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Senior Legal Advisor

Apply now Job ID 28803670464 Date posted 05/13/2022

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Join us in the Legal Affairs sector – Financial Markets and Wealth Management.

The department’s mission is to offer legal support to the Financial Markets and Wealth Management business units.

This position reports to the Assistant Vice President - Client Relationship and Complaints Advisory Services.

Your role

  • Act as the resource person and advise the business units on legal and regulatory aspects of client complaints against investment advisors or the firm, and situations involving the protection of vulnerable persons, particularly financial exploitation, and incapacity
  • Carry out a legal, regulatory, and financial analysis of complaint files, while detecting and evaluating the related risks (legal, regulatory, and reputational), to determine the position of the business units and to lead settlement negotiations, if applicable
  • Advise and act as a risk manager for the business units in respect of all their activities and protect their rights and interests
  • Issue opinions and advice business units on various legal and regulatory issues and make recommendations to ensure the development and protection of the firm in accordance with its business objectives
  • Cooperate on regulatory investigations and disputes related to complaint files
  • Interact with various external stakeholders, including insurers, external advisors, regulatory agencies, and dispute resolution bodies

Competencies required

  • Law degree and 7 to 10 years’ relevant experience
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec
  • Experience in an advisory or consulting role
  • Experience or knowledge in securities law and/or Canadian Securities Course an asset
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and French

Preferred competencies

  • Experience in the protection of vulnerable persons an asset
  • Knowledge of common law an asset

Your benefits

Upon hiring, you will be eligible for a wide range of benefits. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer attractive benefits for you and your family:

  • Health and wellness program, including many benefits
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Preferred banking services
  • Volunteer program
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual sleep clinic

These are just a few of the many benefits we offer. We've rolled out a number of additional measures to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing during the pandemic. 

We're putting people first 

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives.

Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us.

We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Ready to live your ambitions?


JobField: Operations

Unposting Date: 2022-05-24

Job Number: LEG000D8

Posting Date: 2022-05-13

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