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Corporate Lawyer - Toronto

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1508426

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity 


Our Business Law Services practice draws on EY’s vast global legal network to support our clients in navigating the complexities of today's business environment. The Business Law Services practice assists on a wide range of commercial law issues in numerous industries. Our team provides corporate and partnership law advisory services, including corporate re-organizations, mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, transfer pricing, drafting commercial contracts and drafting employment policies and procedures. 


Your key responsibilities 

We are currently seeking a corporate lawyer to join our EY Law LLP’s Business Law Services team.  The ideal candidate would be a specialist in corporate related matters and also be able to assist with corporate commercial law matters. 


Skills and attributes for success 

  • Drafting, reviewing and analyzing corporate commercial contracts, including but not limited to service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations 

  • Advising and participating in the review of legal corporate commercial matters including contract disputes, operating agreements, corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures including due diligence 

  • High level of technical knowledge with regards to Canadian corporate and contract law but with recent relevant experience in: 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions  

  • Distribution, licensing and shareholder agreements  

  • Corporate governance 

  • Commercial arrangements 

  • Implementing tax reorganizations and corporate transactions 

  • Assisting starts ups in navigating Canadian legal regime with expansions into Canada 

  • Collaborating with various EY practices including our People Advisory Services practice and our Global Network for corporate law related work 

  • Ability to build strong relationships with significant experience of working with clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities 

  • Must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement when consulting on difficult issues 

  • Able to demonstrate sound relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further as you will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team 


To qualify for the role you must have 

  • 4+ years’ experience as a corporate lawyer in private practice or in-house 

  • Experience dealing with corporate law issues across Canada 

  • Good judgment, an ability to think critically, strong interpersonal skills and strong drafting skills 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Able to manage caseload independently  

  • Ability to develop innovative and practical approach to legal issues in support of strategic business goals 


Ideally, you’ll also have 

  • Been called to the bar in Ontario; member of Quebec Bar is an asset 

  • Ability to work in French, while not critical, would be an asset 

What we look for 

We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you. 

What working at EY offers 


At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work. 


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer: 

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry 

  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career 

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you 


Diversity and Inclusion at EY
Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.




EY | Building a better working world 


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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