Legal Counsel

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General responsibilities:
  • Participate in a wide range of strategic transactions for the firm’s asset management platforms, including M&A, joint venture agreements, limited partnership agreements, investment management arrangements, financing;
  • Work collaboratively with the members of the Legal and Compliance team, as well as the other operational teams in the launch of new investment platforms and onboarding of new teams
  • Support the launch of new private equity and public equity investment products in various jurisdictions, with a focus on sustainable investing
  • Manage teams of outside counsel (local and international) to drive deals to closure;
  • Manage due diligence workflows;
  • Participate in defining and implementing the governance framework for the firm’s investment platforms, including drafting charters, defining and implementing reporting framework across the various subsidiaries;
  • Assist with the organization of Board and committee (audit, LPAC, investment committee) meetings, prepare resolutions, presentations and other Board materials;
  • Draft, negotiate and manage various agreements relevant to the company’s asset management activities, including custody and administration agreements, financing agreements, guarantees, NDAs etc.;
  • Provide advice on general corporate matters;
  • Assign, direct and review the work of paralegals;
  • Work together with the Head of Compliance in implementing an effective compliance program across the organization.
Skills and qualifications:
  • Law degree and 3-5 years of experience in a law firm or in-house.
  • Experience in-house in asset management firm or dealing with asset management firms as clients a plus
  • Experience working on deal teams and managing substantial components of transactions.
  • Strong understanding of mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (especially in English) and attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize key issues and find pragmatic solutions
  • Demonstrated leadership and excellent teamwork and collaboration skills. Ability to work with a multi-jurisdictional team in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, resource management, organizational and decision-making skills;
  • Excellent time management and project management skills, and ability to successfully manage timelines for multiple projects;
  • A passion for sustainability, serving our clients with integrity and implementing best practice are characteristics of individuals who will thrive in the Power Sustainable team.
Working conditions:
  • A rewarding, challenging work environment with a compelling mission.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Flexible schedule and competitive compensation.
  • Dynamic, agile team.



About Power Sustainable

Power Sustainable is a global sustainable investment manager with offices in Canada, China, and the United States. We invest in companies and projects with the potential to deliver returns while contributing to decarbonization, social progress and quality growth. With approximately CAD $4.2B of assets under management, Power Sustainable deploys patient and purposeful capital in infrastructure, private equity, and public equities.

Our Vision

We are a formidable force for change. Working together as one extended family, we can invest in and champion significant, sustainable projects to benefit our societies, and create long-term value for all.

Our Values

Family

We’re all in it together. Through open, continuous collaboration, we promote inclusive input and debate from all parties, this unites us in agile, insightful decision-making.

Sustainable Performance

We measure performance in two distinct ways: Our people’s diligence, confidence and entrepreneurial intelligence managing investments; and our platform programs’ success as long-term value, and sustainable strategy brought to life.

Trust

Our longstanding, international experience in building relationships has earned the trust and loyalty we enjoy today. We cement and nurture it daily, through integrity, accountability and uncompromising commitment to true sustainable value.

Power Sustainable champions a culture of inclusion, free from any discrimination, and we encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their application.