Corporate Counsel

  • Competitive
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 21 sept. 17

Corporate Counsel

Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.

For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We are currently looking for qualified candidates to join our winning team.

We are seeking a lawyer to join a dynamic, fast-paced team with one of the leading investment management organizations.

You will provide advice and counseling to Franklin Templeton's Canadian retail, institutional and high net worth business units through the preparation and review of fund offering and other continuous disclosure documents, review of sales communications and other marketing materials and the review and negotiation of investment management agreements.


  • Drafting and reviewing fund offering documents (including simplified prospectuses, annual information forms, fund facts and related materials) and supporting agreements to ensure compliance with applicable disclosure, legal and regulatory standards
  • Drafting offering documents and for reviewing and negotiating investment management/subscription agreements with institutional clients and for the sale of institutional services and/or products
  • Reviewing sales communications and other marketing materials for mutual funds, separate account and sub-advised strategies offered directly to the public and through intermediaries to ensure compliance with applicable disclosure, legal and regulatory standards
  • Providing advice regarding new legal/regulatory requirements that may impact Franklin Templeton's Canadian business

Education and Experience:
  • Law degree; 4-8 years' preferred experience in corporate/securities law practice or equivalent experience gained at a leading law firm or company; investment management practice preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Securities Act (Ontario) and/or other provincial securities legislation, the various national instruments governing mutual funds and registrant regulation requirements
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Trust and Loan Companies Act or other similar federal financial services legislation is an asset
  • Knowledge of and experience in mutual fund/asset management industry, or at least financial services generally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and under pressure and able to handle competing priorities
License and Certifications:
  • Called to the Bar in a Provincial/Territorial Jurisdiction in Canada
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of French language is an asset
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:

* Flexible medical, dental and vision insurance
* Corporate Pension Plan
* Employee Stock Investment Program
* Purchase company funds with no sales charge
* Competitive vacation package that includes three annual personal days
* Company paid short-term and long-term Disability Insurance
* Education assistance

Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.