Legal Counsel

Legal / Légal Etobicoke, ON


Description

Position at Moneris Solutions Corporation

Reporting to the Vice President Legal, work as a member of the Legal team to oversee and advise on all legal aspects of the business, taking into consideration the need to balance the objectives of Moneris as a whole.

You will be accountable for

  • Giving accurate and timely counsel to executives and other clients on a variety of legal topics including technology and intellectual property questions, corporate and commercial law, privacy, employment and other issues
  • Negotiation, drafting and interpretation of day to day commercial agreements with Moneris clients, customers, partners and vendors
  • Management of actual or threatened litigation and guiding dispute resolution
  • Handling of issues and escalations related to customers and partners including bankruptcies
  • Proactively identifying, analyzing and responding to legislative developments affecting Moneris
  • Assisting on corporate acquisitions/dispositions and legal due diligence
  • Creating and maintaining precedent agreements and participating in/leading knowledge management initiatives to improve overall efficiency of the Legal team and evolving best in class legal services to clients
  • Managing external counsel to ensure high performance and control costs

 Your experience includes

  • Law Degree and current membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • 3-5 years of corporate law experience, ideally a blend of full service law firm and in-house business acumen (payment industry experience considered an asset)
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills and networking abilities with internal and external contacts with fluency in English (reading, writing, and verbal)
  • French language proficiency an asset
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking with ability to probe, constructively manage difficult conversations and effectively address and resolve issues
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple deals/files in a dynamic environment

Note: We welcome and encourage applications from indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people of all genders, sexual orientation and intersectional identities.