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Senior Corporate Counsel (Bilingual)

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Job ID 24000950
Team Corporate
Posted Date Jun 14, 2024
Location Montreal, Quebec  
Eligible for Remote  
Contract Type Full-Time
Security Clearance  

The Sr. Corporate Counsel is a recognized subject matter expert in commercial contract matters and provides high-quality, proactive and cost-effective legal counsel and guidance to the corporation regarding all aspects of day-to-day business.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Transactional Expertise: Lead and manage negotiations for complex deals, contracts, and agreements, with a primary focus on technology-related transactions.
  • Contract Drafting: Draft, review, and revise a wide range of commercial agreements with OEM, distribution and services partners for IT products and services, including resale of SaaS, cloud and consumption-based services, licensing agreements, and managed services agreements.
  • Templates: Assist in the development of standardized legal documents for customers and partners.  
  • Collaboration: Work with internal teams, business units, and external partners to align on legal and business objectives while mitigating risk.
  • Provides legal counsel on diverse contract matters affecting day-to-day business operations; assists, advises, investigates, researches and resolves legal matters within corporate legal policies.
  • Legal Guidance: Provide legal guidance and support to internal stakeholders on a variety of legal matters, ensuring they are aware of potential legal implications in their decision-making and assist, advise, investigate, research and resolve legal matters within corporate legal policies.
  • Due Diligence: Conduct thorough due diligence on proposed transactions, identifying and addressing legal risks and compliance issues.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay up to date with relevant laws and regulations in the technology sector and ensure the company's compliance with legal requirements.
  • Risk Management: Develop and implement process improvements and strategies to manage and minimize legal risk associated with transactions and business operations.
  • Dispute Resolution: Assist internal clients to help resolve potential disputes with partners or customers, with a focus on minimizing legal escalation.
  • Subject Matter Expertise:  Develop expertise on diverse areas of law, related topics and trends and educate internal and external stakeholders on those topics and trends.
  • External Resource Management:  Retain and manage outside counsel and other external resources effectively regarding budget.

Education and/or Experience

  • JD/LL.B. Degree; BCL an asset
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a transactional lawyer, with a strong focus on technology-related deals.
  • Previous experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a technology company.
  • Licensed to practice law in the province where the position is located and/or Ontario or Quebec.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a technology company.
  • Fluency in oral and written French.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication, research and analytical skills.
  • Deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape in the technology industry.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to balance legal considerations with business and operational objectives.
  • Proven track record in successfully managing and executing complex transactions.
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and provide sound legal advice.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and resolve complex legal issues in a practical manner.
  • Ability to succinctly and effectively communicate legal issues to business clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels and across business units.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple assignments and priorities and produce high-quality work in a timely manner.
  • Proactive in recognizing needs, solving problems, anticipating issues and developing resolutions.
  • Understands strategic and tactical objectives of the department and company.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to manage time efficiently.
  • Independent self-starter with positive customer service attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Delivers well organized, clear presentations in groups and in one-on-one settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department in Quebec.
  • Experience supporting a variety of compliance matters, including privacy (with associated IAPP certification).
  • Experience supporting international customer transactions is a plus.
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