Reporting directly to the Vice President, Legal Affairs, Investment, in Montreal (or another member of this team), you will work within the Investments team of the Legal Affairs Department, made up of legal professionals assigned to transactions involving the Company’s investment, investment management, disposition and development projects, with a significant focus on retail properties in Canada and office properties in Quebec. You will work closely with other in-house lawyers, paralegals and other team members. Main duties are as follows:
- Supervise a team of six to eight lawyers and administrative professionals based in Montreal and Toronto;
- Supervise and support the teams in charge of drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases, commercial contracts of all types and any other related documentation; help draft, review and negotiate sales and purchase agreements and partnership agreements;
- Advise business unit heads and their teams and other corporate services on interpreting contracts; address the corresponding questions and issues as they relate to the Company’s projects, services and investments;
- Supervise the legal aspects of procurement issues pertaining to development, construction, communications, marketing, IT and other matters;
- Provide advice and counsel to in-house departments and services (investments, investment management, operations, leasing, marketing, communications, insurance, IT, property services, development, construction, etc.);
- Manage external counsel’s involvement in various matters; advise and assist internal teams with regard to these issues;
- Provide services and advice on other matters, as needed;
- Work closely with external counsel and investments teams to provide practical and time-sensitive legal advice for the structuring, restructuring and closing of real estate transactions;
- Take part in select governance forums with key vendors for the Canadian shopping centre portfolio;
- Ensure compliance with the Company’s internal policies and rules;
- Enable informed business decisions, ensure legal requirements and matters of compliance are met, and facilitate the accomplishment of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s business goals and objectives.
The key to success!
- Be licensed and in good standing as a member of the Barreau du Québec for at least 12 months; membership in the law society of any other jurisdiction is an asset;
- Ten or more years of experience in commercial law, especially as it pertains to real estate and commercial leasing;
- Experience in transactional law, an asset;
- Ability to quickly identify and understand business issues, establish and convey a strategic vision, and influence decision makers;
- Excellent staff management skills;
- Fluency in written and spoken French and English;
- Ability to work across time zones;
- Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.