Senior Legal Counsel

Montreal, QC, Canada
Full Time
Experienced

Location: Montreal, Full Time, Mid-Level Experience

Who we are:

Valnet Inc. is a digital media company that specializes in content distribution. Valnet has rapidly grown to become a leader and global trendsetter in content creation and distribution.   

A place of cutting edge innovation and fierce digital content experts, Valnet is taking editorial and video publishing to the next level. Our overarching vision and mission statement: distribute editorial and video content to millions of viewers daily across our websites, YouTube Channels, and Social Media platforms.

The Position:

Valnet is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to manage and advise on various legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate affairs, commercial contracts, intellectual property matters, litigation/dispute management,  employment matters, data privacy and compliance. The Senior Legal Counsel will report to the VP, Legal Affairs. This is an exciting opportunity with a successful and fast growing company for a lawyer looking to have a broad, varied and intellectually stimulating practice.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with the M&A team on acquisitions, including pre-acquisition documents (NDAs, LOIs, etc.), due diligence, drafting of closing documents and post-acquisition integration/matters.
  • Draft and review various commercial agreements, including licensing, marketing and advertising agreements, and analyze/advise business units on specific clauses/issues in contracts.
  • Assist in developing and updating policies, procedures and guidelines for the Legal Department.
  • Create new contract templates and update existing templates as needed.
  • Advise on employment related-matters.
  • Manage disputes and litigation, including IP and contractual disputes.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and other regulatory requirements, including with respect to the company’s foreign subsidiaries.
  • Ensure the Company complies with applicable data privacy legislation, including updating website privacy policies.

Requirements:

  • BCL, LLB, or JD degree.
  • Member of the Quebec Bar, or another law society of any Canadian province with a permit to practice in-house in Quebec.
  • Common Law degree and qualification in a U.S. state considered an asset.
  • 4 to 6 years of experience at a reputable law firm and/or in an in-house legal department; mixed private practice and in-house experience will be considered an asset.
  • Experience in M&A required.
  • Experience drafting/negotiating commercial agreements preferred.
  • Experience in IP and data privacy will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Team player, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Business savvy, with management skills.
  • Hardworking and motivated individual who is a self-starter and can work independently.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance a variety of requests and mandates in a fast-paced environment.

 

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