General Counsel in Miami, FL at Azamara

Date Posted: 5/18/2021

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Azamara is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for serving as the primary legal contact for an organization transitioning from one set of legal practices, processes and procedures and establishing a scaled legal infrastructure as part of its separation from its prior owner. This role will provide legal counsel in support of dynamic, fast-paced and industry and organization interacting with several functional areas including but limited to Sales, Marketing, Hotel Operations, Finance, HR, etc. to enable the stabilization and growth of new business.  This position will have considerable direct interaction with all management levels and stakeholder groups including various board-level, officers, and executive officers. This position will have responsibilities in the areas of contract drafting & negotiation, commercial transactions, update and upkeep of passenger ticket contracts, terms and conditions for trade facing interactions and advising on commercial legal issues and corporate & regulatory matters. Often required to work on time sensitive matters and handle a high volume of agreements. This position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer but operates with significant autonomy and generally interacts directly with the business team without supervisory intervention.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with business leaders across to understand company priorities and goals, trends in business, and other issues facing employees and business
  • Establish transitional legal infrastructure and design of a new set of new systems/processes/practices to support the creation of a new corporate legal function
  • Play an integral role in the establishment and execution of transitional services agreements and building out the legal function going forward as part of that transition
  • Structures and manages the company’s internal legal function; develops and execute legal strategies, programs, processes, and policies that are aligned with the company’s objectives and support accelerated and sustainable growth of the business
  • Engage and manage outside counsel in matters including data privacy and security compliance, marketing, employment law, intellectual property, etc.
  • Engage outside counsel in understanding US and global intellectual property, employment and data privacy laws and advice on how to comply (ex. privacy policy updates for each country in which data is collected, cookies notices, data transfer agreements, data processing addendums)
  • Collaboration with Human Resources, understand the collective bargaining agreement and advise on global labor and employment issues, and other strategic matters, working closely with stakeholders, crew union agreements and negotiation
  • Draft, negotiate and execute a wide range of complex agreements, consulting agreements, services agreements, and general contract requirements
  • Manage all group agreements and oversee group templates and contracting process
  • Manage and optimize legal function expense and enterprise risks in enabling key business outcomes; we advise on related legal and regulatory issues and risks, complex agreement structures, and strategy specific to trade partners, sales and handling guest complaints
  • Global regulatory compliance: Monitors and assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable international and domestic laws and regulations (including: maritime, global and US data privacy, antitrust, consumer protection, environmental, ethics, anti-bribery, etc.)
  • Serves as key legal advisor on all business transactions.  Manage business requirements and seek assistance from outside counsel in ensuring desired outcomes
  • Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future corporate business structures and legal entities


Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • D. from an accredited U.S. law school
  • 10+ years of experience in the practice of law with a significant focus on transactions relating to cruise sales, and operations
  • Membership in the Florida Bar or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel
  • Previous experiences in corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the business
  • Strong team player and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
  • Ability to understand business imperatives and can execute the creation of departments strategy and execution plans including building out the team by hiring additional staff to support the legal function
  • Ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions, manage a high volume of contracts and legal requests in a timely manner
  • Transactional experience in the legal department of a corporation
  • Proficiency in using various software programs to manage and organize workload and communicate to the business and colleagues, such as MS Office, SharePoint, Office 365, and DocuSign

 It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Azamara and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment


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