Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
BBTV is a media-tech company advancing the world through the creation, distribution, management and monetization of content. BBTV provides end-to-end solutions to content owners including proprietary tech, leading services and enhanced distribution & monetization. We have built proprietary VISO technologies leveraging machine learning, digital signal processing and big data to power our platform and ecosystem. Our key revenue streams represent the most relevant and scalable opportunities for monetization of digital IP across advertising, SaaS/content management, mobile apps and other revenue streams. BBTV is the second largest video property worldwide in terms of unique viewers following only Google, reaching tens of billions of monthly impressions.
Working closely with Leadership, serve as the head of the legal business unit, while performing complex legal work that supports BBTV Leadership and Management to achieve company strategic and operational goals
Provide legal support and advice to all internal teams, including, Leadership, Business Development, Ad Sales & Branded Entertainment, Professional Services, BBTV Interactive, eCommerce, Content Acquisition, R&D, Finance, HR and others
Support and/or lead the negotiation of commercial, mergers and acquisitions and shareholder/securities agreements related to BBTV’s business across all stakeholders. You will be responsible for drafting complex and specialized terms and conditions that balance BBTV’s risk and the needs of our unique business.
Confidently advise business stakeholders in all areas of corporate securities law, including public and private equity and debt financings, mergers + acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance matters, continuous disclosure filings and all public reporting related matters
Ensure compliance with applicable continuous disclosure requirements, advise on potential transactions involving securities law considerations, and work with outside counsel to implement them
Draft, review, and negotiate all contractual agreements, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and all agreements related to market activities, as the case may be
Support the Company’s M&A function from strategy to execution, in partnership with the VP Corporate Development, CFO, Legal and Finance team
Build and maintain relationships with corporate leadership, target companies, industry and professional networks, and all third-party consultants that can assist in M&A strategy, target identification, deal sourcing, deal execution, and post-acquisition integration.
Review corporate existence of target and provide advice regarding structuring of the M&A transaction, in conjunction with tax and accounting considerations.
Plan, in conjunction with finance and corporate development, due diligence strategy and conduct due diligence on target and its business. Lead the effective execution of legal due diligence.
Draft, negotiate and finalize LOI’s, NDA’s, definitive agreements, and all related deal documentation in connection with proposed M&A transactions.
Identify and obtain all necessary regulatory approvals for the M&A transaction
Lead the integration of the targets’ corporate, compliance and legal support departments.
Maintain documentation on pipelines, status, discussions and create an intelligence database.
Risk and Compliance
Oversee compliance across a multitude of laws and regulations including, but not limited to: competition, anti-spam, anti-terrorist, anti-money laundering, data security and data breach, privacy, minors, marketing (contests, sweepstakes, rules, disclosures), copyright, consumer protection, product liability, production, IP and trust & safety.
Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks for the organization
Ensure compliance with local, provincial, state, and federal laws and regulations in all jurisdictions that BBTV operates
Setting internal governance policies and managing the impact of external factors
Support and/or lead the negotiation of media and entertainment agreements related to BBTV’s strategic partnership opportunities. You will be responsible for drafting complex and specialized terms and conditions that balance BBTV’s risk and the needs of our unique client/partner base
Draft and negotiate an array of commercial agreements such as, letters of intent, term sheets and long form agreements
Manage disputes combining your business acumen with your risk mitigation abilities
Education and Learning
Keep Leadership and management informed of developments in laws and regulations that may affect the business and/or its strategies
Train internal stakeholders to improve their understanding of legal concepts to help prevent litigation
Help set the strategic vision for the Legal department, as well as apply strategic business acumen to help enable business growth
Maintain a strong understanding of the ongoing changes in the digital space. Help evaluate the latest sources of research insights and market data to help ensure the business always has access to best-in-class business and legal intelligence
Recruit, develop, and manage BBTV’s Legal team, including being responsible for the oversight of the team including coaching, driving individual and team success, 1-on-1 meetings, reviewing performance, optimizing employee retention, inter-company communication and removing barriers to success
Self-educate and educate the Legal team on business and legal strategies to improve the team’s productivity and build value in BBTV’s internal & external stakeholder relationships
Maintain and model a positive and professional attitude, that cultivates healthy working relationships across all levels of the organization, while fostering BBTV’s culture by modelling our core values
Oversee BBTV’s standard form contracts, and ensure right processes are in place to operate efficiently and successfully within the team, as well as successful interactions with all business units
Manage BBTV’s partnerships with external Legal vendors, including selection, cost negotiations, relationship management and business outcomes
Forecast, prepare and submit an annual Legal operational budget, manage effectively within this budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered
Oversee the Legal team’s workflow, develop, and implement collaborative strategies to manage productivity levels, and act as the department’s representative and advocate with other departments, where necessary
A minimum of fifteen years of relevant and progressive experience, with at least ten of those years focused on securities regulatory law and commercial litigation in the technology, media or entertainment industries.
Demonstrated experience with continuous disclosure requirements and privacy compliance in a public reporting company
LLB degree; member in good standing of the BC Bar Association, or other provincial association (preference given to BC)
Demonstrated track record of supporting innovative and impactful business decisions and partnerships in digital & social media, technology and/or entertainment industries
Proven expertise in navigating complex negotiations
Demonstrated expertise in identifying the legal risks and significance of business partnerships, transactions, and initiatives
Demonstrated competence in drafting complex contracts and agreements, and preparing presentations and legal business plans
Ability to present compelling and difficult legal insights to internal and external stakeholders
Highly motivated, self-starter, able to remain adaptable and move quickly in a rapidly changing environment
Applicable knowledge of multi-jurisdictional securities law (Canada and the United States) given preference
At BBTV, our team is everything. We offer competitive compensation packages, flexible hours and operate on a horizontal management structure that rewards creativity and values transparency.
From our commitment to giving back (support for everyone to volunteer with a charitable or community initiative), our culture committee (social events, team-building, diversity and inclusion), and our support for personal and career development through our learning & development program, we’re not your typical 9-5 gig.
BBTV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to foster a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the individuals we serve and to provide employees with a meaningful and inclusive work environment, free of discrimination and harassment.
BBTV believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Indigenous people, people of color, people of all genders or non-genders, and people with disabilities of all types are encouraged to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To all recruitment agencies, BBTV does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, BBTV employees or any other company location. BBTV is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.