In-House Legal Counsel

OTT Group of Companies (OTT) is a leading financial services provider in Canada operating multiple lines of business including investment brokerage, asset management, forex, real estate investment, and our cutting-edge mobile payment business. 
We are seeking an experienced In-house Legal Counsel to work closely with the management of our payment business and/or money service business to draft and negotiate commercial agreements, review internal policies and procedures from legal perspective, interpret applicable laws and regulations, and provide legal advice on business operations. 


• Lead, in tandem with product/project manager, marketing, and sales, the development of contractual arrangements between the company and its customers and/or suppliers

• Respond to inquiries from customers, suppliers, partners, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community regarding legal requirements

• Draft and review internal policies and procedures to support business operation

• Monitor and foster legal compliance by liaising with internal business units

• Research and interpret laws and regulations applicable to current business and new offerings

• Inform management on the development of regulatory trends and their impact on business operations and recommend courses of action

• Represent the company at meetings with regulators, public and private organizations

• Provide legal guidance and support on corporate policy and governance matters

• Coordinate external legal resources when needed

• Ad-hoc responsibilities that are required from time to time


Key Skills and Qualifications: 
• Law degree (LLB/JD); member of Law Society of Upper Canada

• Solid understanding of payment business, merchants services, and/or money service business

• Demonstrated ability to provide practical legal advice in a business environment

• 5+ years’ experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts

• Excellent judgment, logical thinking, and analytical skills

• Excellent written skills to ensure a proper level of professionalism in external communication

• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work under pressure, work as a flexible team player

• Must be fluent in English. Fluency in other languages will be an asset

We are an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive base salary, performance-based bonus, full benefits package, recognition for your accomplishments and opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more about us, please visit our website. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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