Senior Counsel, Capital Markets - Law Group
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3d ago

What is the opportunity?

In this Senior Counsel role you will have the opportunity to provide legal advice and support to the Canadian Structured Notes and Equity Derivatives desks of the Global Equity-Linked Products business.

You will handle documentation and policy advice for the derivatives trading activities of the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities businesses.

You will be a trusted advisor and guardian of the Bank by delivering transactional and advisory legal services to, and manage legal, regulatory and reputational risks for, the supported businesses.

What will you do?

  • Provide primary legal support for the Canadian Structured Notes and Canadian Equity Derivatives business
  • Understand the business and related products, and inspire confidence at all levels of Capital Markets employees with respect to the identification and management of legal risk
  • Provide sound, creative and practical legal advice to the Capital Markets business and functional groups, including Group Risk Management, Compliance and Operations
  • Provide joint legal support for the derivatives trading businesses globally; partner with the Bank’s trading documentation teams and derivatives credit, risk management and operations teams
  • Support the global trading activities of the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities businesses
  • Provide jurisdictional policy advice relating to netting and collateral relief for derivatives businesses
  • Manage external counsel to identify appropriate resources for resolving issues and managing the quality and cost of services
  • Collaborate with structured notes and equity derivatives support lawyers in the United States and the United Kingdom
  • What do you need to succeed?


  • 2+ years of securities law experience working in an in-house legal department or law firm.
  • Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from recognized law school
  • Demonstrated capability to work independently and collaboratively, including exercising good practical judgment
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Called to the Bar of a Canadian province
  • Nice-to-have

  • Subject matter expertise in Capital Markets legal and regulatory issues. Experience with secured lending and derivatives products will be considered an asset
  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and make independent decisions
  • Direct experience negotiating complex agreements under tight deadlines
  • What’s in it for you?

    We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper.

    We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits and competitive compensation
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
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    City : Toronto

    Address : 200 Bay Street

    Work Hours / Week : 37.5

    Work Environment : Office

    Employment Type : Permanent

    Career Level : Experienced Hire / Professional

    Pay Type : Salary + Variable Bonus

    Required Travel (%) : 0-25

    Exempt / Non-Exempt : N / A

    People Manager : No

    Application Deadline : 06 / 20 / 2021

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