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Cargill Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
The person hired for the position will join a fast-paced global team of lawyers and paralegals who provide legal counsel related to a variety of commercial legal matters to Cargill businesses across Canada.   No two days at this position look the same. The person hired will be curious, creative, and will enjoy the freedom to learn a wide variety of practice areas as our businesses grow and innovate, including preventative counseling; review, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts; strategic counseling and advice; regulatory compliance counseling; claims resolution; litigation oversight; and deep engagement with Cargill’s Canadian commercial businesses.   This position requires excellent judgment, including the ability to recognize the business implications of decisions and develop solutions and counsel clients toward those solutions. Successful candidates will have excellent contracting skills and experience, strong communication skills and a strong orientation toward collaboration.   Principal Accountabilities   40% - Lead preparation, review and revisions of various commercial agreements. Lead process of gathering and integrating stakeholder input and regularly participate and lead negotiations. Communicate and counsel clients regarding commercial law aspects of transactions and other legal matters. Develop expertise in Cargill’s various businesses and relevant legal trends.   20% - Practice preventive law, including providing advice, training and education on Canadian law in areas such as competition, regulatory compliance, contracting, credit, corporate structuring, as well as assisting Cargill businesses on compliance with various company policies and procedures.   20% - Coordinate and collaborate with other members of the Cargill Law Department to provide legal advice in certain specialized areas such as environmental, employment/labor law, and intellectual property. Collaborate with M&A team for acquisitions and divestitures.   10% - Manage disputes and litigation relating to Cargill’s businesses on matters such as commercial litigation, product liability, and administrative law issues, including budgeting and managing outside counsel.   10% Miscellaneous projects/duties as assigned.     Qualifications   Minimum Required Qualifications Either a Juris Doctor (JD) or LLB degree License to practice law in any Canadian province Minimum of 3 years’ experience practicing as a lawyer Demonstrated ability to spot legal issues in areas such as: information technology, intellectual property, competition law, marketing, food law, federal and provincial regulatory matters, etc. Strong written and verbal communication skills Excellent contract analysis, drafting and negotiation skills Competent in conducting legal research Ability to work independently and be self-motivated Strong organization and execution skills and high impact execution Ability to serve as a strong business partner and proven history of building trust with others Collaboration with others to promote greater team work and outcomes for clients Demonstrated ability to operate in ambiguous situations Proven ability to manage conflict and strong problem-solving abilities Ability to manage conflicting priorities and be solutions-oriented Shows courage, resourcefulness and resilience Adapts quickly to change, suggests continuous process improvements and contributes to a positive and inclusive working environment Shows good judgment and commitment to Cargill's Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles Agile, nimble and adaptable to process changes Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada.   Preferred Qualifications Ability to influence at all levels within an organization and a strong history of coaching/developing others. Experience working with international teams Relevant legal experience in agriculture, food and commodities 3-10 years in legal practice     Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.
Hunter West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
Stikeman Elliott is a global leader among business law firms. With offices across Canada and international offices in New York, London and Sydney, Stikeman Elliott enjoys an outstanding reputation around the world. The firm’s clients include large multinationals as well as exciting high-growth companies in emerging industries. Stikeman Elliott’s broad expertise, and collaboration across its offices, positions the firm to comprehensively meet the most complex needs of its sophisticated client base. The Vancouver office of Stikeman Elliott is seeking to add a commercial litigation associate with two to five years of experience gained at a leading full-service or boutique law firm. The successful candidate will work on complex commercial disputes from contract claims and business torts to class actions, product liability, insolvency and securities litigation. Candidates who are currently more specialized in their commercial litigation practice will broaden their expertise under the supervision of accomplished senior lawyers. Other resources at your disposal will include cutting-edge knowledge management technology and a team of knowledge management professionals. Ongoing associate training and mentorship in technical and business skills is also a hallmark of Stikeman Elliott. If you strive for excellence, this is your chance to work alongside top-rated lawyers at the firm which was named Litigation Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Canada 2019 awards ceremony. This is an exclusive search with Hunter West Legal Recruitment. For more information, please contact Stephanie Hacksel at 604-783-5073 or stephanie@hunterwest.ca
KPMG Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
Paralegal/ Sr. Coordinator – Immigration Law You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do. When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 200,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory, and business enablement services across 154 countries. With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally, and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this. The Immigration Law team has an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated Paralegal to join the Calgary office in a permanent position. Overview of the opportunity: The Immigration Paralegal/Sr. Coordinator is responsible for managing the preparation and filing of immigration-related applications for clients of multinational corporations and firms. This role requires excellent multi-tasking skills to coordinate a high volume of cases and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients, including HR representatives and senior-level personnel. What you will do: Immigration Coordinate and manage the progress of files from initiation to completion with lawyers and other paralegals/coordinators; Advise clients of processing procedures, requirements and timelines; Prepare applications for work permits, study permits, visitor visas, permanent resident, citizenship applications and associated immigration status documents; Research appropriate legal documents required for application processes; Interact with HR representatives, hiring managers and client employees to obtain and complete documents required for each application; Review collected forms and documents for accuracy and consistency; Provide draft documents and application packages to lawyers for review; Prepare and send out case status reports to clients; Coordinate requests for translation and/or notarization of documents, as required; Prepare and file applications for police clearances, as required; Manage the collection of copies of immigration status documents from clients; Manage the tracking of immigration status expiry dates; and, Conduct all work within established time standards. Client care Respond to client enquiries or challenges in a timely and knowledgeable manner; Update clients on the progress of their applications and assist in providing solutions to any difficulties experienced; Follow-up on pending matters to ensure activities reach a timely conclusion; Handle a high volume of immigration-related matters; Escalate issues as necessary; and, Manage client expectations in terms of processes and application approval times. Administration Oversee file management for all immigration matters to which you have been assigned; Ensure that files are opened based on client requests; Ensure that all client correspondence is recorded in internal database; Ensure that all relevant data fields are populated and accurate in database; Send files to be invoiced once the application process is completed; and, Oversee the work of junior paralegals/coordinators, as required. What you bring to the role: College or University degree – not necessarily required, but an asset; 3-5 years of Canadian immigration experience required; US immigration experience is an asset; Attention to detail and accuracy; Self-directed and highly motivated; Ability to multi-task high-volume case load and meet aggressive deadlines; Time management skills are critical; Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment; Strong organizational and computer skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Ability to locate and research information efficiently, to use it effectively and to evaluate the quality of the information, and; Ability to communicate responsibly and promote effective working relationships. Keys to your success: Ability and interest in developing new markets and in working in a growing business environment; Professionalism in the execution of tasks; High level of drive, enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work; Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams; and, Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English. KPMG Law LLP offers many benefits: Competitive salary; Three weeks of vacation per year; 5 days of personal time for personal/family emergencies; Pension plan; Comprehensive group benefit plan; and, Lifestyle Spending Account. KPMG Law LLP is also an engaging and fulfilling working environment providing exposure to clients, professionals and career opportunities within the KPMG network. KPMG is among the best employers in Canada and was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2019 for a fourteenth consecutive year! The well-being and professional development of our talent are our priority. Come build your future with us!
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