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Director, Associate Counsel

Director, Associate Counsel

Location: Weybridge, Surrey



About Royal Caribbean

At Royal Caribbean Group, we deliver unforgettable vacations to our guests. We build the best ships, and even better careers, all while doing the right thing. We are passionate. We are innovative. We are unstoppable. We open the world to our employees. Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our team. With two new ships launching in 2024 it couldn’t be a more exciting time to join!



About the role

Reporting to the Vice-President, Assistant General Counsel in Miami, the Associate Director Counsel will manage and direct a variety of legal work, focusing on drafting international commercial contracts, advising on global trade partnerships, promotions, and marketing campaigns, and provide consumer law and regulatory advice to several international cruise line travel brands.


The ideal candidate will provide sound legal advice on corporate matters and work with external legal counsel to update executive leaders on new legislation and regulatory issues within the travel industry.

You will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in our Miami HQ and with international business teams, all international offices for all brands, advising colleagues from Managing Director, Vice-President level to new hires and trainees.   


Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial Agreements with RCG international trade partner and travel agency network; advising on joint ventures, trade promotions, supplier contracts, consumer contracts, and negotiating a variety of travel industry legal Agreements.
  • Advising RCG on regulatory and corporate governance matters applicable to UK, EU, and international business activities. Data Privacy and Package Travel Law experience is essential.
  • Proactively managing legal risk across all our brand operations and business functions and developing best practice and compliance guidelines for all aspects of our business.
  • Working closely with trade support, marketing, revenue management, tax, guest services and HR teams in UK, EMEA, APAC, and ANZ offices as well as in our Miami Head Office.
  • Monitoring relevant IT and Travel Industry developments and undertaking ad-hoc legal research projects for management, while working to a deadline.
  • Developing a precedent bank and implementing a legal training manual for Trade Support and Consumer Marketing teams and providing mentoring to two Assistant Counsel colleagues.


All above responsibilities require ability to provide expert advice and opinion to Leadership and colleagues. 



  • UK or EU qualified lawyer with strong academic background and minimum 5 years PQE.
  • Relevant in-house or law firm experience is preferred.
  • Comparative commercial law and Travel Industry knowledge is essential.



  • Office-based in an open plan office in Weybridge with flexi-working options
  • Occasional travel or ship visits.
  • Experienced commercial lawyer in the travel or leisure industry working in a small legal team and liaising with Miami Legal Team for one of the world’s leading cruise lines.


What we Offer

At Royal Caribbean Group, we are client-centric but put people first. We have a culture where everyone is trusted and valued in equal measure, whatever your role in the company. Our employees and crew are the driving force behind our success. Our aim is to recruit, develop and retain world class people, who come to Royal Caribbean to do the best work of their careers.


Our remuneration package includes competitive salary, pension, bonus, private healthcare, to name a few. In addition, every permanent member of staff that works at Royal Caribbean is eligible for our cruise request program and friends & family cruise discounts.


With good transport links to our modern offices in Surrey, we have plenty of free parking, a free shuttle bus from the train station, on-site restaurant, coffee shop and on-site gym. We take a flexible approach to work. We currently work a combination of days in the office and work from home.




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