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Job Title: Senior Director, Legal ( ID: O9088 )
Career Category: Commercial, Commercial Contracts, Corporate, IP, IT, Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted Date: 2020-11-27
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Senior Director, Legal

Are you seeking a new and exciting career opportunity? Are you motivated, hard working, with strong business acumen and leadership abilities? Do you thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and successful company? Then Life After Law has the ideal opportunity for you!

Our client, a rapidly growing and well established company with international reach, is seeking a Senior Director, Legal to join their existing team in their head office. This position will be remote for the time being. The Senior Director, Legal will report to the Chief Financial Officer and should have strong corporate and commercial transactional expertise, solid business acumen and the ability to effectively manage legal risks in a regulated industry.


•Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, including: technology, licensing and professional services contracts;
•Work on and and oversee mergers and acquisition transactions, divestitures, stock purchases, strategic investments, joint ventures and other corporate deals in collaboration with the team;
•Act as the company’s privacy officer and ensure legal compliance in various jurisdictions;
•Manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio and maintain corporate records;
•Oversee commercial contracts and templates, legal libraries and contract guidelines;
•Advise company executives in a variety of legal matters;
•Direct and manage the internal legal team as well as external counsel as necessary;
•Collaborate with the operations group, define and implement contracting processes re: technology sales, services, procurement, and partnership agreements;
•Highlight legal and commercial risks and advise re: solutions;
•Monitor changes in applicable legislation, regulations and rules across multiple jurisdictions;
•Oversee corporate secretarial matters; and
•Assist with additional legal matters, such as new policies, templates, procedures, and regulatory issues.


The ideal candidate should:

•Be a member in good standing of a Canadian provincial or US state bar;
•Have a minimum of 8 years of strong corporate commercial transactional experience;
•Have experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating transactional documents;
•Have solid understanding of intellectual property law and contract principles and experience drafting and negotiating technology-related subscription agreements for cloud-based offerings;
•Have regulatory and compliance expertise;
•Be a strong team player, capable of working in a fast-paced environment;
•Have strong communication and presentation skills;
•Be capable of working autonomously and with minimal oversight; and
•Experience in the healthcare industry is considered an asset.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity for a lawyer with strong transactional expertise to join a sophisticated and collaborative team as a Senior Director, Legal within a thriving, expanding and innovative company.

If this describes you, and you are interested in this unique opportunity, then please send us your details.

We thank all applicants. Only those with the required expertise will be contacted.



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