Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type: Permanent Primary Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada All Available Locations: Vancouver
Be encouraged to deepen your technical skills…whatever those may be. Experience a firm where wellness matters. Be part of a firm where you are valued for your unique strengths and where everyone feels a sense of belonging
Are you an experienced corporate legal assistant looking for a new challenge?
What will your typical day look like?
You will be providing excellent administrative support to the lawyers and paralegal including calendar management, meeting support, travel arrangements, drafting correspondence and emails with a high level of discretion and confidentiality. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of our client’s corporate records and will communicate directly with clients about their annual reports and other general corporate matters. You will be representing the Firm in a professional and confident manner, in both written and verbal communications.
About the team
Deloitte Legal Canada LLP (DLC) is a national law firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Our Vancouver lawyers have extensive experience in the areas of tax controversy and tax litigation, and in advising on the legal aspects of all tax issues and transactions. In addition, the Vancouver office has a thriving corporate records practice and you will have an active role with that practice.
Enough about us, let’s talk about you
We are looking for an individual with the following qualifications:
Minimum 2 years' work experience in a law firm, supporting a corporate practice
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills – Chinese proficiency also a definite asset
Demonstrated aptitude to prioritize tasks based on comparative importance and urgency
Ability to work with minimal supervision and direction
Strong attention to detail
Confident communication and active listening skills are critical
Experience with document management systems
Exceptional commitment to client service and continuous improvement
Advanced-level knowledge of common industry software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Launch your career with The One Firm where you can make an impact that matters in a way that you never thought possible. With endless opportunities at every turn, and a culture built to support and develop our people to be the very best they can be, Deloitte is The One Firm for you to learn, grow, create, connect, and lead. We do this by making three commitments to you:
You will lead at every level: We grow the world’s best leaders so you can achieve the impact you seek, faster.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Type: Permanent Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada All Available Locations: Toronto
External Posting Description
Deloitte is looking to hire a Commercial Lawyer to join our team in downtown Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 5 – 10 years of commercial law experience at a leading law firm or as in-house counsel. This position will be part of our collegial and enthusiastic Office of the General Counsel. The Canadian OGC consists of approximately 25 people, including lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and paraprofessionals. We are looking for a motivated lawyer to add to the overall success of our team. This is a multi-faceted role with many opportunities to do a variety of challenging work.
We are looking for someone who possesses strong decision making skills and excellent drafting skills. You will work on a variety of commercial agreements ranging from:
Contracts with Deloitte’s clients which will include standard form contracts, master services agreements with global clients with a particular focus on transformative IT consulting services with large private and public sector entities
Global ventures between Deloitte member firms.
Strategic alliance and joint venture agreements
Negotiations of complex licensing and resale agreements, including in areas of emerging technology (Digital, AI etc.).
Advising business leaders on the implementation of, and risks associated with, technology systems and innovations
Preparing agreements for the procurement of technology solutions and other products and services
Advising on information/data security, privacy and confidentiality considerations
Support on proposals, particularly review of public sector contracts in requests for proposal in response to public sector tenders and contracting with the federal, provincial and municipal governments and Crown corporations
Experience in Mergers and Acquisitions is preferred to support Deloitte’s growth through strategic acquisitions which will include:
Support on deals by conducting legal due diligence, identifying risk factors on deals and drafting and negotiating purchase agreements
Support Deloitte (Canada) in its arrangements within our global network, including shared services agreements and joint ventures.
Provide support to the firm’s internal functions such as finance and HR with respect to internal firm partnerships and structuring arrangements
External Posting Qualifications
University Degree and a current member of a Provincial Bar in good standing
5 – 10 post-call) work experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer either at a law firm or as internal counsel with a strong background in technology and IP
Self-motivated and with a desire to work both independently and in a collegial team environment
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience resolving complex problems
Demonstrated willingness to accept challenges and ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment with competing client demands
Strong communication skills both verbal and written
Ability to read and speak French or Spanish, and work in civil law, an asset (but not a requirement)
Transactional involvement within a broad range of industries, including private equity, banking, financial advisory services, real estate, asset management, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, technology, and energy.
Experience drafting and negotiating transactional documents, merger agreements, purchase and sale agreements, securities documents and public filings, commercial contracts, license agreements, employment agreements, master services agreements, transitional services agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, novation and assignment agreements, escrow agreements, letters of intent, MOUs, and company formation and organizational documents.
Highly client-service oriented with a proven commitment to quality
Experience working across borders and with clients from different geographies and cultures
Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
Demonstrates consistent thought leadership and strategic thinking in sensitive and complex situations
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively delivering information orally and in writing
Strong work ethic; we are a leanly staffed legal department and everyone in the OGC handles a broad array of matters, works on all facets of those matters and directly interfaces with Deloitte network leaders
Ability to build and maintain business relationships across the Deloitte network and externally
Get your career off to a great start. What impact will you make?
We’re always looking for people with the relentless energy to drive and push themselves further to find new avenues and unique ways of reaching our shared goals. At Deloitte, we know that being the undisputed leader means empowering our people to be the very best they can be – so they can make an impact that matters for clients, colleagues and the community, and for their own careers.
We offer a truly differentiated talent experience that empowers our people with unlimited opportunities to do meaningful work and to grow, learn, and lead at every point in their career. Deloitte’s newly designed offices offer unique workspaces that strengthen connections, inspire innovative ways of working, and provide the necessary tools to help you make an impact that matters. And with our global reach and network, you’ll always be part of the Deloitte community.
“Once Deloitte, always Deloitte.”
Lead yourself. Lead a team. Lead the firm. It’s all possible at Deloitte.
Deloitte is one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services across Canada. At Deloitte, we combine industry insight with a deep understanding of today’s local and global business challenges to give our clients the intelligent, practical and principled solutions they need to resolve both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
Let Deloitte show you how to push your career to the next level. And let your story unfold.
Deloitte is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
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