Legal Counsel, Commercial

London, England, United Kingdom Full-time


What will you do at OYO? 


The successful candidate will be part of the legal team, and will report to the Legal Director.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Providing legal advice on day-to-day legal issues affecting OYO, and assisting with transaction management;


  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing third party commercial contracts and developing standard form contracts and precedents;


  • Supporting the commercial team with the negotiation of new franchise deals, preparing term sheets, drafting, negotiating and amending commercial agreements and assisting with the management of the partner hotel network (including enforcement of existing franchise agreements);


  • Overseeing the management of OYO’s contract database (with paralegal support); and


  • Assisting with the establishment and delivery of employee training on legal compliance issues.

What you will bring to OYO?


  • An experienced commercial lawyer with a minimum of 5 years PQE gained within a reputable multi-site hotel, restaurant or retail company or a full-service commercial law firm.  A minimum of 1 year’s in-house experience is essential;


  • Strong academic background with a law degree or equivalent post-graduate diploma in law;


  • Experience with a wide range of contracts (including supply, purchase, agency, tour operator, booking and OTA agreements) and intellectual property rights, with a good understanding of IT service agreements (both software and hardware), consumer/competition law, e-commerce and sales & marketing agreements;


  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organisational skills with an enthusiastic and proactive approach to their work.  An ability to work at pace is essential;


  • Strong commercial awareness and an ability to resolve complex legal issues in their commercial context; and


  • A plain-language approach to legal advice when dealing with stakeholders from across the business.

Who are we?

OYO is the world’s 3rd largest and fastest-growing chain of fully operated, franchised and leased hotels. OYO’s mission is to upgrade all forms of real estate and thereby provide quality living spaces to travellers around the world.  


In a short space of time, OYO has grown into more than 800 cities in 80 countries, including the U.S, Europe, U.K, India, Malaysia, Middle East, Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan. 


Here in the UK, we’ve been relentlessly expanding since October 2018 and we have expanded rapidly - you may have spotted one of our hotels on your highstreet - they are popping up everywhere. The OYO brand is growing at an accelerated level and we need people like you support our lightning growth!


If you are looking to work for a high-growth, disruptive and technology-led business that is looking to transform the hospitality industry then OYO is the business for you. 


You need to be a self- starter, who is ambitious, commercial, and collaborative – someone who constantly strives for improvement, and always looks for growth.


We look forward to you joining our family of OYOpreneurs!


Working @ OYO UK

We feel we have created a fantastic work environment across the UK, but we appreciate it’s not fair to have all work and no play, so we have created an amazing benefits package and we want to shout about it.


  • 28 days of annual paid time off (including 3 days to be used over Christmas) + Bank Holidays + 1 extra day off during Birthday month
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Medical, Dental & Life Insurance
  • 50% off Gym Membership - capped
  • Season Ticket Loan through Commuter Club


Social rewards: free breakfast, sports pitches, beauty & wellbeing services, Summer & Christmas party, team events.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.