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Senior Legal Counsel (M&A)

Req id:  40706

Richmond Hill, ON, CA


OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.



An exceptional opportunity has arisen at OpenText for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our in-house M&A team based in the Richmond Hill office.  Reporting to the VP, Legal M&A, and working closely with the broader legal team and Corporate Development team, this strategic in-house counsel position is dedicated to supporting the company's global M&A activities. OpenText has completed over $15 billion in M&A over the last 10 years and M&A continues to be one of OpenText’s leading growth drivers - you would be a key player in supporting this growth with high visibility to leadership. 




  • Partnering with the Corporate Development team to lead OpenText’s M&A transactions - mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions.
  • Managing all legal aspects of OpenText’s transactions globally from inception to completion, including establishing appropriate transaction structures, letters of interest, term sheets, coordinating the due diligence process, and negotiating transaction documentation.
  • Handling the internal approval process and supporting closing transactions and some post-closing integration activities.
  • Cross functional team work to create continuous improvements, scalability and operational excellence in deal and integration processes and execution.
  • Advise senior business leaders on legal risks and propose business-oriented solutions with a commercial focus.
  • Coordinating with outside legal counsel.



  • 5+ years M&A experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department with high volume of M&A activity
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Must have experience managing and executing complex private and public M&A processes, including overseeing M&A transactions from legal due diligence to closing.
  • Ability to work autonomously and drive high value projects to completion.
  • Communication skills to effectively interface with all levels of leadership as well as external partners and customers.
  • Sound business judgment and the ability to appropriately balance business objectives and legal risk.
  • Work under pressure and retain a sense of humor, strong sense of accountability, and inclusivity.




OpenText is more than just a corporation, it's a global community where trust is foundational, the bar is raised, and outcomes are owned.  As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.



OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at

We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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