Senior Advisor/Director, Legal Affairs
City : Montréal
Category : Full time
Industry : Real Estate
Employer : Ivanhoé Cambridge
We invest globally and act locally for a sustainable impact in communities
As a global real estate industry leader, our mission is to generate long-term value for our 6 million depositors in Quebec and to have a positive environmental and social impact on both the people who work for us and the businesses that call our properties home. We develop and invest in real estate assets and projects that help enhance the urban fabric of communities in the midst of renewal, and create lifestyles in tune with the changing needs of the occupants of today and tomorrow. Our vision: to invest in a way that maximizes value and sustainability as we bring human-scale developments to the world.
Ivanhoé Cambridge is:
- A real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a global investment group (cdpq.com)
- C$77 billion in assets in the office, retail, industrial, logistics and residential markets
- Strategic investments in a worldwide portfolio over 1,500 properties strong
- A diversified, multitalented team committed to creating spaces that bring people together to live, work and play
- Office environments designed to foster collaboration and creativity, rooted in a flexible, technology-enabled experience
Digitally connected, sustainable and state-of-the-art: A workspace that meets your expectations
- New work spaces that make teamwork easier than ever and spark creativity at every turn
- The flexibility and technological tools you need to take your performance to new heights
- A barista, snacks and special theme meals, employee lounges and outdoor patios, complete with therapeutic lights to keep you at the top of your game
- Tuition and professional development fees reimbursed to empower your career advancement
- Time to devote to charitable endeavours so you can leave your personal mark on the communities where we work and invest
- A stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment where your health, safety and well-being are our top priorities
Be part of the adventure:
Reporting to the Vice-President, Legal Affairs, Corporate Services and Capital Markets, based in Montreal, you will work with a dynamic team of lawyers and paralegals assigned to corporate operations and financing transactions involving publicly traded companies and investment funds at the global level. As a member of this team, you will actively and creatively work toward achieving the Company’s priorities. The main duties associated with the position are as follows:
Optimize legal services related to the Group’s companies, be they privately held, regulated or publicly traded (help create and dissolve entities, contribute to ongoing maintenance, assist with capitalization and restructuring operations, etc.); promote adherence to best practices and industry standards; providing advice and recommendations to continuously develop the in-house practice;
Contribute to the digital transformation of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Corporate Services (implement management tools for the various entities; help advance automation, etc.);
Manage a team of paralegals and technicians; allocate workload equitably across the team;
Help position the Company as a leader in corporate governance matters, working with the Sustainable Investments (ESG) team;
Carry out various legal tasks to support transactions (legal opinions, certificates, resolutions, etc.);
Ensure that the Group’s companies comply with all applicable regulations and internal policies;
Work with other Ivanhoé Cambridge departments (Finance, Taxation, Human Resources, etc.) and CDPQ’s corporate services team to ensure optimal communication and business practices are in place;
Contribute to special projects, such as recruiting external board members and sourcing service providers outside of Canada, implementing the code of ethics for board members outside of Canada, etc.;
Help resolve legal problems, working with external legal advisors, and counsel internal teams;
Enable informed business decisions; ensure legal rules and requirements are met; facilitate the accomplishment of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s business goals and objectives.
The skills of success
Membership in the Barreau du Québec; membership in other law societies, an asset;
Seven to thirteen years of relevant experience as a lawyer specializing in business and/or corporate law with a private legal firm or within a private company or public/parapublic corporation;
Experience in corporate governance and/or familiarity with real estate law, an asset;
Managerial experience, an asset;
Advanced proficiency in written and spoken French and English. Interactions orales et/ou écrites avec des partenaires externes basés à l’extérieur du Québec (fournisseurs de services, cabinets d’avocats, pairs, banquiers, firmes de courtage, firmes d’analyse de crédit, agences de crédits, etc.);
Dynamic team player who enjoys interacting with multidisciplinary teams;
Ability to work across time zones;
Availability to travel internationally as needed.
You’re in the right place!
Our people are the heart of our organization. Come be part of our team and enjoy the perks of a flexible schedule, remote work arrangements, and flex days in addition to annual vacation leave — all to help you balance your personal and work obligations, have time to get involved in your community and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You will also be entitled to a comprehensive array of healthcare benefits and take advantage of a myriad of opportunities to grow and learn.
Diversity, equity and inclusion: Our main priorities
At Ivanhoé Cambridge, we are proud to champion the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion — which can be seen and felt in everything we do and everything we strive for. As a leading player in the global real estate ecosystem, we are committed to harnessing opportunities to create inclusive, community-centric spaces and forge a just, forward-looking future where our industry and our talent are supported and nurtured.
We firmly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are the forces propelling innovation. In order to ensure we can have a positive impact on the communities where we live and work and where our investments are based, we are dedicated to creating a stimulating environment where everyone can aspire to and achieve excellence. Ask us about any accommodations you might require to ensure the recruiting process is a fair and equitable process for all. Note that any such accommodations will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.