Senior Legal Counsel

Scotiabank   •  

Toronto, ON

11 - 15 years

Posted 241 days ago

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Purpose of Job:

The incumbent will provide legal advice on a broad range of matters, including advising on securities, corporate/commercial and regulatory matters pertaining to our investment dealer, financial planning, investment management, private banking and trust businesses, regulatory developments, legal and regulatory
risks, policies and procedures, client-facing documentation, negotiating and drafting of commercial agreements, marketing initiatives and operational matters, and delivery of wealth management products and services both domestically and internationally.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Provides legal analysis, documentation, negotiation, preparation, review, research and advice and counsel
  • to line management on matters of above average complexity in the development of new programs.
  • Researches legal issues of substantial complexity on a national or regional basis and researches proposed
  • federal and provincial legislation to evaluate impact on the Bank; may initiate the research of more junior counsel or articling students; informs management on developing legal trends and their impact on operations and recommends courses of action; creates and maintains systems and precedents within the Legal Department and for use by business line partners as appropriate
  • Represents the Bank at meetings or on committees with government, public and private organizations;
  • researches and prepared submissions to government bodies on legislation and other issues affecting the organization.
  • Directs the activity of outside counsel.
  • Recommends and/or carries out the course of action to be taken regarding litigation.
  • Supervises the work of counsel and staff within a group, including setting work standards, methods and
  • procedures within the Department in accordance with company-wide policies and appraising work performance.


  • Graduate of a recognized law school
  • Membership in the Law Society of one of the provinces of Canada.
  • At least 10 years of securities and corporate/commercial law in a law firm,
  • Major financial institution and/or securities regulatory body.
  • Experience relating to wealth management, securities registrant regulation, the Canadian regulatory  
  • Environment and financial services is highly desirable.

Requisition ID: 20979