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Gowling WLG Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Aug 14, 2018
Full time
At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service. When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions. PROFILE We are seeking a Corporate Lawyer with 4 to 7 years of experience to join our growing Business Law Group. The business law group advises corporate commercial business at all stages from start-up to publicly listed on a broad range of matters including real estate, technology contracts, lending and M&A transactions. Our flexible structure also allows us to work closely with the many entrepreneurial businesses for which our region is known. QUALIFICATIONS The right candidate will bring a solid corporate background, specifically with M&A transactional experience, gained from a leading full service firm or boutique. If you want to work in an office with a team that has a concentration of experience and expertise that rivals many of our competitors, this might be the opportunity for you. APPLICATION DETAILS Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, law school transcripts (for candidates under 5 years) and any other material of assistance. Application materials are held in the strictest confidence. Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know. While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  
Ontario Power Generation Inc Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug 14, 2018
Full time
Status: Full Time, Permanent Education Level: Bachelor of Law degree (LLB), Member in good standings with Law Society of Upper Canada (must retain status), P.Eng. designation and/or prior experience in the nuclear industry will be considered an asset. Location(s): Downtown Toronto – 700 University Ave, Toronto, ON Shifts(s): Days Travel: Yes – As required, mainly GTA / Durham region   Deadline to Apply: 12-July-2018   BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change. At OPG, our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship .  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.   JOB OVERVIEW OPG is looking for a business-minded and results-oriented commercial lawyer to join its legal team in the role of Counsel.  Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, the role of Counsel includes providing strategic legal support to OPG in the practice areas of corporate/commercial law.  Responsibilities will include providing advice to various client groups, including at senior management and executive levels, in the areas of public procurement, compliance with Canada’s obligations under free trade agreements, internal procurement complaint process, creating and updating OPG internal governance, statutory and contractual requirements respecting nuclear liability and compensation, drafting and negotiating strategic agreements with OPG’s suppliers and contractors, supporting business opportunities embarked on by OPG’s subsidiaries such as Canadian Nuclear Partners, intellectual property and information and technology, construction liens and prompt payment requirements, maintaining and updating OPG’s standard contracts, supporting strategic initiatives and major projects, liaising with and managing external counsel. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.   KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES  Provide high quality and timely legal advice in areas on law identified above; Develop and execute legal strategy through management of all aspects of providing legal advice in the areas of law identified above; Advise OPG business partners on managing legal, including contractual, risks; Stay current on OPG’s business and legal matters in general, including statutory changes, significant case law, and prevailing legal strategy; Work independently and as a member of a team to identify, research and resolve legal issues, overcome practical barriers, and provide options that will work best for the OPG business; Educate business partners about legal matters and developments relevant to their business area; Employ effective work practices and file management; Meet all work schedule requirements and proactively pursue new challenges and files; Liaise and develop effective relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization; and Interact with and represent OPG with external stakeholders who may include OPG’s shareholder, government bodies and ministries, financial institutions, external counsel engaged by OPG, and opposing legal counsel.   EDUCATION Bachelor of Law degree (LLB); and Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada (must retain status).   QUALIFICATIONS We are seeking a commercial lawyer, with relevant experience ideally gained at a large Bay Street firm or in-house legal department of a large corporation, including the following:  Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in corporate/commercial law; Experience with all aspects of public procurement and compliance with Canada’s obligations under the CETA and CFTA; Experience working in/for a highly regulated industry such as utilities, energy, power, or financial services, including experience working with members of the broader public sector is preferred; Having a P Eng. designation and/or prior experience in the nuclear industry is considered an asset; Experience providing legal support on a wide variety of commercial contracts; must have an agile approach, aptitude to learn new subject matter quickly and ability to pivot as required; Experience advising clients on matters related to construction liens and prompt payment requirements; Ability to provide sound and practical legal advice; experience providing advice to key internal business partners at various levels of management, including senior executives; Understanding or desire to gain understanding of OPG’s  business; willingness and ability to be a valued partner who provides strategic legal advice, while adding value as key decisions impacting the business are being made; Strong interpersonal skills, experience in building and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external business partners/stakeholders; directing, liaising and briefing outside counsel as required;   Strong critical thinking, analytical, research and creative problem solving skills, with a keen eye for detail; Strong verbal communication skills; ability to influence and communicate effectively across the company and externally at all levels; A results-oriented focus and the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage several projects simultaneously; sense of urgency and decision making skills conducive to managing priorities and meeting internal and external timelines; Highest level of personal integrity, sound professional judgement and business acumen; Proven ability to work in a complex, regulated corporate environment; Superior writing skills including the ability to compile information from research, case files or verbal direction, in order to draft documentation and briefs; Demonstrated ability to be proactive and confident; and Proficiency with the use of information technology tools such as Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, Excel, Westlaw and Quicklaw. The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.   WHY OPG? As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success. At OPG our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.   Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you: Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide Long-term career growth and development opportunities Electricity is vital to the province If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG. Our promise to you We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority. A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day. Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business. Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.    Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate. We support employment equity and diversity.   APPLICATION PROCESS Please submit your application  online at https://jobs.opg.com/ by 11:59 PM E.S.T. ,  July 12, 2018 .  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.   ACCOMMODATIONS OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require technical support in a format that is accessible to you, please contact AODA@opg.com     .  
