Legal Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel

  • Sun Life Financial
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 13, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Sun Life Financial is looking for an experienced derivatives lawyer with business acumen and a client focus to join our Legal Team and support our growing asset management and investment businesses. The successful candidate will be required to navigate a large and dynamic organization, with the objective of delivering proactive and strategic legal solutions to help the business achieve its goals. An in-depth knowledge of, and experience in negotiating, ISDA and other derivatives-related documentation is required, along with experience and knowledge relating to derivatives regulatory requirements (e.g. Dodd-Frank, EMIR, variation margin rules). Exposure to securities finance transaction documentation would be an asset. The ideal candidate will also have significant industry knowledge to anticipate and understand changing market standards.


Collaboration and professional excellence are hallmarks of our culture. Particular importance will be placed on maintaining and enhancing relationships with business partners and third parties. The ability to manage competing priorities and to solve a wide variety of problems with confidence will allow the successful candidate to thrive in our fast-paced environment. Competitive applicants will be called to the Bar of Ontario and have between 5 and 10 years of relevant experience at a law firm, financial institution or asset manager. Some exposure to corporate, securities and investment management law would be an asset.


Sun Life Investment Management manages over $143 billion for the Sun Life Financial group of companies and $56 billion in third party assets for institutional investors. This position is based in our new corporate office in downtown Toronto located at One York Street.






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derivatives law