Job Number 19085623
Job Category Legal
Location Hong Kong Development| Suite 1108 11th Floor Cityplaza One| Hong
Kong S.A.R.| Hong Kong| Hong Kong S.A.R.
Position Type Management
Start Your Journey With Us
Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company| with more brands|
more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We
believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So| we ask|
where will your journey take you?
The attorney in this position will be part of the Marriott Law Department and
will work in the Hong Kong office reporting to the Vice President & Senior
Counsel in the Hong Kong Office.
The attorney will work on multiple projects in locations throughout the
Asia/Pacific region. The attorney will be required to develop an understanding
of Marriott|s financing and development techniques and practices| and deal
with a broad array of topics| including real estate development| debt and
equity financing| joint ventures and risk-management covering Marriott’s full
range of brands| including its premium full-service Marriott and Sheraton
hotels| luxury W| Ritz-Carlton and Bulgari hotels| select-service Courtyard|
Moxy and Aloft hotels| and branded residential products.
The attorney will be required to manage and execute complex transactions|
effectively supervise outside counsel| understand local approval processes|
work with owners| developers and lenders across varied cultures and legal
environments| and coordinate tax| insurance| intellectual property and design
issues within Marriott. Travel will be required.
Education and Experience
Excellent academic records with a law degree from a top US| UK| Hong Kong| Singapore or Australian law school;
6-9 years of post-qualification legal experience in a well-regarded US| UK| Hong Kong| Singapore or Australian law firm on M&A| project finance or real estate transactions;
Fluent in both spoken and written Chinese;
Active Bar membership (if licensed in the United States) / practicing certificate;
Outstanding analytical| writing and oral communication skills;
Proven project management experience| strong drafting and problem-solving skills| excellent organizational skills| as well as the ability to work well under pressure while producing a high volume of accurate work;
Constructive approach to dealing with conflict| and ability to influence and achieve successful results without damaging relationships;
Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason;
Ability to work independently and take ownership of| and effectively resolve| problems;
Excellent client service and communications skills (oral and written);
Strong interpersonal and consultative skills; ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels;
Ability to think strategically and provide leadership when needed;
Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reasons;
Ability to assess and balance risks| and understand the commercial drivers of projects; and
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively| work diplomatically and foster relationships with individuals at all levels.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Primary responsibilities of this attorney will include:
Providing preliminary advice on proposed transactions with respect to confidentiality agreements| structuring the transaction| letters of intent and trade area restrictions;
Drafting and negotiating management and related agreements and coordinating various conversion matters on the takeover of an existing property;
Drafting and negotiating franchise agreements and related agreements with owners| operators and lenders;
Drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements| ground leases and development agreements| handling legal due diligence| coordinating with other members of the development team| monitoring compliance with local laws| drafting and negotiating closing documents| overseeing closings and following up on post-closing matters;
Drafting and negotiating ownership structuring agreements| including joint venture| condominium and finance documentation;
Drafting and negotiating documents involved with multi-unit refinancings| sale/lease back| and sale/management back transactions; and
Providing advice on miscellaneous real estate matters affecting lodging development and operations (e.g. condemnations| easements| restrictions and land use).
· Communication – Conveys information and ideas to others in a
convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
· Leading Through Vision and Values – Keeps the organization|s vision and
values at the forefront of decision making and action.
· Managing Change – Initiates and/or manages the change process and
energizes it on an ongoing basis| taking steps to remove barriers or
accelerate its pace; serves as role model for how to handle change by
maintaining composure and performance level under pressure or when
· Problem Solving and Decision Making – Identifies and understands
issues| problems| and opportunities; obtains and compares information from
different sources to draw conclusions| develops and evaluates alternatives and
solutions| solves problems| and chooses a course of action.
· Professional Demeanor – Exhibits behavioral styles that convey
confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and
represents the company in alignment with its values.
· Strategy Development – Develops business plans by exploring and
systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for
producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of
business plans through effective planning| organizing| and on-going evaluation
· Building a Successful Team – Uses an effective interpersonal style
to build a cohesive team; inspires and sustains team cohesion and engagement
by focusing the team on its mission and importance to the organization.
· Strategy Execution – Ensures successful execution across of business
plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction| profitability| and market
share through effective planning| organizing| and on-going evaluation
· Driving for Results – Sets high standards of performance for self
and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates| focuses|
and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment
goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
· Customer Relationships – Develops and sustains relationships based on
an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the
company’s service standards.
· Global Mindset – Supports employees and business partners with diverse
styles| abilities| motivations| and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes
differences to drive innovation| engagement and enhance business results; and
ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full
· Strategic Partnerships – Develops collaborative relationships with
fellow employees and business partners by making them feel valued|
appreciated| and included; explores partnership opportunities with other
people in and outside the organization; influences and leverages corporate and
continental shared services and/or discipline leaders (e.g.| HR| Sales &
Marketing| Finance| Revenue Management) to achieve objectives; maintains
effective external relations with government| business and industry in
respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison between locations|
disciplines| and corporate to ensure needed resources are received and
corporate strategies are understood and executed.
Generating Talent and Organizational Capability
· Organizational Capability – Evaluates and adapts the structure of
assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals
of an organizational unit.
· Talent Management – Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals
develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work
Learning and Applying Professional Expertise
· Technical Acumen – Understands and utilizes professional skills and
knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday
business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-
specific work challenges.
· Basic Competencies – Fundamental competencies required for
accomplishing basic work activities.
o Basic Computer Skills – Uses basic computer hardware and software
(e.g.| personal computers| word processing software| Internet browsers| etc.).
o Mathematical Reasoning – Adds| subtracts| multiplies| or divides
quickly| correctly| and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
o Oral Comprehension – Listens to and understands information and ideas
presented through spoken words and sentences.
o Reading Comprehension – Understands written sentences and paragraphs in
work related documents.
o Writing – Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the
needs of the audience.