BASF Legal Counsel - Mississauga in Mississauga, Ontario

You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada was recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top 2018 Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking Legal Counsel to join our team.

Legal Counsel (1802647)

You will provide strategic legal advice and support on issues affecting BASF Canada, including general corporate/commercial law, corporate governance matters, policy and compliance matters, competition law, privacy law, intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, environmental law, real estate law and litigation.

Formula for Success: You Will....

Draft, with and without the use of precedents, negotiate, review, revise and interpret a broad range of commercial documents including but not limited to sales contracts, purchase agreements, guarantees, RFPs, RFQs, tenders, RFPQs, equipment loan and lease agreements, commercial leasing agreements, licensing contracts, service agreements, tolling/manufacturing agreements, intercompany agreements, non-disclosure agreements, demand letters, statements of claim and statements of defence , full and final releases, consulting agreements, distributor contracts, agency agreements, amending agreements, license agreements, letters of intent and memorandums of understanding.

  • Stay current on legal developments affecting BASF Canada, our customers and our industry and creating and executing action plans to manage the impact of these developments.

  • Engage in risk management analyses.

  • Proactively brainstorm and partner with employees in respect of possible future initiatives and business directions.

  • Review, revise and draft company policies.

  • Promote company learning in respect of different areas of law through the preparation and presentation of seminars to empower our employees.

  • Render legal transactions and issues more efficient through the preparation of processes and precedents which enable employees to quickly and easily obtain necessary documentation and direction.

  • Act as a team member for cross-border and global transactions and issues by engaging and coordinating with business colleagues and legal representatives within the BASF group of companies.

  • Retain external legal counsel, managing external counsel work, negotiating alternative fee arrangements, reviewing invoices.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN/OC Legal Canada 60002366

Title: Legal Counsel - Mississauga

Location: CAN-ON-Mississauga

Requisition ID: 1802647

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • Law degree from an accredited institution

  • Licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario, and licensed to practice law in the Province of Quebec

  • 2 to 5 years of post-call experience in corporate/commercial law at a law firm or corporate legal department. Some in-house experience preferred

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical and negotiations skills

  • Business acumen

  • Practical and also shows good judgment

  • Ability to handle many projects simultaneously, to manage multiple tight deadlines, and to prioritize effectively

  • French language skills (oral & written) are an asset

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.