Corporate Counsel Lawyer Job in Vancouver, Canada

November 5, 2019

Central 1 is the partner of choice for financial, digital banking and payment products and services – fueling the success of businesses across Canada. With $16.9B in assets, Central 1 leverages its scale, strength and expertise to power progress for more than 225 credit unions and other financial institutions, enhancing the financial well-being of more than five million customers from coast to coast.

 

Job Description – Corporate Counsel Lawyer

 

Central 1 Credit Union has an immediate opening for a Corporate Counsel Lawyer to join its team in Vancouver. Reporting to the Chief Transformation & Legal Officer, the Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice to internal clients, work on strategic projects, and liaise with external counsel as necessary.

Offering a competitive compensation package, this is a unique opportunity for a business-minded lawyer to join a group of leading practitioners working on cutting-edge financial technologies in an institutional environment.

 

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 

  • Provide legal services to specific business units within Central 1, including digital banking, and act as their legal point of contact.
  • Draft, review and negotiate various types of contracts, including services agreements, agreements with strategic partners, and technology licensing agreements.
  • Provide primary legal support for the development of new digital banking products and services.
  • Assist business units in identifying legal issues and risks and complying with regulations.
  • Support the client development team with respect to legal matters and negotiations that arise in the course of their sales efforts.
  • Advise on existing contractual arrangements and questions of contract interpretation.
  • Manage legal projects, including those related to strategic initiatives and compliance.
  • Manage external legal counsel.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Central 1’s digital banking products and services.
  • Support the executive management team’s preparation of reports and resolutions for board of director committees.

 

Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

 

  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
  • Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
  • 5+ years of broad corporate/commercial experience, including several years of private practice experience in a leading business law firm environment.
  • Practical, results-oriented approach combined with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and client service skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a dynamic and varied environment.
  • Experience with technology/software agreements or advising financial institutions would be considered assets.

 

This is an exclusive search.

 

For more information or to apply for this position, contact:

Chaaya R. Jugdeb, Recruitment Associate

cjugdeb@thecounselnetwork.com

403.444.1767

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