Overview

This is an excellent Senior Counsel opportunity for a lawyer to join the existing legal team of this global company and report directly to their General Counsel. Candidates should have approximately 10-15 years of commercial and corporate experience. This senior lawyer will work with a variety of internal stakeholders and other members of the company’s legal and commercial departments. They will act as a trusted advisor and work alongside other leading professionals.


Responsibilities

• Provide legal advice to various internal and external stakeholders re: capital projects, joint ventures, and negotiate service agreements with clients, partners and vendors;
• Review and draft commercial agreements and other pertinent legal and commercial documents and evaluate legal risks in a manner consistent with the organization’s internal governance and strategic business plan;
• Assist with the development and implementation of global and/or regional commercial strategies;
• Manage internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective resolution of claims or disputes;
• Improve the company’s contractual and commercial practices;
• Manage various legal matters: merger and acquisitions, general commercial transactions, technology licensing agreements and employment matters;
• Along with other members of the corporate, commercial and legal services group, develop and deliver training and/or publications on commercial and legal topics and ensure that the organization’s precedents reflect key legal developments; and
• Provide general corporate legal services.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have/be:

• A Bachelor of Civil Law degree (B.C.L.) or equivalent from an accredited Canadian law school; dual BCL and JD law degrees an asset;
• In good standing with the Barreau du Quebec;
• Bilingual (French and English);
• Approximately 10-15 of pertinent commercial/corporate legal experience;
• Ability to confidentially interact with the company’s clients and senior management;
• Detail oriented with strong oral and written communication skills;
• Strong problem-solving abilities with a solid background in advanced commercial negotiations;
• Calm under pressure;
• A positive attitude, be a self-starter, and highly motivated;
• A business leader within a team environment;
• Strong client focus, the ability to provide sound legal advice to enhance the company’s business relationships;
• The ability to handle competing priorities;
• Experience in infrastructure is an asset.

This is truly an exciting opportunity for a seasoned commercial/corporate lawyer to work as a Senior Legal Counsel within this well established and dynamic company with worldwide operations.

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining a global organization that promotes excellence within a collegial work environment and offers a competitive compensation package, send us your details!


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