Legal Counsel - Capital Markets

  • The Bank of Montreal
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 08, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Provides and manages the delivery of legal and regulatory advice on products, initiatives, strategies, policies and developments for and on behalf of BMO Financial Group. Provides legal advice based on knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures, and knowledge of the financial services industry and its environment. Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives. Works to achieve organizational goals while minimizing legal risk.

  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.

  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.

  • Exercises judgement on moderate to complex decisions falling within standard policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Identifies and resolves routine issues.

  • Determines courses of action within procedural and policy guidelines & standards.

  • Delivers legal advice, instructs external counsel and ensures compliance with internal policies & procedures for a single or small number of function(s).

  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant laws, regulations and policies.

  • Resolves daily issues and/or escalates with appropriate analysis and/or recommendations.

  • Identifies risks and implements appropriate actions to mitigate them.

  • Implements areas of improvement to ensure consistency with market place.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/ external stakeholders.

  • Geographic scope: up to global.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

     

Qualifications:

  • Less than 7 years of legal practice or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Degree in law (LLB or JD) and license to practice law in relevant jurisdiction.

  • Private practice, in-house experience or experience at regulatory body relating to the regulation of business/group activities may be required.

  • Knowledge in legal field, typically with a functional or business line specialization.

  • Familiarity with repurchase agreements, MSFTAs, securities lending agreements and ISDA trading documentation a plus.

  • Knowledge of business and regulatory environment in which BMO Financial Group operates.

  • Negotiation skills - in depth.

  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

 

Practice Area(s)

BMO Legal Role In Toronto