Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate and Compliance

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The CSL Group Inc. (“CSL”) of Montreal, Canada is a world-leading provider of marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services. Through its major operating divisions, Canada Steamship Lines, CSL Americas, CSL Australia, CSL Asia and CSL Europe, CSL owns and operates a highly diversified fleet of specialized self-unloading vessels, off-shore transshippers and Handysize bulk carriers, and delivers more than millions of tonnes of cargo to industrial customers annually. CSL's history can be traced back to 1845.

At CSL, we are committed to the wellbeing of our crews and employees, and to promoting a corporate culture that values high ethical standards, a safe and healthy workplace and respect for the environment. A career with CSL is both stimulating and challenging, and we are continually seeking skilled and passionate individuals to occupy key roles throughout our company.

For more information on CSL Group, please visit our website:


Duties and responsibilities :

  • Responsible for corporate law matters, including management of secretarial services, governance, corporate maintenance and record keeping for subsidiaries of the Company.

    • corporate secretarial matters relating to subsidiaries;

    • Implementation and completion of legal compliance programs (Lobbyist Registration, Sanctions, Anti-Corruption, Privacy, Office de La Langue Française, etc.);

    • Financings, loan and credit transactions;

    • Banking matters; and

    • Real estate matters.

  • Legal counsel, advisor and support to Finance Department.

  • Support the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in matters of corporate governance.

  • Support the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in developing corporate policies and procedures.

  • Support the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in developing a risk adjusted compliance program for CSL.

  • Implementation, reporting, auditing and monitoring CSL compliance program. 

  • Support the Assistant General Counsel, Commercial, and the Assistant General Counsel, Operations, in commercial and operations matters.



Qualifications and skills :

  • Law degree from a recognised law faculty at a Canadian university.

  • Member of the Barreau du Quebec or equivalent certification.

  • 7-10 years of legal experience in commercial and corporate law with a major law firm or corporation

  • Strong experience in corporate/commercial law and compliance.

  • Strong knowledge of the principles of corporate and finance law, preferably in a maritime context.

  • Highly ethical, accountable and discrete.

  • Available for travel - local and international.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both English and French (written and oral).

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Strong legal capabilities and problem-solving skills in complex corporate transactions.

  • Exceptional drafting skills.

  • Self-starter and strong organizational skills with strong attention to detail. 

  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to prioritize, manage and execute multiple tasks as well as to ensure the timely execution of punctual matters.

  • Able to strategize and develop risk adjusted programs responsive to legal and business requirements.

  • Strong team player and collaborator and capable of working autonomously and interacting with colleagues globally in different cultural environments.


CSL offers you :

  • 12-month contract

  • Full time

  • Competitive salary

  • Group Insurance

At CSL we value diversity in the workplace and are committed to Employment Equity. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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