In-House Counsel Lawyer Job in Toronto, Canada

December 3, 2019

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Colas Canada Inc., Canada’s leader in construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure, is a holding and management company with operating companies across Canada. Colas Canada is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a publicly-listed company headquartered in France and a worldwide leader in transport infrastructure construction and maintenance. Backed by a workforce of 58,000 people, Colas Group undertakes about 85,000 projects every year via a network of 800 construction units and 2,000 material production continents.


Job Description – Bilingual In-House Counsel Lawyer


Colas Canada has an immediate opening for a bilingual In-House Counsel Lawyer to join its team in Toronto. The In-House Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support to the company’s subsidiaries operating across Canada.

Offering a competitive compensation package, this is an excellent opportunity for a talented business-oriented lawyer to join a preeminent, international company offering a collaborative work environment and work-life balance.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Support the General Counsel with the review and preparation of commercial agreements, real estate transactions, and corporate documentation.
  • Conduct legal analysis on different topics as required in order to ascertain and further strategy.
  • Review and update templates of commercial agreements to ensure consistency.
  • Handle real estate transactions documentation, including drafting, due diligence support, and negotiation up to closing.
  • Review and advice on the negotiation of commercial agreements.
  • Thorough risk assessment including compliance analysis.
  • Provide support with reporting as required.
  • National traveling to be expected as well as occasional international traveling.


Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge


  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
  • Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
  • 2-4 years of real estate and corporate commercial law experience. 
  • Strong legal research and analytical skills. 
  • Interest and dedication to understanding the business. 
  • Practical and commercially minded approach to complex matters. 
  • Success in this position requires flexibility, curiosity, thoroughness, and a team-oriented mindset. 
  • Fluency in French is required.


This is an exclusive search.


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

Chaaya R. Jugdeb, Recruitment Associate


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