Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial

  • Aurora Cannabis Inc.
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 14, 2024
Remote Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Senior Legal Counsel
Corporate & Commercial

Division: Legal
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Employment type: full-time permanent employment
Job location: Ontario or Quebec (remote opportunity)

This position is remote operating out of Ontario or Quebec and travel into our Facilities including but not limited to Brampton, Bradford, Markham, Toronto or Jarvis Ontario may be required at times.

A little about us
Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers. We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

Job summary
We are searching for a dynamic professional to join our Legal Division as our newest Senior Legal Counsel. In this role, you will report into the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel Legal and Global Regulatory Affairs and be responsible for providing legal advice, consultation, research, and guidance to internal stakeholders as it relates to corporate, commercial, procurement, construction and IT law. More specifically, you will support key client groups with preparing legal responses and documentation etc., and also lead contract developments and negotiations to drive cost-effective solutions and help open the world to cannabis. Sound interesting? Here is a little more…

As the Senior Legal Counsel you will be responsible for…

  • Legal Analysis and Advice: you will work collaboratively with assigned client groups and internal stakeholders to provide day-to-day accurate commercial and real property legal advice. You will foster strong relationships to develop an understanding of organizational needs and mitigate corporate risk in the contracting of commercial terms and conditions on behalf of the corporation and its subsidiaries. You will deliver practical and accurate legal opinions and advice on legal matters that involve interpreting facts, precedents, and evaluating situations in compliance with policies and all applicable laws and statutes.
  • Commercial Contract Management: you will draft, review and negotiate commercial and real property agreements/arrangements with external vendors/parties and provide consultation to achieve timely, quality, cost-effective performance (e.g. new commercial contract terms and conditions, operational and third-party agreements including purchase and sale of assets, review of existing contract terms and conditions, amendments, general legal documentation review, real property documentation and agreements.
  • Legal Research and Policy Development: you will conduct detailed legal research on emerging issues, best practices, current case law and renders interpretations of statutes, regulations to inform commercial legal services strategy and issues management activities. You will also participate in policy development where legal services are provided.

  • External Stakeholder Management:you will liaise with external counsel to negotiate and execute agreements in support of the organization’s capital and maintenance work programs and customer-initiated projects.

You’re the ideal candidate if you have…

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Called to the of the bar in Ontario or Quebec, with membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or Quebec
  • Ten (10) or more years professional experience in commercial law in the following areas: procurement, information technology, construction, and real property (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • Previous experience in corporate M&A inclusive of due diligence, complex contract negotiation, and post-transaction integration
  • Experience operating in a global organization (regulated environment an asset) and strong knowledge of corporate and commercial law, and legislation and common law impacting the organization
  • Strong project and time management skills equipped with the ability to make informed decisions and distill legal information strategically
  • Excellent communication skills capable of leading complex negotiations and conveying technical terms in simple formats for various audiences

With us, you'll find a place where you belong and love where you work with competitive compensation, stock options, RRSP matching, performance bonuses, remote-work, benefits, virtual happy hours, 420 celebrations and more! We will go above and beyond to prioritize your success and help you #GrowWithAurora. Learn more by visiting our Careers Page - Careers - Aurora Global Leader in Cannabis (

Next steps
Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Team and we will contact you if we see a fit via email.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with your network while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities (hot tip: if you are an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by sharing this posting with someone in your network! If they are the successful candidate, you may be eligible for a bonus!) .

Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know!

Health and safety
If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.