Legal Counsel (Viator)



Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

Hybrid preferred London or Oxford office/ remote based.

**Please include a cover letter with your application**

About Viator:

Viator, a Tripadvisor company, is the leading marketplace for travel experiences. We believe that making memories is what travel is all about. And with 300,000+ travel experiences to explore—everything from simple tours to extreme adventures (and all the niche, interesting stuff in between)—making memories that will last a lifetime has never been easier. With industry-leading flexibility and last-minute availability, it's never too late to make any day extraordinary. Viator.

The role we have for you:

Viator is looking for a talented legal counsel to join our UK team. The successful candidate will report to Viator’s Assistant General Counsel, and will be an integral member of both the Viator business and Tripadvisor’s global legal team. We’re looking for a collaborative, creative and curious legal professional who is able to manage a number of matters in a fast-paced environment, and who is happy working both autonomously and closely with others. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a cross-functional hybrid work-from-home, work-from-office (London or Oxford) model, with limited travel on an as-needed basis.

What you’ll do:

The successful candidate will provide legal support on a broad scope of matters for Viator, including product, regulatory, commercial and transactional advice. Work will include commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, data privacy, marketing, and consumer protection. While every day will be different in this fast-paced position, some of the roles and responsibilities you can expect include:

  • Advising on compliance with applicable local, national and international laws and regulations affecting travel experiences and Internet platforms;
  • Overseeing changes and developments in product offerings and counselling on related risks;
  • Providing legal and business advice to help develop comprehensive, long-term approaches to significant or recurring legal issues/risks;
  • Identifying solutions for unprecedented and complicated matters that require consideration of overlapping, unharmonized and novel regulatory, legal and business requirements and trends;
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including standard terms of service (B2B and B2C), partnership agreements, technology and content licences, services agreements, and consultancy agreements;
  • Collaborating with various other teams in relation to compliance with tax and payments regulations; and
  • Providing advice with respect to promotional materials, online advertising and email marketing;
  • Working closely with other lawyers in the Legal Department (both in the UK and US offices) in a collaborative manner.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ post-qualification legal experience, either from a leading law firm or in-house.
  • Experience in and/or an understanding of the legal issues affecting online marketplaces and digital businesses
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to prioritise and follow-through on numerous projects concurrently in a dynamic environment.
  • A self-starter who is able to work well independently and as part of a team, with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive not reactive, with ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Unwavering attention to detail.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, communicating well with external parties and all colleagues within the business, from the executive team to junior levels.
  • A start-up mentality, roll your sleeves up and get things done.
  • Someone who enjoys operating in a fast moving, often changing environment, and who prides themselves on having a positive disposition and sense of humour, and on being creative, collaborative, and unflappable.

Perks of Working at Viator:

  • Competitive compensation packages (routinely benchmarked against the latest industry data), including base salary, annual bonus, and equity.
  • “Work your way” with flexibility to suit your lifestyle. Viator takes a remote-friendly approach to collaboration across a worldwide team, with the option to join on-site as often as you’d like.
  • Flexible schedule. Work-life balance is ingrained in our culture by design. Trust and accountability make it work.
  • Donation matching. Give back? Give more! We match qualifying charitable donations annually.
  • Tuition assistance. Want to level up your career? We love to hear it! Receive annual support for qualified programs.
  • Lifestyle benefit. An annual benefit to spend on yourself. Use it on travel, wellness, or whatever suits you.
  • Travel perks. We believe that travel is employee development, so we provide discounts and more.
  • Employee assistance program. We’re here for you with resources and programs to help you through life’s challenges.
  • Health benefits. We offer great coverage and competitive premiums.

Our Values:

  • We aspire to lead. Tap into your talent, ambition, and knowledge to bring us – and you – to new heights.
  • We’re relentlessly curious. We push beyond the usual, the known, the “that’s just how it’s done.”
  • We’re better together. We learn from, accept, respect, support, and value one another– and are creating something remarkable in the process.
  • We serve our customers, always. We listen, question, respond, and strive for wow moments.
  • We strive for better, not perfect. We won’t get it right the first time – or every time. We’ll provide a safe environment in which to make mistakes, iterate, improve, and grow.
  • Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique identities, abilities, and experiences, so we can collectively revolutionise travel and together find the good out there.

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