Transactional Investment Lawyer
Toronto, ON CA
3d ago

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Job Description

Manulife seeks a transactional lawyer with 4 to 8 years of relevant work experience in structuring, negotiating and leading complex private equity investment transactions.

This position works closely with the company’s front-office teams that originate alternative asset investments around the world, for both insurance company on-balance sheet portfolios as well as third-party assets under management.

The position will also collaborate with other business teams and legal colleagues in Canada, the United States and internationally to support corporate initiatives.

The successful candidate must have deep knowledge of private equity transactions, including both collective investment vehicles and direct investments, across a variety of asset classes and industries.

Experience in private debt, project finance, infrastructure transactions and / or workouts and restructurings improves any candidacy.

Above all, we seek a colleague who acts as a trusted advisor, partnering with business clients to devise prudent, creative solutions that protect and advance the company’s interests.

Responsibilities :

  • Partner with internal clients to analyze and structure investment opportunities
  • Review, analyze and negotiate transaction agreements
  • Lead transaction processes from origination through closing
  • Direct outside counsel in connection with transactions and other investment matters
  • Advise in complex investigations and litigation matters involving portfolio assets
  • Keep abreast of legal, regulatory and market developments; participate in industry organizations
  • Apply legal principles in a practical way to support and protect the company
  • Provide general corporate advice to support Investment Division operations
  • Qualifications :

  • Juris Doctor with minimum 4 years relevant experience
  • Must be (or become) licensed to practice law in Ontario
  • Integrity, collegiality, team orientation, and professionalism
  • Strong analytical abilities, excellent judgment and outstanding communication skills
  • Prior work experience at a major law firm and / or in a corporate environment
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and colleagues in remote locations
  • Adaptability to shifting demands in an evolving environment
  • If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife / John Hancock.

    About Manulife

    Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better.

    We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

    At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers.

    As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.

    4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years.

    With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

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