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Legal Counsel (Commercial Tourism and Hospitality)

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Legal Counsel (Commercial Tourism and Hospitality)- Extreme International - London, United Kingdom

About Us

 

EXTREME is a purpose driven company with a unique brand and community that lives at the intersection of adventure sports and entertainment. Our Vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports. This is realised through our integrated offer that encompasses strategy, design, development, and management of adventurous destinations, hotels and resorts, spectacular events, entertaining media, and engaging brand campaigns.

 

We operate around three guiding pillars; people, planet, and place. Headquartered in London with bases in Europe and the Middle East, we serve our clients through our passionate and pioneering international team. As founders of The Extreme Sports Channel, operating for over 25 years, and with the backing of Kleinwort Hambros and Soc Gen banks EXTREME is the go-to brand for authentic activation across action and adventure sports.

 

Our Divisions:

Destinations

Designing, developing and operating adventure sports and leisure destinations.

 

Media

Entertaining our 20 million fans daily we achieve over 200m views monthly and provide social media management advertising & sponsorship solutions.

 

Events

Producing inspirational and entertaining lifestyle events, activations and experiences.

 

Marketing

Delivering real business results for our clients through marketing campaigns that harness the power of social, ambassadors and events.

 

Marine

Providing on-water support and services for events, expeditions, and tourist activations around the world.

 

In all our activities, we strive to promote sports participation, healthy lifestyles, job creation, infrastructure investment and tourism while maintaining a strong commitment to sustainability and the environment. As part of our sustainability efforts, we have launched The Extreme Hangout, a global impact platform, and aligned with five key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We have also joined Planet Mark to measure our impact, committed to 1% For The Planet to give back and are a lead member of the UN’s Sports for Climate Action initiative to raise awareness.

 

We believe in the future of extreme and adventure sports experiences, events and entertainment and embrace our community for motivating us every day to take EXTREME to the next level.

Job Description

About EXTREME

 

EXTREME is a purpose driven company with a unique brand and community that lives at the intersection of adventure sports and entertainment. Our Vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports. This is realised through our integrated offer that encompasses strategy, design, development, and management of adventurous destinations, hotels and resorts, spectacular events, entertaining media, and engaging brand campaigns.

We operate around three guiding pillars; people, planet, and place. Headquartered in London with bases in Europe and the Middle East, we serve our clients through our passionate and pioneering international team. As founders of The Extreme Sports Channel, operating for over 25 years, and with the backing of Kleinwort Hambros and Soc Gen banks EXTREME is the go-to brand for authentic activation across action and adventure sports.

www.extremeinternational.com

 

About the Role

 

Job Tittle: Legal Counsel (Commercial with Tourism and Hospitality Experience) - Part Time

 

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Commercial Lawyer to join the Extreme team. The ideal candidate will have specialized expertise in the hospitality, tourism and real estate sectors and possess a proven track record in handling legal matters within those industries. This is an exciting opportunity for a part time corporate lawyer to join our team as sole counsel.

This is a challenging environment where priorities can change at short notice. As the role is so varied, it will require the person to be adaptable, enthusiastic and a good team player. You can look forward to responsibilities and involvement that will provide you with a rewarding and fast-paced day to day. As a Commercial Lawyer, you will be responsible for providing legal advice and guidance on a wide range of commercial and contractual matters specific to the hospitality, tourism media and entertainment sectors.

You would be working remotely and reporting directly to the CEO. If you are up for a challenge, with a willingness to develop and learn, and looking for a varied workload, we want to hear from you.

 

Location: Remote (UK)

Contract Type: Consultant

Work type: Part time

Compensation £4000 per month

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Leading legal support for all business divisions at Extreme International.

  • Providing timely and high-quality legal advice to manage risk appropriately and support business units in achieving their goals.

  • Critical role in deal making and contractual negotiation, drafting and execution.

  • Review, amend and draft a variety of commercial agreements, including but not limited to vendor contracts, partnerships, leases, licenses, supplier agreements, sponsorship etc.

  • Ensure the company's operations, practices, and policies remain compliant with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards specific to the hospitality and tourism sector.

  • Working with IP professionals to shape and protect Extreme’s portfolio.

  • Identify potential legal risks and develop effective strategies to mitigate them.

  • Collaborate with internal teams, including finance, marketing, and HR, to provide legal guidance and support.

  • Advise on special projects as needed.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

 

  • English-qualified lawyer – candidates with between 6-8 PQE are likely to have the relevant skills/ knowledge for this position (but we will consider any applicants with relevant experience)

  • Hotel management contracts and hospitality development experience

  • In-depth understanding of the legal landscape and industry-specific regulations within the hospitality and tourism sector.

  • Knowledge of relevant laws such as contract law, labour and employment laws, data protection laws, and intellectual property rights is essential in hospitality, tourism, media, and/or entertainment industries.

  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory framework, particularly in Europe and Middle East

  • Good track record of promoting risk management, compliance, and good corporate governance.

 

Personal Characteristics:

 

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • High level planning and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, and strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • The ability to nuance messaging of complex topics for different audiences.

  • Can-do attitude with an enthusiasm to connect with the team and their work.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.

  • Willingness to embrace change in a dynamic corporation.

  • Be a positive and energetic team player – be someone we would want to go on a road trip across Europe; hang out at a mountain bike park with; and spend a day surfing!

 

To Apply

If you are interested in this exciting and fast-moving role and you meet the selection criteria, please apply with a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining EXTREME and what excites you about the role and the opportunity, how you fit with the specific role - and don’t forget your CV.

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