WSP Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Aug 06, 2020Full time
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments. We have over 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future. The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects. At WSP : We value our people and our reputation We are locally dedicated with international scale We are future focused and challenge the status quo We foster collaboration in everything we do We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable MONTREAL WSP is looking for a Legal Counsel. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you will provide legal advice and support, primarily in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, and corporate and commercial law. You will be joining a sophisticated and results-oriented legal team that is part of a dynamic and challenging work environment. RESPONSIBILITIES Key responsibilities include, supporting the mergers and acquisitions team and other business functions in connection with a wide range of mandates, including acquisitions, cross-jurisdictional intercompany transactions and the drafting, review and negotiation of a variety of legal documents. For example, you will: Manage, independently or in collaboration with other team members, legal work related to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, asset sales and other similar transactions Carry out, independently or in collaboration with other team members, legal work related to equity or debt financing Provide advice on various securities law matters that are relevant to reporting issuers, including continuous disclosure and timely disclosure matters Provide advice on various corporate law matters Provide advice on corporate governance and other matters that are relevant to the boards of directors of reporting issuers Coordinate and supervise legal work performed by external legal counsel QUALIFICATIONS 2 to 5 years of work experience focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate cases in a major law firm, the legal department of a large company, or both Member of the Barreau du Québec or a law society in another Canadian province or territory Extremely autonomous and motivated, strong analytical skills, ability to make solid and pragmatic legal arguments Good writing skills, ability to foresee and assess the consequences of legal advice for the company Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills Strong ability to work in a team setting Fluency in French and English, both oral and written Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits). WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted. WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.