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Cartel inc. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Jan 22, 2019
Full time
With over 35 years of experience, Cartel is considered one of Canada's leading employment agencies servicing the legal community. Our clients are among the most distinguished law firms and our success lies in our applicants and their desire for the perfect career match. There is no fee to register with Cartel for any employment opportunity. We listen. We're honest. Just ask your friends. They'll tell you. Cartel. Give us a call; we really do make the difference.   Opportunity:  General Counsel - Corporate Secretary    Location: Mississauga   Term: Temp to Perm     Our Client, a quasi governmental body, is currently recruiting a General Counsel with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in Corporate law to join its team in Mississauga.   Preference will be given to candidates with significant corporate governance experience.     Job Description:     This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, development, and mentorship. The candidate should have an enthusiastic and responsive approach to client requirements and excellent people skills.  Desired Skills & Experience:   Legal (40%)   * Implements the legal processes and practices required to protect the interests and obligations of the organization.   * Prepares and reviews various legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, purchases and real estate transactions.   * Advises, negotiates, writes and reviews vendor contracts with the organization protecting the organization’s interests and ensuring clarity in agreements.   * Advises and assists HR in dealing with employment and personnel issues ensuring a fair and legally sound solution protecting the organization and its employees.   * Reviews regulations and policies to ensure they are relevant and appropriate, while allowing for the efficient and effective operation of the industry on an ongoing basis.   * Applies for registration or copyrights of the products, devices, processes and trademarks of the organization.   * Reviews, advises a Appeal Tribunal and other legal matters, to protect the interests of the organization and builds rationale to support the suggested approach.   * Examines legal and other information to determine the advisability of prosecuting or defending any legal actions.   * Advises and provides input to provincial partnership planning and strategies as requested by the General Manager and Board.   * Engages and manages external legal counsel as appropriate with respect to deliverables, timelines, fees and expenses.   Corporate Secretary (20%)   * Manages all Board and certain Committee meeting logistics, including coordinating, preparing and distributing Board and Committee materials, meeting agendas, notifications and meeting minutes for the Board of Directors and Committees.   * Attends all Board and certain Committee meetings, recording minutes, highlighting Board and Committee decisions and/or information items, actions and directives.   * Prepares all correspondence for the Board and Committees, including responses to enquiries or complaints directed to the Board and Committees.   * Oversees the planning of Annual Meeting, Fall Regional Meetings and Spring Policy Conference including the assembly of papers, agenda, meeting logistics, communication and follow ups.   * Supports the Board Chair in performing their role, including the provision of appropriate briefing materials to represent the organization to producers, regulatory and government bodies, the media, general public, etc.   * Approves the Board member expenses to ensure compliance with the organization expense policies.   * Promotes and facilitates open and full communication links and ensures an effective flow of information between the Board, its Committees,  management and stakeholders.   * Supports and directs governance processes, including:   o supporting the Board in ensuring an effective Director nomination process;   o orientation of new Directors and ongoing Board training and education;   o developing and implementing guidelines, criteria and instruments to evaluate and enhance individual member and Board performance; and   o keeping Board members apprised of governance trends and developments.   * Makes appropriate arrangements and preparations for Board representation at appeal hearings before the Appeal Tribunal.   * Prepares the Annual Report on behalf of and for approval of the Board.   If you are interested, please send your CV in confidence to: ben @ cartelinc.com   Ben Higham, JD, LL.M. Managing Partner - Legal Recruitment
Cartel inc. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jan 22, 2019
Full time
With over 35 years of experience, Cartel is considered one of Canada's leading employment agencies servicing the legal community. Our clients are among the most distinguished law firms and our success lies in our applicants and their desire for the perfect career match. There is no fee to register with Cartel for any employment opportunity. We listen. We're honest. Just ask your friends. They'll tell you. Cartel. Give us a call; we really do make the difference. Opportunity:  Legal Assistant   Location: Vancouver Our Client, a pre-eminent litigation boutique firm, is currently recruiting an Legal Assistant with a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience in Litigation to join its team in Downtown Vancouver. You must be an LAA graduate. Job Description: Our Client is a growing firm and they require a Legal Assistant to join its Litigation Practice Group.   This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, development, and mentorship. This is an excellent opportunity for the entrepreneurial Legal Assistant. The candidate should have an enthusiastic and responsive approach to client requirements and excellent people skills.  Desired Skills & Experience 0+ years’ experience in Litigation Law Ability to work independently as well as on a team Ability to handle a high volume of work Knowledge of MS Office Suite and PC Law Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills If you are interested, please send your CV in confidence to: ben @ cartelinc.com Ben Higham, JD, LL.M. Managing Partner - Legal Recruitment
Tilray Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan 22, 2019
Full time
Tilray is a federally licensed producer of medical cannabis. We are committed to setting the gold standard of care and excellence in our industry. We believe that commitment starts with a great work environment and benefits for our associates.   Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry? Ready to apply your talents to make a positive difference in the lives of patients across the country?   Reporting to the VP – Legal, the Corporate Counsel will provide broad support to Tilray’s legal team. Key duties will include (i) administering and maintaining Tilray’s insurance portfolio, (ii) supporting on a broad range of corporate/commercial, financing, securities law, information technology, and intellectual property law issues; (iii) supporting the review and drafting of commercial agreements relating to procurement, professional services, technology development, leases, etc.; (iv) conducting due diligence on legal aspects of transactions to ensure compliance with applicable law; and (v) keeping track of developments in relevant statutes, regulations, and policies in the cannabis industry.    Responsibilities:   Insurance Management Liaise with insurance providers to ensure Tilray's insurance needs and specific requirements are articulated and met; where needed, spearhead acquisition of specialized coverage, including by gathering and summarizing complex business information requested by insurers Review agreements for issues relating to insurance, including cost implications and indemnification language Codify standards for third party insurance coverage requirements and ensure such requirements are implemented in agreements Track all third-party insurance requirements and commitments Maintain and provide proof of insurance to various third parties and, where required, notify such parties of any changes to coverage General Legal Support Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including contracts relating to purchases, professional services, technology development, and leases Assisting with due diligence, closings, and other routine elements of corporate transactions; Administering and maintaining risk management initiatives within the company; Supporting Tilray’s legal team on other legal and quasi-legal projects and tasks as needed Qualifications: Degree from a Canadian or accredited U.S. law school Completion of articling for Canadian candidates 1 year of experience required  Excellent analytical and organizational skills Ability to manage multiple projects at once, to synthesize information from multiple business units, and to follow through and meet deadlines Ability to cope with competing priorities Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to brief and communicate complex issues in a succinct manner
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