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Canada Life is looking for a Senior Counsel Corporate – Private Funds.

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, or Winnipeg.

Reporting to the Senior Vice-President Global Corporate Transactions, you will be a key member of the corporate legal team providing practical and timely advice to various client departments and management on a wide variety of business issues and transactions. You will work with a highly accomplished team of legal, finance, capital markets and accounting professionals and will be involved in:

Alternative Asset Investments, including private fund structures:

Advising senior management on strategic direction relating to alternative investments such as private funds, separately managed accounts and ownership opportunities including:
– Partnering with third parties to optimize investment opportunities in alternative investments including joint ventures, capital commitments, structuring and governance
– Diligencing and documenting alternative asset investments and related transactions
Ability to interact with and advise business, financial, tax and legal persons as they engage in joint ventures and alternative investment transactions from inception through closing
Advising on regulatory requirements and restrictions
Overseeing joint venture management and governance
Instructing, overseeing and managing work product from external counsel
Performing and supervising legal research relevant to transactional matters
Reviewing, drafting and advising on agreements ancillary to transactions, including coordinating internal comments and information
Drafting memos and all ranges of legal documentation necessary in alternative investment transactions
Working with domestic and international regulators with respect to compliance, regulatory and corporate governance matters
Global transactions advice
Advising senior management on other global transactions matters as they arise
Contributing as a senior member of the legal team by applying your experience and creative legal skills to develop practical solutions for our businesses
Advising on matters affecting the operations of the business and Board governance
Advising on broad range of corporate, securities and regulatory legal matters arising under applicable legislation
Working with domestic and international regulators as needed
Contract drafting, interpretation and negotiation

What you will bring:

University Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing, 5 – 10 years work experience in the areas of corporate, commercial and/or securities law
Strong oral communication skills, with the ability to synthesize and present issues with clarity to business leaders of various business and functional areas
Excellent judgment, with the ability to identify key issues and provide an independent view to the business team in a clear and practical manner
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience resolving complex problems
Strong drafting, legal and written communication skills with a practical solution-oriented approach and the ability to use clear, plain language
Self-motivated and a desire to work both independently and in a cooperative team environment
Highly focused with attention to detail
Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects at once
Experience with private fund structures and transactions
Knowledge of the Insurance Companies Act or Bank Act an asset

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