Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel Lawyer Job in Toronto, Canada
Our client, New Gold Inc. is a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the operation, development, and exploration of mineral properties. The Company’s mission is to be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable enduring value for their shareholders, stakeholders, and the environment.

New Gold has a portfolio of two core producing assets in Canada, the Rainy River and New Afton Mines. The Company also holds an 8% gold stream on the Artemis Gold Blackwater project located in British Columbia and a 6% equity stake in Artemis. The Company also operates the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico (in reclamation).

Job Description – Corporate Counsel Lawyer
Due to ongoing growth, our client is seeking to add a Corporate Counsel to its team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have four to eight years of strong corporate, commercial, securities and ideally some mining experience at a leading firm and/or company. Reporting to the General Counsel and working closely with Management and various business units, this is a broad legal role for a business savvy lawyer to join a growing and successful company, offering competitive compensation and professional growth.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Assist various business units with a variety of commercial law, corporate governance, securities law, and corporate development and financing matters.
Manage legal issues and negotiate commercial agreements with procurement teams at the operations.
Assist with negotiating agreements with First Nations.
Prepare and review commercial form agreements.
Prepare annual information form and assist with preparations for AGM, information circular, and disclosure matters including press releases.
Assist in the preparation of corporate governance board materials.
Assist in the preparation and review of corporate policies.
Assist in M&A transactions and equity and debt financing transactions.
Negotiate confidentiality agreements and other agreements as required.

Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge
LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
4-8 years of broad corporate commercial experience at a leading firm or company.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Eager to grow and learn.

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