Website NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search

Our client, CIBC, a leading North American financial institution, is building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world and needs talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for its clients. CIBC embraces your strengths and ambitions so you feel empowered at work.

With over 50 lawyers working from Toronto, Montreal, New York, Chicago, London and Hong Kong, CIBC Legal manages legal outcomes by providing a full range of legal and transactional support services to CIBC’s businesses worldwide. Its Canadian Legal team is now looking for a Senior Counsel to provide legal, transactional and strategic advice in connection with M&A, private equity investments, reorganizations and other transactions that are strategically important to CIBC and its clients. This position reports to the Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Transactions, in Toronto.

The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years of M&A and / or private equity experience gained at a major law firm or corporation, and has confidence and experience working with senior executives in evaluating, negotiating and executing complex transactions, while managing legal risk and seeking pragmatic solutions to issues. Strong communication skills, the ability to lead transactions and direct external counsel will be needed to succeed in this role. CIBC seeks business-minded candidates who wish to create and foster partnerships and relationships across CIBC by facilitating open communication, and by anticipating client, business and shareholder needs.

At CIBC, people are its greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for clients, and to do it well. It offers an open culture that fosters innovation and collaboration as well as ongoing career development opportunities. It also offers a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, an employee share purchase plan and pension plan. It is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong.

If you wish to apply for these opportunities, please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong of NagataConnex Executive Legal Search to CIBC seeks applicants with a wide range of abilities and provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation, please us know.

As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to them.

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