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Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial



Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

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Are you actively looking for a new opportunity? Or just checking the market? Well… you might just be in the right place!

We’re looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our Commercial Legal team in Montreal. In this role, you will operate under the supervision of the Head of Commercial Legal, Global, and be responsible for (i) advising our business partners on all matters pertaining to both legal and business challenges; (ii) leading and executing on broader strategic projects; and (iii) building and improving upon the commercial legal team’s systems / processes.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts for enterprise-level customers, strategic partners, and vendors / suppliers.
  • Mentoring / teaching other members of the legal team and stakeholder groups.
  • Partnering with cross-functional stakeholders, including go-to-market, product, finance, procurement, and executive leadership teams to advise on various business initiatives.
  • Managing complex, cross-functional, and/or multi-jurisdictional strategic projects.
  • Designing and implementing scalable systems, processes, and policies to enhance Lightspeed’s scalability and efficiency.
  • Litigation and other disputes management.
  • Assisting with management of outside counsel engagements, including contributing to and occasionally overseeing budget, strategy, and work product reviews.

What you need to bring:

We’re a legal team of 18 people located in Canada, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a dynamic and agile organization, and to work with a strategic-minded, best-in-class Legal team that empowers you to make an impact through individual contributions.

We're looking for a candidate who has 5 years of post-qualified experience with the following:

  • Strong experience in a law firm and/or as in-house counsel with a significant majority of that experience devoted to hands-on commercial contracting.
  • Demonstrated track record of providing practical and strategic legal advice in a SaaS or tech context.
  • Broad commercial experience gained in a fast-paced and international environment.
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with colleagues and stakeholders on different levels (incl. executives) and with different professional backgrounds.

Even better if you have, but not necessary:

  • Experience working across different jurisdictions and languages.
  • Experience managing a team of lawyers.
  • Experience working with cloud-based SaaS products, payments providers, or other financial services products.
  • Knowledge of and experience with IP, data privacy, fiscalization, and corporate law.

We know that people are more than what’s on their CV. If you’re unsure that you have the right profile for the role... hit the ‘Apply’ button and give it a try!

What’s in it for you?

Come live the Lightspeed experience...

  • Ability to do your job in a truly flexible hybrid environment (3 days/week in office);
  • Genuine career opportunities in a company that’s creating new jobs everyday;
  • Work in a team big enough for growth but lean enough to make a real impact.

… and enjoy a range of benefits that’ll keep you happy, healthy and (not) hungry:

  • Lightspeed RSU program (we are all owners)
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Flexible working policy
  • Health insurance
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Possibility for transit fees to be covered
  • Paid leave assistance for new parents
  • Linkedin learning
  • Volunteer day

To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Lightspeed is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. Lightspeed welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.

Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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