Legal Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Corporate Counsel, M&A

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

    Job Overview

    The Corporate Counsel will report to and assist the VP, Legal and the Corporate Development team on M&A and investment transactions, related regulatory and integration matters, and coordinating trainings, best practices, and information sharing on these issues.  The Corporate Counsel will be an integral part of the Company’s legal team, working closely with various business functions (including finance and accounting, treasury, tax, HR, and our brand companies) and external counsel to provide practical and expert legal advice. 

     

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Provide support for M&A and investment transactions, as well as related regulatory matters, including the due diligence process, negotiation of term sheets and definitive transaction agreements and related support projects.

    • Assist with the preparation of M&A-related board of director and committee materials, including working with finance, tax, HR, and our brand companies to gather and assess information.

    • Coordinate trainings, best practices, and information sharing with the brands on issues relating to M&A.

    • Provide well-reasoned and practical advice and support on various legal matters to other members of the legal team and senior management. 

     

    Qualifications

    • A J.D. from a nationally or internationally recognized law school and excellent academic credentials.

    • Admission in good standing to a State Bar of any jurisdiction in the United States, and the ability to register as authorized house counsel in Connecticut.

    • 4-6 years post-Bar or equivalent qualification.

    • M&A experience gained through work in a major law firm or corporate law department.

    • Experience navigating M&A-related regulatory issues and integration is a plus.

    • Proactive, energetic, self-assured professional with highest personal integrity.

    • Good judgment, strong work ethic, and an interest in building relationships within the Booking Holdings organization and global business units.

    • Excellent negotiation, drafting, and verbal communication skills.

    • Ability to identify and address legal issues while coupling legal advice with pragmatic business solutions.

    • Top-notch organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to successfully manage and meet deadlines,  including handling multiple simultaneous transactions and in certain cases to be the primary in-house attorney on corporate projects.

    • Ability to read and understand financial statements.

    • Travel may be required from time to time.

    About BKNG 

    Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable.

    Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

    All compensation inquiries are to be sent to compensationinquiry@bookingholdings.com. Please note that only Connecticut based applicants will be responded to. Please confirm your name, Connecticut home address, the specific job you have applied to, and the date you made that application to allow us to respond to your inquiry. Due to inquiry volume, please expect up to 5 business days to receive our response. Note no adverse employment/hiring decisions will be made for exercising your rights as a resident of Connecticut.

    EEO Statement:

    Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO  

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