Lawyer
BNP Paribas
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3d ago

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Legal team provides legal support and advice on a broad range of topics and covers a wide variety of work related to the life of the Bank and to its activities with its corporate and institutional clients or other counterparties.
  • The Legal team supports the BNP Paribas Canada Branch and the BNP Paribas subsidiaries in Canada reporting to the Head of Territory for Canada (hereinafter collectively referred to as the Bank ).

    Under the supervision of the Director Legal, the incumbent is required to :

    Generally, participate in the management of legal risks, and more particularly :

  • Act inan advisory capacity by drafting, analyzing, reviewing, or adapting documentationwith clients or counterparties whenneeded and by providing instructions to the departments concerned ref.
  • clientbanking and financing documentation (account opening and cash management documentation, bilateraland syndicated credit agreements and security,non-

    disclosure agreements, engagement letters and other banking products (such asletters of guarantee) .

  • Act inan advisory capacity with account managers and products specialists in theanalysis and structuration of certain financings or banking products (mostly forinstitutional clients and large corporates).
  • Act inan advisory capacity by drafting, analyzing, reviewing, or adapting serviceagreements or outsourcing agreements with certain third parties.
  • Act in an advisory capacity by analyzing legal risk and preparing documentationpertaining to any new product, or following regulatory changes affectingexisting products, by revising or drafting forms, templates or procedures and by providing directives or instructions to the departmentsconcerned.
  • Contribute directly to the permanent legal control framework by applying legalprocedures, implementing first and second-
  • level controls and alerting those in more senior positions of any malfunction as per relevant processes.

  • Monitorthe evolution of the BNP Paribas Group’s procedures, and adapt or draft certainlocal Legal procedures.
  • Followlegaland regulatory changes inCanada under his or her perimeter that could affect the activities of the Bankand of other entities of the BNP Paribas Group in Canada, and disseminaterelevant legal or regulatory information internally when needed.
  • Participateto certain internal committees.
  • Participateto certain legal training offeredinternally to colleagues from otherdepartments.
  • Ensure the application of relevant controls, and production of reports under his or her perimeter, and follow-up offiles under his or her responsibility.
  • Assistin themanagement of certain pre-litigationor litigationcases when participation of Legal is required.
  • Manage ad hoc projects of a legalnature as required;
  • Carry out any other related tasks requested by the immediate supervisor.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university; another undergraduate or graduate degree would be an asset; diploma or training in Common Law would be an asset

    Seven (7) years’ experience relevant to the main responsibilities or other relevant experience in private practice, including experience in banking and financing

    Membership in the Barreau du Québec; membership in the Bar of another province would be an asset (e.g., Law Society of Upper Canada Ontario)

    Bilingual : English and French

  • Quickly identify situations that may pose a risk for the Bank, even if it is outside the assigned mandate, including reputational risks
  • Ability to quickly and appropriately identify any issues to be resolved and work towards a pragmatic legal solution
  • Working knowledge of standard computer tools and software
  • Bilingualism
  • Availability (work schedule, occasional trips to Toronto office)
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Knowledge of banking and financing products, of the Canadian payment system andof applicable policies and regulations
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to handle stress and prioritize
  • Good judgement and sense of initiative
  • Very good spoken and written communication skills in both English and French
  • Ability to reach across organizational divides to work as a team
  • Customer service orientation
  • Good organizational skills
  • A recruitment policy that promotes equity and diversity :

    Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency which in turn increase performance and productivity.

    We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

    Equity and diversity We pride ourselves in applying non-discrimination rules to all our recruitments.

    We will only contact the candidates selected who meet the job requirements in terms of training and experience.

    BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 195,000 employees, including more than 148,000 in Europe.

    The Group has key positions in its three main activities : Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-

    banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises : corporate clients and institutional investors.

    The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

    In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending.

    BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States.

    In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-

    growing business in Asia-Pacific.

    In Canada, BNP Paribas is one of the dominant foreign banks in the country and is committed to building its platform even further.

    Since becoming the operational hub for the Group’s activities in North America in 2013, it has grown significantly to reach more than 700 employees and is expected to continue growing in the coming years.

    With the continued development of technology and financial fields, BNP Paribas Canada continues to attract experts with diverse backgrounds as well as young and ambitious talent from across the globe.

    With the international mobility and capacity that very few companies can offer, BNP Paribas prides itself in providing a superior foundation for building a professional career -

    a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow.

    Primary Location : CA-QC-Montréal Primary Location : Job Type : Standard / Permanent Job Type : Job : FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROL Job : Education Level : Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>

    3 years) Education Level : Experience Level : At least 7 years Experience Level : Schedule : Full-time Schedule : Behavioural competency : Communication skills -

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