Legal & Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance (Lawyer)

Our organization:

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is the industry-funded regulator responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

The Corporate Finance division is the ASC’s principal interface with Alberta’s public companies and investment funds. The division regulates companies’ communications to the public through offering documents and continuous disclosure; oversees contested M&A transactions; considers and grants applications for exemptive relief from securities laws; and plays an active role in the development of appropriate local and national rules and policies relating to issuers and insiders used in the regulation of the capital markets in Alberta and Canada.

The opportunity:

We are recruiting a lawyer and senior lawyer to join the legal team in the ASC’s Corporate Finance division.

These positions offer a balance of transactional and policy work, and exposure to a wide range of securities law matters in Canada’s second largest capital market. Our lawyers enjoy a collegial atmosphere, and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the vibrancy and integrity of Alberta’s capital market while maintaining a healthy and sustainable work-life balance.

Key responsibilities include:

· Reviewing applications by issuers for exemptive relief from securities law requirements. 
· Working on policy projects with colleagues in other CSA jurisdictions to develop, draft and coordinate the adoption of harmonized securities rules and policies, while representing and effectively advocating for the interests of Alberta’s capital markets. 
· Making oral and written submissions to ASC decision makers with respect to exemptive relief applications, policy projects and contested M&A transactions.
· Reviewing prospectuses, take-over bid circulars, proxy circulars and other disclosure documents.
· Considering and making recommendations in respect of proposed amendments to the corporate finance policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
· Providing legal advice to ASC staff, executive management and members of the Commission in connection with prospectus offerings, contested M&A transactions and proxy contests, and issuer and insider compliance with securities laws.
· Researching legal issues and applying critical thinking in developing recommendations.
· Specific responsibilities may vary depending on the team’s needs and the successful candidate’s interests and level of experience.

The ideal candidate will possess:

· A law degree and membership in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.
· Significant experience practicing securities law in a law firm or in-house environment.
· An intelligent and practical approach to the practice of law.
· An interest in contributing to the success of Alberta’s public and private capital markets.
· Strong oral and written advocacy skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with members of the general public, market participants and professional advisors.
· Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
· Excellent tact and diplomacy, and the ability to work productively with staff in other CSA jurisdictions. 
· The ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team, engaging cooperatively with others in an interdisciplinary manner.
· Strong analytical decision-making and problem-solving skills.

To apply:

More information about working at the ASC including our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be found on our website at www.albertasecurities.com .

Click the Apply button to submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations or contact Sameera Sereda at the Counsel Network at 403-444-1763 or ssereda@thecounselnetwork.com . This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

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