Director, Legal Affairs and Corporate Assistant Secretary

Lion Electric
December 22, 2023
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Job Description

Lion Electric, an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles, is looking for a Director, Legal Affairs and Corporate Assistant Secretary to join its legal team and contribute to Lion's impressive growth and inspiring mission. At Lion Electric, we firmly believe that electric transportation is a major catalyst for improving our society, environment and, above all, quality of life. We are looking for people who embody our overarching corporate values (Agility, Intensity and Respect) and who, above all, want to take part in this incredible energy transition.

What's the role?

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, this position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to be a true business partner and work closely with senior management and various teams at Lion in the fields of corporate, commercial and governance, with a focus on either litigation or securities.

What are the main responsibilities of the role?

  • Provide expert legal advice to senior management and various departments within the company on corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on either litigation and/or securities, and autonomously lead transactions and projects from a legal standpoint.
  • Play in important role in the implementation of strong governance to reflect evolving best practices and legislative and operational requirements, including advice to the Board and senior management, close collaboration with the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and oversight of the implementation and maintenance of company policies.
  • Assist with Board and committee material preparation, attend meetings to take minutes and ensure the accurate and comprehensive maintenance of corporate records and minute books.
  • Proactively identify legal risks and take initiatives to develop mitigating legal strategies.
  • Act as in-house expert on litigation matters OR securities law matters (including overseeing all annual, quarterly and routine public disclosure and filings and working closely with the Finance and Investor Relations teams).
  • Contribute to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Legal Affairs team, including the development and implementation of various legal projects and initiatives.
  • What are the role requirements?

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in a leading law firm or an established in-house legal department.
  • Demonstrable securities law or litigation background is key.
  • Strong interest for corporate governance.
  • Membership in the Bar of a Canadian Province.
  • English required, with superior writing skills in English.
  • A passion for learning and gaining a deep understanding of the business to more effectively support strategies and objectives.
  • Strong sense of initiative & ownership, proactive at spotting issues & finding solutions, comfortable working autonomously and prioritizing the most high-impact workstreams.
  • Strong growth mindset, adaptable, flexible, curious about learning new things, and always looking to develop your skills and improve the way things are done.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
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