Commodities Legal Coverage Attorney

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 10, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description


We offer:
  • To work with some of the best professionals in the business - for a firm that values individual intellect as much as teamwork
  • State-of-the-art offices that are designed to maximize collaboration
  • Enriching challenges that provide opportunity for constant learning and advancement
  • An environment which is leveraging technology to its highest potential

    Team Profile:
  The Legal and Compliance Division assists Morgan Stanley in achieving its business objectives in a manner consistent with the Firm’s core values and Global Risk Management Principles, by facilitating and overseeing the Firm’s management of legal, regulatory and franchise risk. Professionals within Legal and Compliance provide a wide range of services to our business units. They might help to structure a complex and sensitive cross-border transaction; advise on a new product introduction; develop a training program or defuse an investor dispute. They preserve the Firm's invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the Firm from sanctions with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world. They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the Firm's businesses.
  Position Description:
  Morgan Stanley is seeking an attorney for its Vancouver office, who will be primarily focused on the Commodities businesses in Canada and the Western United States and will join an established, experienced team based in New York with a focus on coverage of the North American Commodities businesses. Primary Responsibilities:
  • Role: Vice President or Executive Director, commensurate with experience.
  • Provide day-to-day legal and regulatory advice to Commodities personnel on a variety of issues involving physical commodities and Over The Counter derivatives.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and approve legal documents, including master agreements, credit support arrangements, structured trade confirmations, loan documents and confidentiality agreements.
  • Liaise between the business units and outside counsel on specific issues.
  • Assist with litigation and regulatory inquiries relating to Commodities.


Skills required:

We are seeking an attorney with at least 10 years' experience at a law firm or major in-house legal department, who is admitted to practice in Canada.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience negotiating and advising on a variety of commercial contracts (including ISDA Master Agreements, physical gas and power agreements and related agreements);
  • Strong organizational, project management and reporting skills;
  • Excellent drafting and communications skills;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a group or independent setting.

    About us:
  Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. At Morgan Stanley, we are shaping the future of our global business and contributing to our local community. Our team works across numerous areas.
  Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing, and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.