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Legal Counsel
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Legal
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: September 29, 2021
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed. For us it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens in people’s lives when we’re a part of them that keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company. We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for people who do the same.

We are currently recruiting for a Lawyer responsible for providing legal advice in all areas of the business including: (1) contract negotiation, drafting and review; (2) litigation strategy and management; (3) training and compliance with all laws applicable to Arterra; (4) regulatory law and legal research; (5) intellectual property; (6) legal risk management, ethics and compliance and governance; (7) management of outside counsel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for contract negotiation, drafting and review – in all areas of the business, including commercial agreements, information technology, intellectual property, marketing and procurement
  • Responsible for expertise in regulations relating to alcohol and beverage products and licensing, information technology, privacy, and providing legal advice and research on same
  • Responsible for coordinating with external counsel on specific assignments, reviewing preliminary advice and providing internal recommendations
  • Provide advice and training on legal compliance of product and operations, which may include without limitation: liquor regulations, food regulations, packaging and labelling regulations, marketing and advertising, contract law, privacy, technology, consumer protection, and other areas of governance
  • Reviewing of standard form agreements; providing legal reporting, review processes, resources and policies


          • Bachelor’s Degree Law Degree LLB or JD
          • 5 year’s experience in the legal department of a large company or a top tier law firm
          • Experience with providing legal advice to clients in the consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, consumer digital or regulated product industries
          • Member in Good Standing of the Law Society of Ontario or another provincial law society
          • Bilingual French/English written and verbal skills are a preferred asset, but not required

          What we offer:

          • Competitive salary and bonus
          • Benefits and Pension Plan
          • Product Allowances & Safe Ride Home Program
          • An organization that cares about Corporate Social Responsibility
          • Tuition reimbursement
          • Training & Development Programs
          • An opportunity to learn about the world of wine

          Number of Openings:


          We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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