Legal Counsel

November 1 2022
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, IP, Patents, Trademarks,
Montreal, QC • Part time
The TMX group of companies includes leading global exchanges such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, Montreal Exchange, and numerous innovative organizations enhancing capital markets.

United as a global team, we’re connecting cross-functionally, traversing industries and geographies, moving opportunity into action, advancing global economic growth, and propelling progress. Through a rich exchange of ideas, meaningful collaboration, and a nimble operating model, we're powering some of the nation's most critical systems, fueling capital formation and innovation, bringing increased opportunity to business visionaries, product ingenuity to consumers, and career exploration to our team.

The Regulatory Division of the Montreal Exchange inc. ( the “Division”) is seeking a highly qualified Legal Counsel to advise the Division on legal, contractual and regulatory matters pertaining to its regulatory functions and activities. Reporting to the Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, this position is part of a high-performing legal team.

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  • Providing a full suite of legal advisory services to the Division, including a broad range of legal and regulatory matters, and liaising with various derivatives and securities regulators, and stakeholders in Canada and abroad, including the Autorité des marchés financiers.
  • More specifically, the incumbent will:
    • Provide legal advice for the Division with respect to relevant legislation and regulatory requirements.
    • Negotiate, draft, and interpret a broad variety of commercial agreements, and advise on areas that include contractual, corporate, privacy laws.
    • Draft opinions, rules, policies and procedures governing the regulation of derivatives in close collaboration with staff in various fields in the Division and other stakeholders.
    • Support the Division’s compliance with its regulatory obligations, in accordance with applicable laws and requirements, notably the Recognition Order issued by the Autorité des marchés financiers.
    • Oversee the preparation of materials for board and sub-committee meetings.
    • Maintain current knowledge of Canadian and international legal developments, regulatory requirements and market standards which are relevant to the Division.
    • Provide regulatory and legal support to other services within the Division as required by the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs.
  • The ability to rapidly develop strong relationships, to make a significant contribution to a team and to effectively align a broad range of key stakeholders’ interests will be key to success in this role.



  • University law degree
  • Member in good standing of the Quebec Bar


  • 5 to 10 years’ experience as a well-rounded corporate/commercial/compliance/securities/ lawyer with a top tier law firm or in-house at a financial services institution or investment firm
  • Strong background in commercial and regulatory matters and in dealing with securities regulators or other regulators
  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements


  • Fully bilingual (French-English), spoken and written
  • Effective team player, with a “business partner” approach to servicing clients internally and externally
  • Excellent analytical skills and sound legal/business judgment
  • Result-oriented, client focused and practical
  • Performance-driven, proactive and engaged
  • Outstanding professionalism, work ethic and integrity
  • Ability to take on responsibilities autonomously and to manage numerous priorities optimally
  • Thrive in constantly changing environment
  • Interest in derivatives, capital markets, new regulatory developments and financial innovation


  • Canadian Securities Course
  • Knowledge of the Google environment in the workplace

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Excitement - Explore emerging technology and innovation, as well as ventures and digital finance that shape the future of global markets! Experience the movement of the market while grounded in the stability of close to 200 years of success.

Connection - With site hubs in some of the world’s most multicultural cities, we leverage our size and structure to create rich connections and belonging while experiencing powerful global impact through our work.

Impact - More than a platform, we use our talents to power mission-critical systems that drive global economic advancement, innovation, and growth. As well, our employee-led Team Impact spreads social good via our giving strategy.

Wellness - From empathetic leadership to a culture of flexibility and balance, we believe wellness at work creates the maximum yield and a stronger “we”. Plus, with a cloud-first and hybrid workstyle, as well as generous time-off and leaves, we support a life well lived!

Growth - From a growth mindset in our work, to expansion in our business, TMX is home to action-takers energized by the achievement of ambitious growth.

Ready to enrich your career with impactful work, leaders who truly care, and the flexibility and programs to live a #TeamTMX? Apply now.

This role is required to know a language other than French as TMX is an international organization with operations across the globe and its clients, shareholders, competitors, stakeholders, regulators and employees communicate in English.

Dans le cadre de ce poste, le titulaire est tenu de connaître aussi une autre langue que le français, étant donné que TMX est une société internationale qui mène ses activités à l’échelle mondiale et que ses clients, ses actionnaires, ses concurrents, ses parties prenantes, les autorités qui la réglementent et son personnel communiquent en anglais.

TMX is committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide accommodations for applicants and employees who require it.

Le Groupe TMX s’est engagé à créer et à maintenir un milieu de travail empreint de collaboration au sein duquel chacun est traité avec dignité et respect, et qui reflète la diversité de la collectivité où nous exerçons nos activités. Nous mettons en place des mesures d’adaptation pour les candidats et les employés qui en ont besoin.

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