Legal Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary

  • Magna
  • Canada
  • Dec 06, 2021
Remote Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Group Description

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary


The Assistant Corporate Secretary assists the VP, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in ensuring that Magna’s public company requirements are met.

Key Responsibilities


Major Responsibilities

  • Advising on matters of securities law, public company compliance and developments in corporate governance
  • Drafting, reviewing and assisting with periodic and other public disclosures (proxy circular, AIF, quarterly/annual MD&A, press releases, etc.)
  • Supporting the Corporate Secretary and Magna’s Board of Directors on administrative matters (developing meeting agendas and work plans; attending meetings and drafting minutes; etc.)
  • Monitoring and advising on developments in executive compensation
  • Drafting and updating corporate governance-related policies
  • Overseeing drafting of executive employment contracts, equity compensation award agreements
  • General support with subsidiary governance, including overseeing documentation for internal reorganizations and capital actions
  • General corporate/commercial legal support, as needed
  • Other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements


Knowledge and Education

  • Undergraduate university degree
  • Law degree from a Canadian law school


Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of applicable experience as a Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary in a sophisticated in-house legal department preferred
  • Top-tier law firm experience in securities law, corporate governance and corporate law will also be considered


Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to draft complex disclosure documents in simple terms
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Effective time management and ability to prioritize
  • Patience, diplomacy, tact
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Familiarity with corporate and securities laws, corporate governance regulation
  • Demonstrated ability to work and adapt in a cross-disciplinary, team based environment
  • A high level of passion, self-awareness and integrity
  • Strong sense of professionalism, discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters


Work Environment

  • Standard work environment
  • No travel


Additional Information

This role offers advancement opportunities.

Remote work / work from home available up to a max. of two days per week, subject to the terms of Magna’s Remote Work Program.

Additional Information


Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.