Associate General Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel

  • AIMCo
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 24, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator Solicitor

Job Description

Opportunity

As we all do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19, AIMCo has adopted a virtual interviewing process.

Providing expert legal support for investment activities within and outside of Canada, across each of AIMCo’s asset classes, including: reviewing, negotiating and drafting agreements and related documents; establishing and managing transaction project plans; reviewing and assessing issues arising from due diligence; advising on investment structures and tax mitigation strategies; managing and collaborating with external counsel; managing the legal risk of AIMCo and its clients; assisting the investment teams in managing direct investments; managing the legal risk and investment structures post-closing.

Supporting the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) on various governance and policy matters, including: providing legal support to AIMCo’s Board of Directors on all matters; responding to general internal legal inquiries; responding to requests from AIMCo’s clients and the Government of Alberta; maintaining a range of corporate records; developing and maintaining transaction checklists and standard form documents; reviewing and reporting on legislative, regulatory and case law developments affecting AIMCo and its clients.

Providing active leadership, including: directing and mentoring Legal Counsel and support staff; leading training sessions for internal departments on topics of legal interest; providing commercially oriented advice and support on general strategy and market practices (especially in foreign jurisdictions) to senior management and investment groups.


Responsibilities

Additional Associate General Counsel Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop the strategy and planning for governance initiatives across AIMCo, with reference to AIMCo’s corporate strategy, risks and business
  • Act as a knowledge resource to help solve complex problems faced by all AIMCo functions
  • Report on policy/governance matters to the CEO, Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Governance Committee and Board
  • Assist CLO in responding to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies etc.
  • Collaborate with and advise the executive and senior management in regards to AIMCo policy and governance issues
  • Represent AIMCo externally, including: meeting with the government, clients and consultants; engaging with relevant regulatory agencies to advocate on behalf of AIMCo and its clients; and communicating with peer organizations on matters of mutual interest


Ideal Candidate Qualifications
Strong candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications may be considered for alternate roles.

Overall qualities of Associate General Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel:

    • Understanding of legal issues arising from investing and doing business in foreign jurisdictions
    • Comprehensive understanding of legal risk and related legal risk management strategies
    • Familiarity with the implications of applicable tax legislation, regulation and policy
    • Market sector knowledge related to one or more AIMCo asset classes
    • Understanding of fundamental finance and capital structuring principles, accounting principles and macroeconomics
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills suitable for a highly professional environment
    • Client focused and collaborative

 

 

Our ideal Associate General Counsel:

    • Law degree (LLB or JD) from an accredited University and eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Alberta
    • An MBA or accounting or finance credentials would be considered an asset
    • Minimum of 15 years working knowledge and experience in a corporate/commercial law practice and a proven track record supporting or leading deals
    • Demonstrates a strong commitment to AIMCo’s core values of excellence, transparency, humility, integrity and collaboration, and inspires the same in others

 


Our Ideal Senior Legal Counsel:

  • Law degree (LLB or JD) from an accredited University and eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Alberta
  • An MBA or accounting or finance credentials would be considered an asset
  • Minimum of 10 years working knowledge and experience in a corporate/commercial law practice
  • Proven track record supporting or leading deals
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to AIMCo’s core values of excellence, transparency, humility, integrity and collaboration, and inspires the same in others


Success Measures

Success will be measured by the ability of the successful candidate to step into this role on day one, with direct experience across one or more of our asset classes. Over the course of the year, the successful candidate will be evaluated by their ability to train across the group of asset classes.


Benefits and Rewards

Stay engaged with exciting special project work and growth assignments.
Stay agile with ongoing training, coaching and educational reimbursement programs.
Stay balanced with a health care spending account and onsite fitness facilities.


About AIMCo

AIMCo is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified investment managers, with over $118 billion of assets under management for 31 clients, a diverse group of Alberta public sector pension plans, endowment funds, and government accounts representing all Albertans.

We are a global player, searching the world for financial investments which will ensure the long-term prosperity and financial security of all Albertans. We foster a culture that values the ingenuity, diversity and dedication of our talented team.

 

 

Next Steps

We attract the best and the brightest to join us at AIMCo. Please submit your resume or CV to be considered for this opportunity. We are excited to meet you and will be in touch with any questions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

NOTE: Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening, which includes a credit bureau and a criminal record investigation, the results of which must be acceptable to AIMCo.

Practice Area(s)

Investment law