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Corporate Counsel


This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 28, 2022.

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R2648870 Position Title: Corporate Counsel Location: Mississauga About Sanofi – Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges.

We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health.

We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering.

We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi entities in Canada include Sanofi Genzyme (Specialty Care), Sanofi Pasteur (Vaccines), General Medicines and Consumer Healthcare.

Together we employ approximately 2,000 people.

In 2019, we invested $131 million R&D in Canada, creating jobs, business and opportunity throughout the country.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Head of Legal Affairs & General Counsel Canada the incumbent shall be responsible for providing legal advice in the fields of law critical to promoting, protecting and defending the company’s rights and interests, and ensure that the company complies with the applicable laws and regulations.

Additionally, the incumbent shall be expected to anticipate and alert the Leadership team and relevant business groups to any significant legal concerns or exposure and potential corresponding liability or risk.

Key Responsibilities: Revise, draft, interpret, approve and negotiate the company’s contracts and various contract clauses, as well as other legal documents.

Provide the business with legal advice in all relevant legal fields, such as commercial law, corporate law, competition law, regulatory law, intellectual property, and protection of personal information and privacy.

Subject to approval by the General Counsel, manage and supervise certain company files entrusted to external lawyers.

Ensure that the company’s everyday activities comply with the applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and company policies.

Participate in and actively contribute to certain company committees such as the Crisis Committee and Recall Committees.

Assist the Ethics and Business Integrity for Canada concerning the interpretation and application of the relevant Company, Industry Codes and relevant regulations.

Assist the Privacy Officer concerning the interpretation and application of federal and provincial legislation relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information (particularly in clinical studies).

Key Requirements: Bachelor’s of Law, member of the Ontario or Quebec Bar.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in private practice or as in-house counsel.

Specific/concise writing and editing skills.

Time and priority management skills.

Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

Communication skills.

Team player.

Organizational skills.

Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Languages: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

French communications skills is considered a significant asset.

Travel: Canada, as necessary.

Europe and US, rarely.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Sanofi, Empowering Life GD-SA LI-SA At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values.

We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers.

We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.