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Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal. Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Corporate Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a corporate lawyer with at least three years of experience to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this role, you will review non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for key clients, revising them to meet the clients’ requirements, advising on provisions, and negotiating with counterparty’s counsel. You will work as part of a team with colleagues in our Toronto office to carry out this work quickly and accurately in accordance with established policies and procedures. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting. Successful candidates will be provided with necessary training and professional support to ensure their success in this position.

The ideal candidate will have experience working as a corporate lawyer at a top law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or pension fund, have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail, and be able to work quickly and accurately on a high volume of NDAs.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • experience drafting or reviewing agreements as a corporate associate at a top law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or pension fund
  • excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • excellent judgment, a high degree of professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively with client personnel and constructively with counterparty’s counsel
  • ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on several NDAs in a fast paced environment
  • ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
  • willingness to contribute to NDA process improvement initiatives
  • ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands. Some weekend work from home may be required
  • member of good standing of a provincial bar and willing to be called to the Ontario bar

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts to Kimberly SheldrakeSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly SheldrakeSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

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Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Mining Group, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our leading and growing mining practice. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ experience at a major law firm with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance in the mining sector. Experience with various aspect of the mining sector, including project development, public and private corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures will be an asset. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 4 to 6 years of corporate experience;
  • experience advising clients on M&A transactions ( public and private), financings (public and private), securities law and, joint ventures and earn-in arrangements;
  • experience advising companies on continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

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Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

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Junior Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a junior tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. Torys’ tax controversy and litigation lawyers have experience in dealing with all levels of tax authorities and with all phases of tax controversy, from the planning and implementation of specific transactions to tax filings, initial audits, assessments and appeals. In our transfer pricing practice, we work closely with clients to review risks and exposures before an audit happens, and we guide clients through best practices and managing documentation and compliance during an audit and dispute resolution process. Sales and commodity tax considerations are evaluated as part of our tax planning, tax advisory and tax controversy practices. The candidate will get extensive training and mentoring from a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • at least 1 year of tax law experience;
  • some experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, the structuring of private and public investment and advising on tax matters related to corporate financings;
  • some experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • some experience with tax advocacy, including litigation and dealing with tax authorities;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle multiple files; and
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic.

All qualified applicants must be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

APPLICATIONS

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

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Mid-Level Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid level tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. Torys’ tax controversy and litigation lawyers have experience in dealing with all levels of tax authorities and with all phases of tax controversy, from the planning and implementation of specific transactions to tax filings, initial audits, assessments and appeals. In our transfer pricing practice, we work closely with clients to review risks and exposures before an audit happens, and we guide clients through best practices and managing documentation and compliance during an audit and dispute resolution process. Sales and commodity tax considerations are evaluated as part of our tax planning, tax advisory and tax controversy practices. The candidate will get extensive training and mentoring from a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • 4 to 6 years of tax law experience;
  • the ability to evaluate and assess complicated tax issues and research and analyze applicable tax law and matters;
  • experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, the structuring of private and public investment and advising on tax matters related to corporate financings;
  • experience working on international tax matters, such as treaty interpretation, withholding tax, foreign tax credits, the foreign affiliate regime and transfer pricing;
  • experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • experience in applying for and pursuing advance income tax rulings and technical interpretations;
  • some experience with tax advocacy, including litigation and dealing with tax authorities;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic; and
  • excellent academic credentials.

All qualified applicants must be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

APPLICATIONS

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

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Litigation Associate (2 positions, Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Torys is looking to recruit two exceptional young lawyers who distinguishes themselves through strong academic credentials, professional achievements and personal qualities. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-3 years’ experience in civil and commercial litigation acquired at a major law firm, a boutique law firm or top tier organization. The candidate must be perfectly bilingual, both oral and written.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will:

  • be able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • demonstrate good judgment, legal reasoning and creativity in solving problems;
  • demonstrate intellectual rigor and professional integrity; and
  • a positive attitude and a demonstrated strong service and work ethic.

