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Legal Counsel

TravelPerk

TravelPerk

Legal
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Us

We're TravelPerk, a hyper-growth SaaS platform offering companies a one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting business travel.

Our aim is to revolutionise the $1.3 trillion business travel market by combining an unrivalled choice of travel options with a powerful booking and management platform and access to 24/7 customer support we’ve become the leading all-in-one travel management solution.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, we’ve grown to over 1200 people in 9 offices across Europe and North America. In 2022 we became a ‘unicorn’ and in 2024 we raised $104 million in additional investment, with a total valuation of $1.4 billion.

We’ve been winning awards too. Since 2023, we’ve been voted one of the best places to work, one of the fastest-growing apps and tech companies, and a leading pioneer of business travel.

These are just some of the reasons why global brands like Wise, Red Bull, GetYourGuide, and Aesop trust us to supercharge their corporate travel.

The Role

As Legal Counsel working within our award-winning legal and privacy team, you'll provide commercial, customer-centric outcomes to TravelPerkers across a full range of revenue-generating deals and key supplier arrangements and meet the evolving needs of our People team (as our business continues to scale). You will be a territory lead for Spanish corporate governance matters and key stakeholder relations, and there will be opportunities for you to broaden the scope of your work over time. In doing all of this:

  • You will help us build trust-based relationships with colleagues and end users of the TravelPerk platform and help shape and build the leading in-house legal team in tech.
  • You will be provided with the technical means to scale your contribution and impact, and you will join a team disengaged by convention and dispirited by any practice of overt bureaucracy.
  • We'll provide the resources you need to grow your profile as a leading legal professional and the technical and knowledge development opportunities to help you shape your career and skills in whatever way interests you the most.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Legal, Tom, this is a permanent role with high visibility and huge potential to drive significant change.

What you will be doing?

  • You will be responsible and accountable for Spanish corporate governance and territory-specific commercial matters. TravelPerk is a 'start-up for grown-ups', and as long as you adhere to our corporate values, you will be given very, very wide latitude to run things as you see fit.
  • Proactively and holistically identify areas of risk and take appropriate action to proactively mitigate risk in collaboration with accountable team members.
  • Investigate, implement and tune policy and support global business governance and compliance (including, where applicable, using a process-minded approach to work and the latest technology to improve efficiency and speed-to-market).
  • Interact with external lawyers and advisors within the framework of TravelPerk's legal panel.
  • Develop an extremely close relationship with key business stakeholders, acting as a business partner to understand needs and objectives and build legal outcomes accordingly.
  • Coach and mentor interns, trainees and junior counsel.

What will you need to succeed?

As shown below, we'll look for your ability to demonstrate specific competencies derived from TravelPerk's values. You will have particularly brilliant responses regarding the Continual Growth, Curiosity, and Accountability attributes.

Impact over Effort

  • Prioritisation: You regularly review your workload and manage to concentrate your efforts on the most impactful matters for TravelPerk's mission and Vision. You're realistic, and don't overpromise.
  • Organisation: You focus on the big wins and own your workflow.
  • Creativity: You continually communicate great ideas, valuing ambition over ease of implementation. In seemingly intractable situations, you can find resolution pathways.

7* Service

Proactivity:

    • You anticipate customer needs and find ways to accelerate business growth.
    • You always prioritise the needs of our clients and customers, moving at speed.
    • You can sustain delivery in a hyper-speed working environment while maintaining your wellbeing.

Accountability:

    • You act as an owner, taking an active role in project reviews.
    • You propose ways for TK to be more effective in the future without apportioning blame.

Innovation:

    • You do things differently and love innovation in problem-solving and process delivery.
    • You think about the future and continuously seek innovative solutions.

We Are a Team

  • Collaboration: You encourage innovation within teamwork and challenge the status quo among your working group. You work to understand the needs and expectations of progressive in-house teams' customers.
  • Honesty: You share your failures with your team to humanise failure, coach, and increase awareness. You communicate transparently—up, down, and across—and form relationships that emphasise directness with people in your workplace.
  • Communication: You enter conversations with a flexible and open mind, being open to listening to and understanding other people's points of view rather than simply getting your message across.

Be a Good Person

  • Continual Growth: You are ambitious to level up yourself and hold the people around you accountable. You constantly seek new opportunities and don't just wait for things to happen.
  • Curiosity: Your curiosity drives you to explore and improve processes and products, recognising that sometimes this may mean removing or cancelling a process. You share your influences and inspirations with your peers, fostering collaboration and cooperation within the team.
  • Integrity: You build trust-based relationships with all TravelPerk stakeholders and always give credit where it's due.

Just so you Know

  • Your competencies will be the basis of our hiring decision. While specific technical expertise is teachable, we highly value your attitude and approach. However, this position requires demonstrable commercial expertise. Experience in a high-throughput commercial department of a law firm or an in-house team is ideal.
  • You must be bilingual and comfortable conversing and drafting in English and Spanish, as these are our business languages.
  • Candidates with 2-5 years of professional experience in a law firm or corporate legal team will likely possess the relevant skills, knowledge, and confidence for this position. However, we welcome applications from all individuals with pertinent experience.

Where Will This Role Take You?

At TravelPerk, we believe in the importance of growth and development for lawyers, ensuring high levels of personal satisfaction. Talented and driven individuals can expect an employee value proposition that offers continual advancement. In this role, you will gain exceptional experience working in a fast-scaling, global tech (specifically SaaS) business. You'll develop tools and techniques to deliver legal capability at scale, exceeding stakeholder expectations and driving tangible business outcomes.

Promotion opportunities include advancing from Counsel to Senior Counsel. We have a strong track record of promoting lawyers internally based on impact. We expect all Counsels to grow their expertise and develop their careers proactively. We offer you the freedom to achieve the best outcomes for your customers without micromanagement or excessive bureaucracy.

Our Benefits

  • 💰 A competitive compensation package, including equity in TravelPerk;
  • 🌴 Generous vacation days so you can rest and recharge;
  • 💊 Health perks such as private healthcare or gym allowance, depending on your location;
  • 🥳 Unforgettable TravelPerk events;
  • 💙 A mental health support tool for your wellbeing;
  • 📒 Exponential growth & personal development opportunities.
  • 🫶 VolunteerPerk - 16 paid hours per year to volunteer for a cause of your choice.
  • 🌎 "Work from anywhere" in the world allowance of 20 working days per year.
  • 📚 IRL English or Spanish Lessons are held in the Barcelona office.

How We Work & Values

Our Vision is for a world where TravelPerk is the platform for human connection in real life (IRL). We take an IRL-first approach to work, where our team works together in person 3 days a week. As such, this role requires you to be within commuting distance of our Barcelona. We fundamentally believe in meeting in real life to improve connectivity, productivity, and creativity, ultimately making us a great workplace.

We provide relocation assistance for specific roles. Please specify your need for this in your application, and we will evaluate the possibility on a case-by-case basis. English is our official office language, so we request that resumes be submitted in English for effective communication.

TravelPerk is a global company with a diverse customer base—, and we want to ensure that the people behind our product reflect that. We're an equal opportunity employer, meaning you're welcome at TravelPerk regardless of your appearance, where you're from, or anything else that makes you.

You can check about our values here. We'll guide you through our culture and explain how it will underpin your success in this role.

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