Legal Counsel

Montreal Exchange   •  

Toronto, ON

Industry: Financial Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 415 days ago

Key Accountabilities:


  • Overall, support the GCO in servicing the company’s needs through providing thoughtful, efficient and responsive legal advice to business partners.
  • Guide the development, adoption and implementation of policies, rules and procedures for CDS.
  • Coordinate with CDCC in the development of policies and standards; develop and maintain harmonized rules where possible.
  • Collaborate with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the Bank of Canada on rules, policies and regulatory matters.
  • Coordinate and assist with clearing house reporting obligations.
  • Monitor securities industry and related legal and policy developments in Canada and other jurisdictions, and lead internal efforts to communicate and educate TMX employees on these developments.
  • Review materials used for presentations, marketing and communications.
  • Play an active role in managing working groups and commenting on proposed provincial, federal, and international legislation or policies which affect the clearing houses and their members.
  • Perform research and analysis on regulatory matters that impact the clearing house.

Must Haves:

    • Called to the Bar of Ontario with Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, or similar designation in another Canadian province.
    • 5+ years of post-call experience dealing with securities and regulatory issues.
    • Knowledge of trading, clearing and settlement, or market structure issues considered a strong asset.
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills; demonstrated consistent and prompt use of sound legal and business judgment.
    • Team oriented and able to build relationships with all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to quickly embed themselves into the business while persistently driving a “business partner” approach to supporting clients and various internal and external stakeholders.