George Weston Limited (“GWL”) is a Canadian public company, founded in 1882. GWL’s portfolio of companies includes Canada’s largest food and drug retail businesses, Loblaw Companies Limited and Shoppers Drug Mart, which have over 2,400 stores and reach most Canadians serving their everyday food, health and wellness needs. GWL is also the controlling unitholder of Canada’s preeminent diversified REIT, Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns over 700 high-quality commercial and residential properties across Canada.
With three public companies and over 200 related entities, the Legal team at GWL is now looking to add a Law Clerk to its high-energy team. Working with and reporting to the Director, Corporate Secretariat, the Law Clerk will organize board, committee and shareholder meetings, as well as help prepare required materials and oversee logistics and planning of Board meetings. He/she will attend to corporate and securities filings, maintain corporate records, and assist with corporate transactions and preparation of continuous disclosure documents. The Law Clerk will work closely with a variety of stakeholders, including senior executives and the board of directors, and assist with entity management services for numerous domestic and international legal entities. This position will be based out of the GWL office at Yonge and St. Clair Avenues, with in office attendance of a minimum of three days a week.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of corporate law clerk, corporate secretarial and/or corporate governance experience with a major law firm, financial institution or public company. Experience with Global Entity Management System (GEMS) and/or Diligent Boardbooks is an asset. You must be highly organized with great attention to detail, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and be a good team player with a positive attitude.
This is a great opportunity to join one of Canada’s blue chip companies, and play an important role in the governance of a major public company. The role offers challenging work, meaningful development opportunities, and actively supports career progression within the broader legal department and other areas of the businesses. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Lesa Ong at NagataConnex Executive Legal Search for a confidential discussion, or apply by forwarding your materials at the contact information below.