Senior Director Legal affairs

The Just for Laughs Group has been the mastermind behind the world's largest comedy festival for 40 years. Its various products are well known to the public in Canada and abroad (the Galas, the Gags series, the outdoor component of the Festival, Just for Laughs, etc.) The Group remains the world leader in the distribution of comedy television series with a presence in more than 135 countries and 95 airlines. The visibility of the Gags series has reached a record level on YouTube with more than one billion views.

The Just For Laughs Group's management team is currently seeking a Senior Director Legal affairs.


What we offer :

  • Stimulating work environment
  • Dynamic team
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Group insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Festival period (June/July) 5 days/week at the office, Possibility of working from home 2-3 days/week outside this period


Senior Director Legal affairs

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the sought-after Vice-President Legal and general Counsel has diversified experience in commercial and corporate law. Experience in intellectual property law and entertainment law is an asset.

As Vice-President Legal and General Counsel, you will act in support of the day-to-day needs of the company management and its various business units. Your challenges will be varied and you will have to have a keen business sense, know how to manage effectively and prioritize, on a daily basis, a wide range of files.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Advising on various legal issues applicable to the company's activities (commercial law, entertainment law, intellectual property law, etc.)
  • Advising on various legal matters concerning the company (corporate, marketing and corporate communications, labor relations, litigation, insurance, banking agreements, compliance, etc.)
  • Write, review, comment on and negotiate different types of contracts (production contracts, artist contracts, license contracts, service contracts and strategic partnerships with customers and suppliers, etc.)
  • Act as corporate secretary of the company
  • Provide advice on the interpretation of laws and regulations applicable to the activities of the company
  • Participate in the development and implementation of various contract models and corporate policies
  • Monitor and update corporate documents, policies and other aspects of governance related to the company's activities
  • Ensure proactive monitoring of pre-litigation cases, in collaboration with the departments concerned and coordinate the various cases and disputes entrusted to external legal firms
  • Review and comment on documentation in the context of bids and calls for tenders
  • Ensure a legislative watch on new laws, regulations and industry trends that may affect the company's activities
  • Management of the team of internal lawyers of the company, and the budget of the department
  • Ensure a constructive interface and relations with the legal groups of the various shareholders of the company
  • All related tasks


Education and Experience:

  • Member of the Quebec Bar, Common Law an asset
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience acquired in a company or within a firm



  • Perfectly bilingual (French and English), both oral and written
  • Strong communication, writing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing deadlines
  • Ability to effectively manage priorities and a large volume of files at a time
  • Known for having good judgment and practical business acumen
  • Analytical mind, focused on solutions, customer service and collaboration
  • Autonomy and natural team spirit