In-House Legal Counsel (one-year contract)

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The OTT Group of Companies (OTT Group) operates multiple lines of business in Canada’s financial services industry. Registered with federal and provincial regulatory bodies, key members of the Group are OTT Financial Canada Inc., OTT Capital Corp., OTT Financial Inc., and OTT Pay Inc.

OTT Group’s services include securities and derivatives trading, portfolio and investment fund management, foreign exchange and international remittance, and smart payment solutions.

We are seeking an experienced In-house Legal Counsel to join our team located at the Leslie/Eglinton, Toronto Head Office. The successful candidate will work closely with the management of our payment business and draft and negotiate commercial agreements, review internal policies and procedures from a legal perspective, interpret applicable laws and regulations, and provide legal advice on business operations. 


• The successful candidate will be business-minded, pragmatic and able to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment

• Review, negotiate and draft contracts between the company and its customers, partners, suppliers

• 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

• 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 Ontario

• Solid understanding of payment business and merchant services would be considered a great asset 

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

• Excellent problem-solving skills 

• 3-5 years of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts experience in-house or at a leading law firm

• 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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