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Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Legal Advisor, Infrastructure

Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
Montreal, Canada
Posted 8 days ago Permanent Competitive
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/ Carry out projects with potential returns and economic benefits for Quebecers

/ Collaborate on dynamic teams with high-level professionals committed to shared objectives

/ Take on stimulating challenges that reflect your abilities and talent

/ Pursue your professional development in an inspiring workplace, with state-of-the-art technology and best environmental practices

Job Description

Role

As a member of Legal Affairs and Secretariat based in Montréal, the Legal Advisor works closely with the infrastructure investment teams for the North and Latin American regions. As part of their responsibilities, they help to structure complex and innovative transactions while taking CDPQ specifics into account.

Main responsibilities
  • Assisting the investment teams in the Montréal, Mexico City and Sao Paulo offices in negotiating the rights and obligations contained in the agreements with CDPQ's co-contractors (co-shareholders, borrowers, sellers or partners) and its subsidiaries through the recommendation of optimal strategies to meet negotiation objectives.
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating documentation, in connection with transactions, prepared by external legal advisors.
  • Interpreting the Act respecting the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and its regulations.
  • Reviewing, verifying and controlling the legal quality of contracts and documents involving CDPQ and its subsidiaries to ensure that they are compliant with relevant Québec, Canadian and foreign laws and that they protect the rights and interests of CDPQ and its subsidiaries.
  • Coordinating, directing and overseeing the mandates entrusted to external counsel representing CDPQ and its subsidiaries, controlling the legal quality of submitted deeds, contracts and documents to ensure that they are compliant with relevant Québec, Canadian and foreign laws and that they protect the rights and interests of CDPQ and its subsidiaries.
  • Helping with recommendations to the investment teams in structuring transactions within the limits imposed by the Act respecting the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, tax laws, securities laws, corporate laws and foreign laws.
  • Analyzing and processing files, drafting legal opinions as required, and drafting other documents pertaining to transactions.
  • Drafting legal opinions on various legal and factual issues, agreements to be reached between CDPQ or its subsidiaries and the different external stakeholders.
  • Taking preventive steps and establishing strategies for avoiding or reducing the risk of potential legal disputes or liability for CDPQ and its subsidiaries.


Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in law and professional training from the Barreau duQuébec
  • Commercial law experience (mainly in infrastructure and private equity investments) is essential
  • Member of the Barreau duQuébec and Bar of another jurisdiction, an asset
  • Three to five years of relevant experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration
  • Excellent command of English and French(written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is an asset
  • Proficiency in standard office applications
  • Availability for travel outside the country is essential
  • Corporate experience is an asset


Skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to explain notions and concepts
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent judgment
  • Critical thinking
  • Autonomy

#LI-DNI

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CDPQ wants to offer equal employment opportunities to everyone . It encourages women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal people and people with disabilities to apply. CDPQ is also committed to further incorporating diversity into the organization and making it a source of enrichment and pride for all its employees. Please inform us if your current condition requires an accommodation during therecruiting process.

CDPQ represents la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and its subsidiaries.
Job ID  R01772
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