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Title:  Director - Legal Counsel - Global Banking & Markets (Transactional)




Requisition ID: 141070

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.



Director – Legal Counsel – Global Banking & Markets (Transactional)

Due to the growth of our Corporate & Investment Banking business here in the US, we’re looking for a highly skilled Director to join our Transactional legal team. We have expanded into new markets and deepened our relationships in existing ones, our coverage includes Technology, Healthcare, Real estate, Consumer, Industrial, Retail and more; therefore, you’ll get access to a broad range of deals that require technical expertise.


Working directly with the business and sector heads, you’ll be responsible for the following:


Is this role right for you? 


  • Partner with the GBM business to build robust processes for managing legal risk.
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of corporate banking agreements such as guaranties, reimbursement agreements, letter of credit facilities and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Review and advise on equity and debt capital markets documentation and mergers and acquisition engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, and other transaction documents.
  • Provide legal assistance in helping the bank roll out key strategic projects.
  • Operate in a fast-paced, demanding environment and pivot quickly to meet leadership’s needs.
  • Recognize priority initiatives and effectively manage clients, scaling the legal advice and providing the right level of guidance for the request at hand.
  • Ensure product compliance with applicable U.S. and international laws and regulations, in close collaboration with colleagues in U.S. Legal and Compliance departments.
  • Analyze legal and regulatory issues in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters.
  • Respond promptly to deal-related issues, including legal and reputational risk questions.
  • Identify and manage relevant banking and securities regulations.
  • Advise on legal risks of existing and new business activities.
  • Maintain efficient and effective relationships with outside counsel.
  • Ensure compliance, operational risk controls following Scotiabank’s or regulatory standards and policies, including but not limited to upholding Scotiabank’s code of ethics and business conduct.
  • Conduct legal research as necessary to support the needs and activities of the U.S. Legal Department.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity, inclusion and reflects Scotiabank’s brand.


Do you have the skills you need to succeed? We'd love to work with you, if you have:


  • U.S. Licensed Attorney
  • Experience in corporate banking, mergers and acquisitions, debt capital markets or equity capital markets.
  • Minimum of 7 years of legal experience working on banking matters at a major investment bank and/or large law firm.





Location(s):  United States : New York : New York City 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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