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Legal Counsel*

Posting Start Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!


Reporting to the Assistant Corporate Secretary, the Legal Counsel will be an integral part of our in-house legal team and an important member of the corporate secretariat. You will work on a variety of files in the areas of corporate law, securities and corporate governance.


You will draft and review a multitude of legal documents, including contracts, policies and legal opinions, and closely monitor the evolution of the legislative framework related to Cascades' activities. You will also participate in financing files.
You will assist the Assistant Corporate Secretary in his task of ensuring the smooth running of the activities of the Board of Directors and its committees, and you will advise the members of management and the Board of Directors on all matters relating to ESG (environment, social and governance) factors.

Why work at Cascades


  • Work-life balance (telecommuting, flexible hours);
  • Group insurance & pension plan with company contributions, after 3 months of service; 
  • Internal and external training available;
  • Accessible gym space and/or financially covered sports activities;
  • Profit sharing plan, available after 1 year of service;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
  • Training center;
  • Long-term career management plan;
  • Work environment focused on sharing knowledge and valuing individual and team success;
  • Contribute to the success of a Quebec-based, multinational, environmentally responsible company.


Your responsibilities


As Legal Counsel, you will play a key role in securities, governance and financing matters, such as :

  • Prepare various legal acts and corporate, administrative and legal documents.
  • Participate in the organization of meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as those of certain subsidiaries, and participate in the preparation of related documents, including the agenda and minutes.
  • Conduct legislative research in securities.
  • Participate in the development of a management structure for personal information and ensure the follow-up of this file.
  • Participate in the drafting, revision and updating of internal policies and directives, as well as certain corporate documents such as the internal regulations, the charters of various committees and annual documents.
  • Assist in the implementation of best practices in relation to ESG (environmental, social and governance) concepts.
  • Participate in certain files related to the application of ethical and fraud prevention measures.
  • Participate in financing files.
  • You may also be called upon to work on certain files with members of the groups' legal department.
  • Support the Assistant Corporate Secretary in the performance of his/her duties.

Your background and strengths


The Legal Counsel must demonstrate the following qualities and skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in law (member in good standing of the Quebec Bar or registered with the Chambre des notaires)
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in corporate law and corporate governance, including relevant experience supporting the corporate secretariat of a company;
  • Be perfectly bilingual in English and French;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Demonstrate rigor and exemplary integrity;
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to manage interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to listen and good judgment.


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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner. Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both women and men.


About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities.
Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe. 

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