APPLICATIONS

If this unique opportunity to join a team of exceptional lawyers and participate in high profile cases excites you, please contact our exclusive recruiter, Carline Haney, on a strictly confidential basis.

Hanley

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

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Jeune Avocat(e)s (Montréal)

Nous souhaitons recruter des jeunes avocat(e)s exceptionnel(le)s qui se distinguent par leur parcours remarquable, entre autres en ce qui a trait aux résultats académiques, réalisations professionnelles et qualités personnelles. Nous sommes à la recherche de candidat(e)s possédant une bonne expérience en litige civil et commercial.

Cette expérience doit avoir été acquise dans un environnement de haut niveau permettant ainsi aux candidat(e)s d’avoir été exposé(e)s à des dossiers complexes d’envergure. Cette expérience peut avoir été acquise en grand cabinet, en cabinet boutique ou exceptionnellement en entreprise. Le/la candidat(e) devra être parfaitement bilingue tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit.

La personne retenue devra : être en mesure de travailler de façon autonome de même qu'en équipe; démontrer un bon jugement, raisonnement juridique et créativité dans la solution de problèmes; faire preuve de rigueur intellectuelle, intégrité professionnelle et désir de se dépasser; et posséder un sens du service à la clientèle développé.

Vous pouvez vous entretenir discrètement et sur une base strictement confidentielle avec notre recruteur exclusif pour en savoir plus sur cette une occasion unique de joindre une équipe d’avocat(e)s hors pair et de participer à des dossiers exceptionnels.

CANDIDATURE

Vous pouvez vous entretenir discrètement et sur une base strictement confidentielle avec notre recruteur exclusif pour en savoir plus sur cette une occasion unique de joindre une équipe d’avocat(e)s hors pair et de participer à des dossiers exceptionnels.

Hanley

Nous favoriser un environnement inclusif et accessible et nous engageons à fournir un soutien aux demandeurs et fermes membres souffrant d’un handicap. Si vous avez besoin d’un hébergement à tout moment au cours du processus de recrutement, veuillez contacter Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, responsable, ressources professionnelles.

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M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 3 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (P3 Group, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Canadian P3 market has recently been one of the most active globally, with more than 250 projects valued at over $120 billion now completed or underway. The initial focus on social infrastructure, primarily in the areas of healthcare and justice, has extended to other sectors such as transportation, transit, communications, water and wastewater, social housing and alternative delivery models for public services. The U.S. P3 market is also expanding strongly.

We are looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our thriving P3 team. Our P3 team has played a significant role in many public-private partnership (P3), alternative financing and procurement (AFP) and construction projects for our clients. In this role, you will provide advice to our clients on major capital projects, including P3 and AFP projects in multiple sectors. The work includes commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), financing documents and equity arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 2 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience;
  • both Ontario and New York bar admission;
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale infrastructure and large scale projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts to Danielle TraubHead of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Danielle TraubHead of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Life Sciences, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our dynamic life sciences practice. Torys’ Life Science Practice is consistently ranked as a leading life science practice in both Canada and the U.S. and the only totally integrated cross border practice of its kind. We work with biopharma, medical device and health technology companies ranging from start-ups to the largest biotech company in the world, venture capitalists, investment banks, academic medical centers and inventors. The client base is truly international with a focus on U.S., Canadian, Israeli and European entities. The candidate will get extensive client exposure and responsibility and will be mentored by a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 3 years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background and/or passion for life sciences
  • high energy and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to provide creative solutions to clients’ issues
  • the ability and desire to work directly with both emerging and established clients
  • the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including superb drafting skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic

The candidate should have some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting and negotiating documents for venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisition transactions
  • drafting and negotiating licensing and joint venture agreements
  • securities law transactions, including private placements, public offerings and other financings, as well as periodic disclosures
  • general corporate representation

Applicants should be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and/or in a U.S. state

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts to Danielle TraubHead of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Danielle TraubHead of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

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