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Charlwood Pacific Group Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jan 15, 2021
Full time
In-house Corporate Counsel Charlwood Pacific Group We are the master franchisor in Canada for CENTURY 21 Canada, Uniglobe Travel International, Centum Financial Group Inc. and Real Property Management, all of which are part of the Charlwood Pacific Group of Companies. We are seeking an in-house corporate counsel to join our team in Vancouver. Qualifications: - LL.B or J.D. from a recognized Canadian law school - Member of the Law Society of British Columbia (or immediately eligible for membership) - At least 3 years’ legal experience in a firm or in-house environment, with a focus in corporate/commercial law - Broad knowledge of Canadian law and procedures - Franchising experience an asset Duties & Responsibilities : - Serve as the company’s privacy and compliance officer - Direct supervisor to all legal staff - Draft, review, update, and advise upon franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements - Draft, review, and advise upon various Canadian and international agreements, including but not limited to: employment, supplier, confidentiality/non-disclosure, and service agreements - Advise upon and provide solutions to various legal and contractual matters impacting the company, including but not limited to: employment/human resources, regulatory compliance, corporate/commercial, and torts - Review, develop, and streamline precedents and procedures, and implement best legal practices - Provide legal opinions to and work collaboratively with all departments on various business initiatives - Keep apprised of and advise staff of legal and regulatory developments impacting the company, and implement necessary changes and solutions - Manage external counsel for matters such as litigation, trademark protection, and corporate records Skills: - Exceptional judgment and communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with, and communicate complex legal issues effectively to, both legal and non-legal people - Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities - Ability to work well under pressure and effectively juggle multiple competing priorities and deadlines - Proactive, adaptable, and self-motivated Benefits : - Dental and vision care - Extended health care - AD&D and life insurance - Tuition reimbursement About Charlwood Pacific Group The Charlwood Pacific Group (CPG) is a privately held company that owns the master and/or territory franchise rights to leading brands in travel, real estate, property management and mortgage brokerage businesses in Canada and around the world. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, CPG has supported hundreds of franchisees since 1976. Collectively, the brands have more than 24,000 system members in 67 countries.
Government of Saskatchewan Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Jan 15, 2021
Full time
Employment Type :     Order-in-Council Location(s) :     SK-Rgna-Regina       Ministry :     003 Justice Salary Range :     $10,441 - $12,904   Monthly Grade :     Order-in-Council   The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Legislative Crown Counsel in the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General. The Legislative Drafting Branch provides legislative drafting advice and services to ministries, Crown corporations and agencies of the Government of Saskatchewan. The Branch also provides advice respecting statutory interpretation issues, works with the courts to prepare rules of court and is responsible for overseeing the printing of Government Bills for introduction to the Legislative Assembly. In addition, the Branch sits as advisor to the Cabinet Committee on Government Operations and the Red-Tape Reduction Committee of Cabinet and works closely with Cabinet Secretariat, the Government House Business and Research Office and the Legislative Assembly’s Law Clerk. As Chief Legislative Crown Counsel you will be asked to provide strategic vision, leadership and guidance to the Branch. You will lead by example as you provide guidance and support to the lawyers and support staff in the office. The position reports to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Legal Services Division. You will be expected to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact and diplomacy in working with colleagues within the ministry and in dealing with other Government offices and external contacts. You must have the ability to work concurrently on multiple assignments, to meet deadlines and to keep clients and senior Government officials informed of the progress of drafting assignments in the Branch. In addition, you will have excellent oral and written communication skills and proven analytical skills. As well, you will show yourself to be a self-starter with the ability to work individually and in a team environment. You must have membership, or qualify for membership, in the Law Society of Saskatchewan. As well you should have at least 10 years of drafting experience and an understanding of the principles of statutory interpretation, administrative law, Parliamentary procedure and Public Sector governance. As well, you must have experience in dealing with senior members of Government.   We are committed to workplace diversity.
