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Job Title: In House Counsel - Business Partner NEW ( ID: C1003 )
Career Category: Business, Business Affairs, Business Law, Business Strategy, Commercial, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Legal Role Within The Insurance Industry, IP, IT, Marketing, Privacy
Posted Date: 2021-07-19
Location: Montreal (Hybrid Role)
This is an exciting leadership opportunity for a business savvy lawyer to work as the In House Counsel - Business Partner and report directly to the Head, Legal Affairs at this dynamic, stimulating and renowned company. This lawyer will have strong business acumen and advise on different legal matters and manage legal risks. This In House Counsel - Business Partner will be involved in critical strategic projects and commercial transactions as well as deal with business development and regulatory issues, in addition to providing guidance to the Head, Legal Affairs.


· Assist the Head, Legal Affairs, in all aspects of legal matters and managing legal risks, including anticipating and mitigating legal, compliance and reputational risks to the respective business unit, while providing support re: the development of innovative business strategies;

· Act as the subject matter expert and the resource to a multipurpose team to provide legal advice on strategic projects re: the implementation of digital solutions, contractual matters, innovative concepts and strategic partnerships and work with relevant parties;

· Draft, review and negotiate agreements, including complex transactions and advise various business units accordingly on substantive legal matters and provide training on applicable legal issues;

· Provide legal counsel and support re: the daily activities of the various departments, business units, franchises and operating departments, as needed;

· Work closely with the business team on commercial and strategic alliances, including re: the protection of intellectual property, confidential and personal information, and risk assessments;

· Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes, focusing on efficiency and simplifications;

· Utilize strong business acumen to develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative, business oriented ways; and

· This is a multifaceted position as the In House Counsel - Business Partner will advise on diverse issues and work with various business teams such as: Marketing & Advertising, Product Safety, Data Privacy, IP and Trade Compliance, Communications, and Public Policy re: strategizing, negotiating and drafting general business transactional documents and creating improvements across the business.



The ideal candidate will:

· Have a Bachelor of Law Degree (BCL and/or LL.B). An MBA or Business degree is considered an asset;

· Be called to the Quebec Bar (or the Bar of another Canadian jurisdiction);

· Have approximately 5 - 10 years of solid corporate/commercial law experience, acquired in a law firm or as In-House counsel. Experience within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, high-tech industry or digital experience is an asset;

· Have strong general commercial law experience. Experience in antitrust/competition law, regulatory compliance, cloud transactions, data privacy, risk management, contract management, intellectual property, and/or advertising law is an asset;

· Have strong business acumen, with a creative mindset;

· Be solution oriented with excellent customer service skills;

· Have strong communication, negotiation, analytical and interpersonal abilities;

· Have excellent leadership skills and have demonstrated ability providing legal advice to key stakeholders within the organization;

· Be a strong team player and have the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities well; and

· Be fluently Bilingual, French and English (written and oral).

This is an exciting senior level opportunity for a business oriented lawyer at a well established and progressive company to work as the In House Counsel - Business Partner. This position offers the possibility of a remote/hybrid work model.

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

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



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