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Senior Law Clerk (1 Year Contract)

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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January 29, 2019

Why join us?

OMERS invests C$95 billion of net assets on behalf of 482,000 employees from municipalities, libraries, police, fire departments and local utilities in communities across Ontario. OMERS invests in a diversified global portfolio of public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. Our core mission is to deliver secure and sustainable pensions to our members.

OMERS Infrastructure indirectly manages C$17 billion of direct investments on behalf of OMERS. We focus on equity investments in stable, long term businesses which play an essential role in the economy. Our current investments include airports, renewable power, laboratory testing, pipelines and toll roads among others. The investment team at OMERS Infrastructure has responsibility for executing acquisitions and managing portfolio assets.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

The position is within the OMERS Infrastructure Legal Department, reporting to the lawyer responsible for management of corporate secretariat function.

The ideal candidate will possess a Law Clerk designation and have at least ten years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or an in-house legal department, preferably at a large multinational company. The Senior Law Clerk will have extensive knowledge of Canadian federal and provincial corporate statutes and a comfort level reviewing materials prepared under statutes of other jurisdictions (e.g. Delaware, Netherlands).

The Senior Law Clerk will be responsible for a defined set of existing OMERS Infrastructure subsidiaries as well as the establishment of new subsidiaries and the provision of relevant KYC information in support of transactions. The Senior Law Clerk will build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues in the corporate secretariat function at both Infrastructure and OMERS, as well as other key contacts within and outside the organization.

• Prepare documents for incorporations, amendments, reorganizations, dissolutions, and amalgamations
• Draft forms of resolutions, consents and payment directions supporting corporate actions and flow of funds memoranda
• Prepare and file articles, by-laws, minutes and resolutions, registers and ledgers, share certificates
• Stay current on legislative changes and revise precedents and technical procedures checklists to ensure compliance with new legislation and changes to internal processes
• Be responsible for the completion and ongoing maintenance of extra-provincial licenses, annual returns, updating and/or renewing business name registrations, required government filings
• Update and maintain information regarding entities in corporate secretariat databases
• Liaise with third parties & partners to track internal directorships & officerships
• Provide corporate information to the OMERS Corporate Secretariat, respond to enquiries and help update corporate and compliance lists in a timely way
• Provide support to transaction teams by responding to KYC requests in a timely way
• Assist with project based tasks – e.g. dissolutions
• Assist internal clients including members of Finance and Tax, with respect to general corporate matters
• Maintain relationships with external corporate secretariat functions associated with various Infrastructure investments
• Oversee completeness and accuracy of execution documents

To succeed in this role, you:

• Post-secondary education (Law Clerk diploma, Legal diploma or equivalent - will consider equivalent international designations)
• 8-10 years of related experience in a law firm or in-house legal department, preferably at a large multinational company
• Corporate governance experience related to corporations, limited partnerships and trusts as well as other forms of business associations in Canada is preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge of laws/legislation, legal terminology, forms and documents related to Corporate practice area
• Demonstrated accountability, holding self and others to high standards
• Demonstrated ability to work independently
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
• Sound judgement, analytical thinking and problem solving skills with ability to assess situations, interpret and apply legislation and adopt an effective course of action
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
• Strong attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to work with minimal supervision
• High proficiency in MS Word and Excel
• Broad and in-depth knowledge of relevant legal references and their content

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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