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
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
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.