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Legal Counsel Or Director, Legal Affairs

CompanyPSP Investments
Date Posted2024-04-09
Posted Until2024-06-08
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryLaw
We're one of Canada's largest pension investment managers, with CAD$243.7 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2023.

We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montreal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world's top companies. At PSP, you'll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.

At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced transactional lawyer to join a first-class, dynamic, team-oriented, highly motivated and supportive legal team and to develop their legal career as well as their business and management skills. PSP is committed to hiring exceptional people who will contribute their expertise, talent and energy towards PSP's mandate.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Legal Affairs, you will be primarily responsible for providing transactional and strategic legal support to investment professionals on a wide range of complex global investments in areas such as public markets, private equity, natural resources, real estate and infrastructure, and you will be required to identify and manage investment legal risk based on PSP's risk appetite.

You must have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and self-confident, as you will be engaging directly with internal business partners, external counsel and stakeholders. Strong business acumen, good judgment and pragmatism are also a must in order to succeed in this role.

As Legal Counsel or Director, Legal Affairs, you'll:

Lead or support complex global transactions including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, sale of assets, joint ventures, fund investments and other types of transactions, working with investment professionals in the capital markets, private equity, natural resources, real estate, infrastructure groups

Coordinate and supervise the legal work performed by approved external legal counsel worldwide in accordance with internal policies and within the prescribed legal budget

Ensure that all dealings and business practices are carried out in compliance with governing legislation, regulations and policies

Provide support on various legal matters relating to the organization's activities and operations including asset management activities, governance, regulatory, litigation and other corporate activities.

Work in collaboration with other internal stakeholders (e.g., Tax, Responsible Investments, Risk groups)


A university degree in law

Member of the Bar Association of any of the Canadian provinces or territories

Five (5) to ten (10) years of relevant experience as a lawyer in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions gained in private practice or as in-house counsel for a large organization

Hardworking, highly professional and autonomous

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Exceptional organizational skills; multi-tasking; ability to effectively manage competing priorities and work on numerous files; meet tight deadlines and attention to detail and accuracy

Demonstrated leadership and mentoring ability

Highly competent, analytical and precise

A team player

Flexible, interested in working in and contributing to a growing organization

Proficiency in English and French (or willingness to learn) (frequent interactions in English with PSP employees based in our offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, and interactions in French with employees in our local offices in Montreal and Ottawa)

We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:

Investment in career development

Comprehensive group insurance plans

Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs

Competitive pension plans

Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off

Inclusive paid parental leave policy: up to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, 5 weeks for secondary caregivers

A hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days

*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.

At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.
LanguagesEnglish, French
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