Booking Holdings Romania - Senior Counsel - Legal & Compliance
Bucharest, India
5 zile în urmă

About Us

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,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

In 2021 Booking Holdings launched its first Center of Excellence in Bucharest, Romania, a hub for specialised, highly skilled talent and industry best practices to support the increasing demands of the Booking Holdings’ business and growth, as well as its future transformation objectives.

About the Role

Booking Holdings Romania is looking for a Senior Counsel, Legal & Compliance to provide legal and compliance support for our Center of Excellence (COE) at Bucharest, Romania.

The Bucharest / Romania COE is a key enabler of Booking Holdings’ global talent strategy for several

technology functions such as Cybersecurity, Fraud monitoring / analytics, IT etc. across our many Brand subsidiaries.

The Senior Counsel, Legal & Compliance will provide legal, privacy, and compliance support to the COE, working closely with senior leaders in the Booking Holdings’ and Brand legal teams.

The Senior Counsel, Legal & Compliance will provide general legal support, with a focus on implementing the Company’s compliance and ethics standards and training to COE personnel, providing employment law support to the Human Resources function, working with Booking Holdings’ Legal team on commercial agreements to support the COE, and providing privacy-related support for the COE.


  • Law degree or equivalent from reputable law school.
  • Bar admission or qualified legal counsel is preferred.
  • At least 7 years legal experience, preferably including some experience as in house counsel at a multinational corporate entity or company.
  • Legal, regulatory and negotiation skills

  • Significant employment / labor law experience and experience supporting Human Resources teams
  • Commercial and contract drafting experience for a wide range of agreements (e.g., vendor agreements, NDAs, leases, employment contracts, etc.) required
  • Ability to effectively and timely communicate anticipated changes in Romanian legislation that could impact COE
  • Experience providing legal services in technology, travel or consumer goods spaces a plus
  • Compliance and Ethics Skills

  • Compliance and ethics program experience
  • Privacy Skills

  • Privacy and data protection law experience
  • Experience providing privacy consultative support in legal and privacy risk management contexts
  • Communications & Organisational Skills

  • Fluency in English - Ability to work and communicate directly in English and Romanian, including translating legal documents into both languages
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills and solid organisational skills
  • Ability to work well with colleagues around the world and manage with ease both time-sensitive and long-term projects
  • Superior problem-solving skills, leadership qualities, ability to influence, communications, consulting, and team / interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others from any functional area, background, or location to influence thinking, and gain acceptance.

    Ability to comfortably work with both technical and non-technical audiences and to work with and through all levels in an organisation.

    Other Skills

  • International experience : Self-awareness of communication style and cultural differences.
  • Consultative style : Ability to formulate and articulate a perspective and present it in a manner that generates understanding and alignment.
  • Self-motivated and capable of operating independently with limited oversight. Strong sense of personal accountability for work tasks.
  • Comfortable acting in a role both as individual contributor and influencer
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity and a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Assertive, intellectually curious and self starter personality
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