Deloitte Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug 14, 2018
Full time
Job Type: Permanent Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada All Available Locations: Toronto External Posting Description GGS is currently seeking a senior Canadian Business Immigration Lawyer to join our growing team! The successful candidate will be responsible for managing multiple, challenging Canadian business immigration accounts. This position offers excellent opportunities for career advancement to the right candidate. Canadian Business Immigration Lawyer GG is currently seeking a senior level Canadian Business Immigration Lawyer to join our growing team! The successful candidate will be responsible for managing multiple, challenging Canadian business immigration accounts. This position offers excellent opportunities for career advancement to the right candidate. As a Senior Associate Lawyer you will exhibit the following: Excellent knowledge of Canadian business immigration law and effective ability to apply this knowledge to client situations. Ability to counsel and respond to queries from human resources, managers and employees on all Canadian immigration-related matters. This would include temporary and permanent residence status processing, documentation, visa options, risks, timelines, etc. Enhanced client support skills in immigration program management and compliance Strong written advocacy skills in preparing and submitting applications for Canadian employment authorizations to ports of entry, consulates and visa posts worldwide. Senior level oral advocacy and troubleshooting skills in assisting clients having difficulty at the port-of-entry Effective organizational skills to enable the direction of resources, including legal assistants and other client service team members. Desire and experience required to mentor junior associates Keen business skills to collaborate with Canadian associates and across the firm to develop opportunities Ability to keep up to date with any changes to Canadian immigration law and advise other staff members along with clients on these changes. Ability to work in a high pressured and fast paced environment External Posting Qualifications Law Degree along with a call to a Canadian Bar Minimum of eight (8) years of Business Immigration or related experience Experience managing and directing the work of others Excellent managerial, organizational, analytical, problem-solving and verbal and written communication skills Guberman Garson LLP (GG) is a highly reputable, experienced, and client-focused law firm practicing exclusively in the area of immigration law. With 25 years of experience, GG's alliance with Deloitte LLP in Canada enables the Firm to service clients worldwide. GG understands the particular nature of immigration law and acts on behalf of a wide range of clients from multinational corporations, skilled or professional individuals, temporary workers, students and individuals in sports and the arts. GG is seeking qualified individuals to join our team of experienced professionals providing strategic immigration advice and guidance. GG offers a unique talent experience that empowers our people with opportunities to do meaningful work and to grow, learn, and lead at every point of their career. Guberman Garson LLP is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and are committed to providing career opportunities in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, due to a disability, please reach out to your Recruiter, or send an email to accessiblecareers@deloitte.ca. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Onni Group Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Aug 14, 2018
Full time
The Onni Group is a leading real estate firm based in Vancouver, Canada with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle and Toronto. This diverse company is vertically integrated with in-house departments responsible for execution of the company’s activities including property development, construction and management as well as leasing, sales and marketing. There is an exciting opportunity for a talented Lawyer with at least 5 years experience to join the team in Vancouver as General Counsel .   The Position: We are looking for an ambitious, business minded and legal team leader to grow with us. This role will lead the legal team and be a key advisor to management on real estate & legal matters across our portfolio and locations.   Essential Job Functions: Executive management of a legal team of 5 personnel, including providing strategic planning  over the department, assigning duties and files, reviewing progress and providing guidance as necessary Provide in-house advisory role on business matters from both a legal perspective and business perspective.  Ability to apply solid business acumen and judgement to legal matters as they arise. Draft, review and negotiate legal agreements covering real estate acquisition, development, financing, construction, leasing and sales in addition to corporate matters Provide legal support to other functional areas (e.g., risk, corporate matters, leasing, sales & marketing, construction, & development) The successful candidate will report directly to Senior Leadership and have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the business across multiple jurisdictions within Canada and assist in the USA legal matters as required.   Qualifications: Must be admitted to the British Columbia bar Must have 5+ years post-call experience gained in a law firm and/or in-house Must have prior Real Estate industry experience Strong executive leadership coupled with business judgement   Please note that we offer competitive pay, a comprehensive benefit package and programs to  continuously develop and recognize employees.  All interested applicants please submit your resume and cover letter stating your salary expectations. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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