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Legal CounselMarriott

Western CapeSouth Africa
a year0 Applicants
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job description - Legal Counsel

  • Review, interpret, and advise on management and franchise agreements and coordinate with other departments;
  • Represent Marriott concerning existing management and franchise agreement issues such as restructurings, amendments, hotel sales, financings, contract interpretations, amendments, conversion matters, and terminations;
  • Support the operations and asset management of all Marriott branded lodging products, including owned leased, franchised, and managed, throughout EMEA;
  • Provide legal support on contracts or specific issues as part of a broader team that provides general legal guidance to certain corporate departments or disciplines on various system-wide issues and initiatives;
  • Provide general legal guidance to hotels in EMEA, General Managers, and Area/Market Vice Presidents related to operations, finance, and other legal issues;
  • Upon request, provide support and assistance for specific projects which have impact and application across multiple hotel properties, including structuring above-property programs and services;
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts including, sales and marketing, vendors, consultants, procurement, and food & beverage agreements.



  • Excellent academic record (both undergraduate and law school) and at least 4 years in a well-regarded law firm or comparable corporate environment. A practicing certificate from an appropriate law society is required;
  • Ability to work well with others, good judgment, and the ability to think strategically both from a business and legal perspective;
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of and solve problems, and to expeditiously provide recommendations that are consistent with good business practices and common sense;
  • Ability to think creatively, supervise multiple matters, and work independently and effectively with clients, peers, and other parties;
  • Strong analytical, contract drafting, and negotiating skills;
  • Ability to integrate and balance priorities, work activities, and resources for the benefit of multiple key stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively, work diplomatically, and foster relationships with individuals at all levels;
  • Committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and acting with integrity;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Fluency in one other European language in addition to English is advantageous;
  • Flexibility to travel.
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Marriott International, Inc. is an American multinational company that operates, franchises, and licenses lodging, including hotel, residential, and timeshare properties.

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