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Senior Legal Advisor

Apply now Job ID 49412323504 Date posted 05/26/2023

Primary Locations: Gatineau, Quebec

Attendance: Hybrid

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Note that the successful candidate may work out of Montreal or Ontario depending on where they reside.
As a Legal Advisor, you’ll help improve the client experience by giving expert advice, adding value and being proactive. If you are passionate about legal issues in commercial financing, this challenge is for you! 
Your role:
•    Understand business issues, identify internal partners’ needs and suggest strategies, taking into account the varied nature of files, to support the completion of activities
•    Draft, analyze and interpret various bank documents, including credit agreement templates, security documents and other bank forms
•    Issue and draft legal opinions in commercial law, corporate finance and securities
•    Participate actively in implementing new products, special projects and developing Bank policies, standards, practices and processes in commercial and corporate financing
•    Analyze business transfer files and guide employees in drafting the offer of financing and security agreements or take on the workload for complex files
•    Negotiate with various parties involved in financing transactions, in particular business transfer transactions
•    Analyze bills and new regulations to inform business lines about upcoming regulatory changes and help them implement any new requirements
•    Identify the risks associated with the Bank’s products and activities (legal and reputational) and propose solutions to mitigate these risks 
•    Advise employees in Commercial Financing Operations on complex files
•    Interact with internal partners, as well as with associations, organizations and external stakeholders

Reporting to the Senior Manager, you will offer legal support for commercial financing transactions and provide legal advice to various partners in other Bank sectors.

We want to contribute to your quality of life by offering you as much flexibility as possible in your work. For example, we offer a hybrid (remote and in the office) work model, work schedule arrangements to help you achieve work/life balance, and flexible leave that you can take when it's important to you.

Competencies required:

  • Bachelor of Law plus 5 years of relevant experience OR a Master of Law plus 3 years of relevant experience
  • Member of the Law Society or Ontario and/or the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec with significant experience in Common law
  • Relevant experience in corporate financing
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Ability to handle a large volume of files with various deadlines
  • Leadership skills and ability to work on a team
  • Good knowledge of the corporate world and good judgment
  • Bilingualism (English and French) required, as you will work closely with colleagues outside Quebec 

Your benefits: 
In addition to competitive compensation, upon hiring you’ll be eligible for a wide range of flexible benefits to help promote your wellbeing and that of your family.
•    Health and wellness program, including many options
•    Flexible group insurance
•    Generous pension plan
•    Employee Share Ownership Plan
•    Employee and Family Assistance Program
•    Preferential banking services
•    Initiatives promoting community involvement
•    Telemedicine service
•    Virtual sleep clinic
These are a few of the benefits available to you. We have an offer that keeps up with trends as well as your needs and those of your family. 
Our dynamic work environments and cutting-edge collaboration tools foster a positive employee experience. We actively listen to employees’ ideas. Whether through our surveys or programs, regular feedback and ongoing communication is encouraged.

We're putting people first :  
We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives.
Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 
We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us.
We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Ready to live your ambitions?

JobField: Legal

Unposting Date: 2023-06-21

Job Number: LEG000DL

Posting Date: 2023-05-26

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