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Associate, Investments - Legal (Mergers & Acquisitions/ Corporate)

Brookfield Asset Management, Inc Toronto, Canada
Posted 3 months ago Permanent Competitive
Location

Brookfield Place - 181 Bay Street

Business - Infrastructure

Brookfield Infrastructure Group is one of Brookfield's primary operating groups. The Infrastructure Group is one of the world's largest infrastructure investors, owning and operating critical assets across the transport, utilities, energy, and data infrastructure sectors. The Group operates and manages approximately $191 billion of assets owned through its private funds and publicly listed entity, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Our portfolio of assets facilitate the movement and storage of energy, water, freight, passengers and data, and are located in North and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit: https://www.brookfield.com/our-businesses/infrastructure

Brookfield Culture

Brookfield has a unique and dynamic culture. We seek team members who have a long-term focus and whose values align with our Attributes of a Brookfield Leader: Entrepreneurial, Collaborative and Disciplined. Brookfield is committed to the development of our people through challenging work assignments and exposure to diverse businesses.

Job Description

As legal counsel to BIG, the Associate, Investments will be responsible for providing general legal advice in relation to BIG's transactional, corporate and asset management activities. This mandate will include functioning as corporate counsel to Brookfield's private infrastructure funds, including its flagship $30 billion private investment fund, Brookfield Infrastructure Fund V.

BIG is actively seeking to continue to grow its infrastructure portfolio worldwide. From BIG's Canadian headquarters in Toronto, the Associate, Investments will work closely with BIG's global investments team, which currently spans North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. This role is ideally suited to a proven outstanding performer who is self-motivated and seeks to join a collaborative and dynamic and growing asset management company with opportunities to work in a variety of regions globally.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing legal advice on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to the activities of BIG and its portfolio companies, particularly within North America
  • Supporting BIG in connection with its acquisition and divestiture activities, including the preparation of transaction documents, management of legal due diligence, development of investment structures and facilitation of fundraising activities (including the formation of investment consortia and co-investment arrangements)
  • Assisting with corporate financings, inter-company reorganizations and executive projects
  • Preparing and reviewing agreements, instruments and other documentation, including early-stage transaction documentation (such as confidentiality agreements, memoranda of understanding and related term sheets), shareholder and other governance agreements, credit agreements and other legal documents, and working with the transaction teams to operationalize the same
  • Assisting in developing and implementing legal policies, processes, and standards, including risk management strategies, corporate policies and compliance programs
Requirements
  • A minimum of three to five years of legal experience practicing in a top tier international law firm, with a focus on executing complex private equity transactions, preferably with exposure to public mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and governance agreements, and general corporate and securities matters
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from a top tier law school, with a demonstrated high-level of academic achievement, and membership in good standing with a state/provincial bar
  • Experience with transactions within one or more infrastructure sectors would be considered an asset, but is not a prerequisite
  • Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. legal framework; some demonstrated experience with international legal systems would be considered an asset, but is not a prerequisite
  • Demonstrated ability to provide practical, business-oriented legal advice and recommendations
  • Strong communication skills; ability to present clear and practical legal arguments
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, global environment and to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive; strong work ethic; eager to take ownership over work product and able to advance work independently
  • Team-oriented; demonstrates a commitment to shared success with a willingness to wear multiple hats
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop collaborative relationships at all levels in the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Excellent organizational skills and capability to effectively manage priorities while meeting timelines
This position is based in Toronto, Ontario and will require travel, from time to time, dependent upon project/transaction dynamics.

Brookfield is committed to maintaining a Positive Work Environment that is safe and respectful; our shared success depends on it. Accordingly, we do not tolerate workplace discrimination, violence or harassment.

Brookfield is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Should you require a Human Rights Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Job ID  R2036274
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