Legal Counsel

September 9 2021
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON
As part of the TMX general counsel’s office (GCO) and reporting to the Vice President, Commercial Services, the Legal Counsel, Commercial Services is responsible for supporting TMX Group Limited and its affiliates (including Toronto Stock Exchange) on a variety of commercial and transactional matters across the enterprise.

• Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial contracts on behalf of various internal lines of business, including:

• Work closely with the vendor management team and business lines on all types of supplier contracts, including technology and intellectual property licensing, software development, SaaS, PaaS, cloud, outsourcing, professional services, support services and service levels, proof of concept, consulting services, leases, purchasing, distribution, revenue share and other commercial agreements

• Work with business lines to develop and maintain standard form agreements for products and services offered by the company in support of pivotal initiatives and in the ordinary course

• Support the contract requirements for sophisticated commercial transactions, including strategic projects and business alliances

• Provide legal advice and support for the development and execution of commercial strategies and initiatives, including support for the development and launch of new products/services and the procurement of new assets and technologies and outsourcing transactions

•, Support internal reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures

• Provide legal advice and support on a wide range of day to day commercial matters, including technology initiatives, information security, CASL and privacy-related matters, competition law, intellectual property, promotion and marketing materials, corporate policies, contract interpretation, commercial dispute resolution and litigation management

• Other duties, as assigned

Must Haves:

• Called to the Bar of Ontario with membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada

• Qualified legal professional with at least 5+ years of relevant, working experience

• Knowledge and experience drafting, negotiating, structuring and advising on various types of commercial contracts and transactions, including relating to all aspects of information technology and procurement

• Good overall understanding of intellectual property law and other technology-related legal principles

• Experience working on mergers and acquisitions is an asset

• Outstanding written and verbal communication, negotiation and drafting skills

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail

• Team oriented and able to establish relationships with all levels of the organization.

TMX is committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide accommodations for applicants and employees who require it.

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