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

  • Job
    Mid-level & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • Toronto
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  • You need 3-5 years in M&A law, top law school JD, US legal knowledge, business-oriented advice, global adaptability, strong work ethic, teamwork, communication skills, attention to detail, and organizational ability.
  • You will provide legal advice, support acquisition activities, prepare legal documentation, assist with financings and reorganizations, and implement legal policies and standards.


  • 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


  • 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


What are the primary responsibilities of the Associate, Investments – Legal in this role?

The primary responsibilities of the Associate, Investments – Legal include providing legal advice related to BIG’s transactional, corporate, and asset management activities, serving as corporate counsel to Brookfield’s private infrastructure funds, and working closely with BIG’s global investments team to grow its infrastructure portfolio worldwide.

Where is the Associate, Investments – Legal based and with whom will they collaborate?

The Associate, Investments – Legal is based in Toronto, Canada at BIG’s headquarters. They will collaborate with Brookfield’s global investments team, which spans North and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

What qualifications and skills are necessary for someone to excel in this role?

Candidates for this role should have proven expertise in mergers & acquisitions and corporate law, as well as experience in asset management. Strong communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills are essential, along with the ability to work effectively in a global, multicultural environment.

What opportunities for professional growth and development are available to the Associate, Investments – Legal at BIG?

The Associate, Investments – Legal at BIG will have the opportunity to work on a variety of transactions and projects across different regions globally, gaining valuable experience in infrastructure investments. They will also have the chance to collaborate with a diverse team of investment professionals and legal experts, enhancing their skills and knowledge in the field.


Mission & Purpose

Brookfield is invested in long-life, high-quality assets and businesses around the world that form the backbone of the global economy. With over $925 billion in assets under management, and over 100 years’ experience as an owner and operator, we put our own capital to work in virtually every transaction, aligning interests with our partners and investors, and bringing the strengths of our operational expertise, global reach and large-scale capital to bear in everything we do. To learn more about our global businesses spanning renewable power and transition, infrastructure, real estate, private equity and credit, please visit www.brookfield.com. Phishing and Fraudulent Websites Warning Please be aware of the misuse of the Brookfield name and brand by individuals and groups fraudulently publishing fake websites and engaging in “phishing” scams that seek personal or confidential information from potential job candidates. This includes the posting of fake Brookfield job offers on LinkedIn and other career sites. You can find more details on what to look out for and how to report potentially fraudulent activity at https://www.brookfield.com/web-fraud-and-phishing-warning.