In House Counsel

Corporate Counsel - New Gold Inc.

October 14, 2020

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 corporatecommercialsecurities and ideally some mining experience at a leading firm and/or companyReporting 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 lawcorporate 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. 

This is an exclusive search. 

For more information or to apply for this position, contact: 

Jeremiah Hunter, Recruitment Associate 

403.444.1765 

jhunter@thecounselnetwork.com 

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City

Toronto

Area of Practice

Corporate

Experience Required

4+ years