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Title:  Senior Legal Counsel, Scotia Global Asset Management




Requisition ID: 191271

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


The Senior Legal Counsel will work with Scotia Global Asset Management to provide legal guidance on a broad range of matters, including advising on the development, structuring, and offering of publicly and privately offered investment funds, drafting offering documentation, drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, advising on securities regulatory developments and implications, identifying legal and regulatory risks, advising on policies and procedures, and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements.


Is this role right for you? In this role you will:

  • Provide legal advice, analysis and support to Scotia Global Asset Management's multi-brand, multi-channel business, including by: 
    • identifying and assessing legal risks and developing strategies to mitigate risk and protect Scotia Global Asset Management's interests;
    • advising on the development, structuring and offering of publicly and privately offered investment funds and drafting documentation relating to;
    • interpreting legislation which impacts the business, and incorporating legislative changes, practices and documentation;
    • researching legal issues of substantial complexity on a global, national or regional basis and informing the business on developing legal trends and their impact on operations;
    • identifying and resolving legal and regulatory issues, risks and concerns, and providing recommended course of action;
    • drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal agreements;
    • advising on securities regulatory developments and implications;
    • providing legal research, analysis and advice on business activities;
    • instructing and directing the activity of external counsel; and,
    • developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal business units and partners. 
  • Day-to-day accountabilities include (i) direct engagement with the Scotia Global Asset Management and its affiliates; (ii) working in conjunction with internal partners on legal and regulatory filings and issues; and (iii) proactively responding to proposed legislative/regulatory changes
  • Undertake day-to-day activities in a manner consistent with the Bank's risk culture and the relevant risk appetite statement and limits. 


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? We'd love to work with you if you have:

  • Graduated from a nationally recognized law school 
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • A minimum of 8+ years of corporate/securities law experience gained from a law firm, major financial institution and/or securities regulatory body, with an emphasis on asset management and investment fund products
  • Knowledge of and previous experience relating to securities registrant regulation, financial services, the investment fund industry, derivatives transactions, private placements, and/or the Canadian regulatory environment 


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

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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