Vice President, Legal- Borealis

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Scope:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel, the Vice President, Legal will join a small, highly collegial legal team and be involved throughout the life cycle of investment in assets and their long term management. You will be involved in all legal aspects of the investment pursuit process, including the identification and origination of investments, due diligence, negotiation of sale and purchase and governance agreements, structuring, regulatory review and approvals and closing mechanics. You will liaise with and instruct external legal and other professional advisors. You will provide legal support to asset management teams post-acquisition.

Responsibilities:

•Provide transactional legal support on Borealis investment pursuits, including liaising with external legal counsel and other professional advisors.
•Negotiate a wide range of investment documents, including preliminary transactions documents (LOIs, NDAs, MOUs), sale and purchase agreements and governance agreements.
•Provide legal advice with respect to the structuring of investment transactions and compliance with applicable pension, corporate and tax legislation.
•Provide legal support to asset management teams with respect to assets under management.
•Assist in the oversight of the Corporate Secretariat function.
•Supervise, train and mentor junior colleagues.

Qualifications:

•Law degree from a recognized university and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
•Minimum of five years legal experience in a transaction-based environment, either at a law firm or in-house.
•Specific experience in infrastructure investing will be an asset although not essential.
•Established negotiation and drafting skills.
•Very strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills to be able to lead legal workstreams and interact with a broad range of professionals.
•Intellectually curious team player with a desire to understand all aspects of a transaction.
•Leadership capability – specifically mentoring and coaching junior colleagues.
•Able to multitask effectively and work independently. Self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic.
•A superior and decisive problem solver, the successful candidate will bring not only issues, but workable, real-world solutions to the table. Possesses a consistent “can do” attitude.
•Some travel to international locations may be required.












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