Senior Counsel (Legal) (7– 12 years of Commercial IT experience)

Posted on:
September 22, 2021

Our client, CIBC, a leading North American financial institution with 10 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients, is building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world and needs talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for their clients. CIBC embraces your strengths and ambitions so you feel empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.

With over 50 lawyers working from Toronto, Montreal, New York, Chicago, London and Hong Kong, CIBC Legal manages legal outcomes by providing a full range of legal and transactional support services to CIBC’s businesses worldwide. CIBC Legal is now looking for a Senior Counsel to provide support to CIBC’s Technology, Infrastructure
and Innovation and the Procurement teams. Legal works closely with these business groups, negotiating high end, complex agreements and providing strategic advice to solve challenging problems, address risk and protect the interests of the bank. This position reports to a Managing Counsel in Toronto.

The ideal candidate will have 7-12 years of Commercial IT experience gained at a major law firm or corporation. Experience working with a financial institution and with outsourcing, licensing, procurement, cloud or blockchain agreements will be an asset. Excellent negotiating and drafting experience and a genuine interest in technology is mandatory. Strong communication skills, the ability to lead projects and direct external counsel will be needed to succeed in this role.

At CIBC, its people are its greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. It offers an open culture that fosters innovation and collaboration as well as ongoing career development opportunities. It also offers a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, an employee share purchase plan
and pension plan.

CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong.

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please send your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Garrett Giannidis at Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below.

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