Legal Counsel – Corporate and Commercial

Headquartered in Toronto, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is responsible for investing $35 billion in federal funding in new infrastructure projects. The CIB’s mission is to work with provincial, territorial, municipal, federal, Indigenous and private sector investor partners to transform the way infrastructure is planned, financed and delivered in Canada.

The CIB is looking for an exceptional corporate lawyer to join our Toronto based Legal team. The Legal team advises the Investments team and other functional groups (Risk, Finance, Human Resources, Communications) on matters concerning procurement, contracts, intellectual property rights, conflicts of interests, policies, governance and compliance with federal legislation and policies that apply generally to Crown corporations. 

Against this background, you will be a key member of the CIB’s legal team and will be the primary lawyer responsible for providing legal advice and support on a wide range of corporate matters with a view to protecting the CIB’s interests and ensuring compliance with the CIB’s mandate, policies and procedures. You will also collaborate with the CIB’s Investments, Risk and Asset Management teams, supporting and advising them on a wide range of transactional and corporate matters. A motivated self-starter with a partnering focused mindset, you will find yourself exposed to a broad range of issues related to the CIB’s mandate and public policy objectives. This role will report to the Senior Legal Counsel – Corporate and Commercial.

If you share a commitment to the CIB’s public interest mandate and role as an impact investor, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, then consider joining our team.

Your responsibilities include

  • Support various initiatives related to corporate/commercial matters, including commercial, transactional and services agreements, procurement and corporate law, such as:
    • draft, review, analyze and advise on a wide range or transactional and commercial agreements and legal documents;
    • lead procurement activities and review contracts for the acquisition of goods and services
    • support negotiations;
    • draft, develop and enhance agreement templates, including agreements with project sponsors and parties for the advancement of a project;
    • advise on the interpretation of existing agreements.
  • Support the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel and work collaboratively with the Project Development and Investments team on a broad range of business activities related to the due diligence, project development and execution of investment transactions.
  • Assist in the analysis of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and risks associated with the CIB’s business initiatives and developing and implementing appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Research and respond to general legal inquiries from internal clients that relate to corporate, commercial, governance and compliance matters, and provide advice on appropriate legal action to be taken.
  • Monitor legal trends and case law in order to provide advice and deliver internal trainings on key contractual and compliance matters.
  • Contribute to the knowledge management activities of the CIB’s legal team.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as requested.

Your ideal profile

  • LL.B./LL.M/JD or equivalent required.
  • 3 to 8 years of relevant post-qualification legal experience at a leading law firm and/or in-house corporate legal department at a federal/provincial Crown corporation or public company.
  • Solid experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including agreements related to project finance or development in the infrastructure sector.
  • Bilingual in both official languages (English and French) verbal and written is highly desired.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to build relationships and work cooperatively with many different stakeholders.
  • Excellent legal drafting skills with the ability to be precise, creative, and flexible in communicating legal and business issues.
  • Strong organizational, project management and decision-making skills and able to manage multiple competing projects to completion.
  • Skilled at identifying, analyzing and simplifying complex legal concepts to provide proactive advice in a clear and concise manner.
  • Flexible and adaptable, including the ability to be open to change and assume new responsibilities as the organization matures.
  • Demonstrated good judgment, professionalism and integrity.
  • Committed to the CIB’s values and proven commitment to integrity and accountability.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to careers@cib-bic.ca with the Subject Line: Legal Counsel Corporate.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Important Point to Consider
Vaccination Policy for COVID-19: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients and of the community are a top priority for us. Effective November 8, 2021, the CIB requires that all employees and consultants be fully vaccinated. A solemn declaration will be requested to this effect.

At the CIB, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.