Shaw Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 15, 2021
Full time
A little about us Shaw Communications Inc. is a leading Canadian connectivity company. We provide our residential and business customers with Internet, WiFi, digital phone, and video services. Our wireless division, through Shaw Mobile and Freedom Mobile, provides our mobile customers with wireless voice and LTE data services through our rapidly expanding wireless network. Every day, our passionate employees connect our customers to the world and everything in it – it’s why we exist at Shaw, and it's why we strive to be the place where the best people choose to work. Our people reflect the richness of our communities, and our culture is inclusive of each individual’s diverse background and perspective, which makes us a stronger team. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. The role We have an exciting opportunity within our Legal department for a Legal Counsel. As a valued member of the Shaw Legal Team, the successful candidate will perform legal support services for our Wireless and Wireline (Consumer division) and have the accountabilities described below. A typical day • Working collaboratively with stakeholders across the enterprise to identify and mitigate risks and determine creative solutions in service of Shaw’s corporate objectives; • Responsible for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various commercial agreements in collaboration with various teams to ensure Shaw’s business interests are protected; • Providing timely and practical advice to the Wireless and Consumer Wireline teams in respect of product and service development and implementation matters while ensuring the business complies with all relevant regulatory codes, standards, and consumer protection requirements; • Responsible for drafting various consumer-facing documents, agreements and advertising disclosures, and conducting enterprise-wide marketing reviews to ensure competition law compliance; • Providing ongoing contract support, including training and coaching in connection with legal requirements, corporate policies, procedures, and contract matters; and • Other legal related accountabilities that may arise. Your skills/experience • 2 – 4 years’ experience in corporate commercial law with a leading law firm; • Experience in the technology and telecommunication industries considered an asset; • Experience in competition and advertising law, consumer protection and regulatory matters considered an asset; • A license to practice law in Alberta, British Columbia, or Ontario; • Strong interpersonal skills, balanced judgment, and a demonstrated ability to make sound decisions within a legal and business context; • Effective and efficient advisory skills, including an ability to understand the needs of our business and communicate complex issues clearly and concisely; • Ability to work effectively in a detail-oriented, dynamic, fast-paced team environment; and • A positive, “can-do” attitude and customer-focused approach that will enable you to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy, and sincerity. If you want to be a part of something bigger – part of a dynamic team of people who are aligned, focused, and passionate about working together to care for our customers, then we look forward to meeting you! Other details This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check. We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Posting closing date:
Manulife Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan 15, 2021
Full time
Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.   Job Description Manulife seeks transactional lawyers with 4 to 10 years of meaningful work experience involving the structuring, negotiating and managing of complex transactions including (i) private equity investment transactions, (ii) private equity fund raising and fund management, (iv) senior and junior debt transactions, including private placements, and (iv) mergers/acquisitions. This position works closely with the company’s investment management business and its front-office teams that originate investments around the world. The position will also collaborate with other business teams and legal colleagues in Canada, the United States and internationally to support asset origination, investment management, fundraising and corporate initiatives.   The successful candidates will have deep knowledge of private equity transactions, including both collective investment vehicles and direct investments across a variety of asset classes and industries, as well as fundraising, and familiarity with debt transactions of various types. Experience in cross-border transactions, project finance, infrastructure transactions and/or workouts and restructurings enhances any candidacy. Above all, we seek colleagues who act as trusted advisors and broad problem solvers to partner with business clients to develop prudent, creative solutions that advance and protect the company’s interests.   Specific Responsibilities: Partner with internal clients to analyze and structure opportunities Review, analyze and negotiate agreements Manage transaction processes from origination through closing Direct outside counsel in connection with transactions and other investment matters Keep abreast of legal, regulatory and market developments Apply legal principles in a practical way to support and protect the company Provide general corporate advice to support the company’s investment businesses and operations   Qualifications: Juris Doctor with 4 +years meaningful experience Must be (or become) licensed to practice law in Ontario or Massachusetts (depending on primary location) Integrity, collegiality, team orientation, and professionalism Strong analytical abilities, excellent judgment and superior communication skills Prior work experience at a major law firm and/or in a corporate environment Ability to work effectively with clients and colleagues remotely and across the globe Adaptability to shifting demands in an evolving environment   We bring a bold ambition and set of goals to drive transformation in our industry, a mission for “Decisions made easier. Lives made better”, a leadership team dedicated to your growth and success as well as our best, every day!   If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.   About Manulife   Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of September 30, 2020, we had $1.3 trillion (US$943 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.2 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.   Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer   At Manulife /John  Hancock , we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract,  develop  and  retain  a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin,  colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.     It is our priority to remove barriers to  provide  equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process .  All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with  applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies . To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com .
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