BASF Legal Counsel - Mississauga in Mississauga, Ontario

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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 has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018 .

Where the Chemistry Happens…

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, resolutions and other corporate documents, licensing contracts, service agreements, tolling/manufacturing agreements, intercompany agreements, non-disclosure agreements, demand letters, statements of claim and statements of defense, 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 create and execute 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, manage external counsel work, negotiate alternative fee arrangements, review 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.

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

  • Must be licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario

  • In addition to being licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario, being licensed to practice law in the Province of Quebec will be considered a strong asset

  • 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.

Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN-Legal North America-60000005

Title: Legal Counsel - Mississauga

Location: CAN-ON-Mississauga

Requisition ID: 1803327