful drafter and issue-spotter, capable of assessing both legal and business risks
Experience with M&A and commercial transactions
Experience with corporate governance
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
Ability to multitask with great attention to detail and a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines within a changing, fastâ€paced environment
Experience working withing the hospitality or retail sector and experience within an international, dynamic organization are plusses but are not required
Ability to take ownership of fast-paced projects with rapidly shifting priorities, managing them through to completion with patience, flexibility and poise
Possess high moral standards, impeccable integrity and sound judgment, with the ability to think creatively and an entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to travel when required

What can you expect

No dress code and remote working arrangements
Pet-friendly (as long as your pet is friendly)
Multiple online training opportunities
Cultural events and wellness activities at locations; volunteering with Selina Gives Back
Selina experience discounts on your stays, food and fun for you /and your friends and family (you can expect to become even more popular among your friends)
Extra country-specific benefits; we can tell you more during the application process
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