Senior Legal Counsel

  • CIBC
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 06, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Solicitor

Job Description

We’re building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world. We need talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for our clients.


At CIBC, we embrace your strengths and your ambitions so you feel empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.


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Job Description


What You’ll Be Doing

With about 50 lawyers working from Toronto, Montreal, New York, London and Hong Kong, CIBC Legal manages legal outcomes by providing a full range of legal and transactional support services to CIBC’s businesses worldwide. The successful candidate will provide legal support to CIBC’s Technology, Infrastructure and Innovation department, the Procurement department and other areas of the bank as appropriate.


How You’ll Succeed

  • Legal Advice - Provide legal advice and support on issues relating to technology, outsourcing, procurement, contracting, data, artificial intelligence and intellectual property.

  • Transaction Negotiation – Negotiate and draft significant technology, outsourcing and other commercial transactions.

  • Managing Outside Counsel - Partner and manage the relationship with external counsel when required.


Who You Are

  • You can demonstrate experience in Corporate Commercial contract drafting for a minimum of 7 progressive years and of negotiating at a top tier law firm or in a large in house legal department for financial industry material business process and IT outsourcing arrangements opposite industry leading suppliers. You also have significant breadth and depth of experience in drafting and negotiating contracts that directly or indirectly make significant use of cloud service providers. In addition, you have a keen interest and practical experience in structuring and contracting for critical data licenses that broadly protect the interests of the bank. Possessing strong leadership and organizational skills is a must. It’s an asset if you have experience in preparing supplier-side arrangements

  • You’re a certified professional. Successful Candidate must have been called to the Bar in Ontario.

  • Y ou give meaning to data. You enjoy investigating complex problems, and making sense of information. You're confident in your ability to communicate detailed information in an impactful way.

  • You act like an owner. You thrive when you're empowered to take the lead, go above and beyond, and deliver results.

  • Y ou look beyond the moment. You make decisions and take actions that will make a difference today and tomorrow. You proactively seek new opportunities to define what's possible.

  • Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork and accountability.


What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:

  • Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home

  • Connect : Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity

  • Develop: Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training

  • Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan


What You Need to Know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit

Practice Area(s)

banking law