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Legal Manager

  • Location:

    Manila

  • Sector:

    Monroe Hospitality

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Nicole Mallorca

  • Contact email:

    nicole.mallorca@monroeconsulting.com.ph

  • Job ref:

    BBBH436025_1702899592

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-03-17

Executive search firm Monroe Consulting Group is recruiting on behalf of a leading hotel investment company. Our client is looking for a Legal Manager to ensure compliance with data protection regulations, manage a spectrum of legal matter and will report directly to the Vice President for Operations. The work setup is hybrid, 9am to 6pm, and office is based in Ermita, Manila, Philippines.

Key job responsibilities include:

  • Act as a Data Privacy Officer: Ensure compliance with data protection laws; develop and implement strategies for data privacy and security.
  • Legal Matters and Corporate Governance: Provide in-house counsel; handle day-to-day legal functions, including contract review, HR/Dole clarifications, finance, taxes, and permits.
  • Draft and review various contracts, including lease, sale and purchase, services, construction, hotel management, hotel franchise agreements, share subscription agreement, and loan and credit facility agreement.
  • Oversee litigation and collaborate with external legal counsel.
  • Collaborate for legal compliance across departments.
  • Financial and Regulatory Compliance: Oversee financial and tax compliance; manage permits and regulatory adherence.
  • Report to hospitality leadership; provide tailored legal support.
  • Prepare meeting minutes; ensure SEC compliance.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as needed, adapting to evolving legal requirements and business needs.

Key job qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in law; master's degree or relevant certifications will be an advantage.
  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in a Law Firm or in-house company.
  • Experience in working in offshore or outbound business; hotel business experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of laws, especially in personal data protection, corporate and commercial laws, contracts, intellectual properties, and information technology.
  • Previous experience as a Data Privacy Officer and familiarity with legal matters related to HR, Dole, finance, taxes compliance, business permits, and day-to-day minimal contract review.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.