Junior Legal Counsel

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Reporting to the Senior Director Legal Affairs, the Junior Counsel is responsible for providing SSENSE with the full suite of legal services they need to support and develop the business. This Lawyer will provide legal advice to management and various departments about all related issues, while providing assistance regarding corporate, financial and operational matters. The ideal candidate is a confident commercially-minded lawyer with the proven ability to work independently while managing multiple projects. He/She possesses excellent drafting and negotiation skills with strong attention to detail and a proactive approach.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Support and provide timely and accurate legal counsel to different business units on a variety of legal topics (labor law, intellectual property law, privacy law, corporate finance, partnerships, immigration law, international law, etc.)
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements, contracts and other legal documents while protecting the company’s interest
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (business partners, public officials, external counsel,etc.)
  • Collaborate in drafting internal policies, and amend them as required
  • Keep and maintain the company’s minute books
  • Monitor the company’s intellectual property portfolio
  • Manage external counsel relationships and workflow
  • Identify, assess, manage and prevent legal risks associated with the changing business and regulatory environment
  • Monitor and advise the business of upcoming regulatory changes
  • Provide legal advice on compliance issues and develop compliance policies and procedures
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Law degree and licensed to practice law in the province of Quebec 
  • Member in good standing of the Quebec Bar Association
  • A minimum of 4 years experience practicing commercial/transactional law, practice as an in-house counsel within a large organisation, an asset
  • Good understanding of general commercial law, consumer law and employment law
  • Understanding and experience with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data privacy matters/issues, a strong assets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French
     
SKILLS
 
  • High standard of ethics and confidentiality
  • Strong business acumen and strategic negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and sound legal/business judgment
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • Independant result driven professional

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