We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.
Manulife seeks a transactional lawyer with 3 to 6 years of meaningful work experience involving the structuring, negotiation and managing of private equity fund investments and co-investments . This position works closely with the company’s front-office teams that originate investments around the world. The position will also collaborate with other business teams and legal colleagues in Canada, the United States and internationally to support asset origination, asset management, and corporate initiatives.
The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of private equity fund investments by limited partners across a variety of industries. Experience in debt financing, cross-border transactions, infrastructure transactions and/or workouts and restructurings improves any candidacy. Above all, we seek colleagues who act as trusted advisors and broad problem solvers to partner with business clients to develop prudent, creative solutions that advance and protect the company’s interests.
- Partner with internal clients to analyze and structure opportunities
- Review, analyze and negotiate agreements
- Manage transaction processes from origination through closing
- Direct outside counsel in connection with transactions and other investment matters
- Keep abreast of legal, regulatory and market developments
- Apply legal principles in a practical way to support and protect the company
- Provide general corporate advice to support the company’s investment businesses and operations
- Juris Doctor with 4+ years meaningful experience
- Must be (or become) licensed to practice law in Ontario (or other applicable province) or Massachusetts (depending on primary location)
- Integrity, collegiality, team orientation, and professionalism
- Strong analytical abilities, excellent judgment and outstanding communication skills
- Prior work experience at a major law firm and/or in a corporate environment
- Ability to work optimally with clients and colleagues remotely and across the globe
- Adaptability to shifting demands in an evolving environment
What can we offer:
- A competitive salary and benefits packages.
- We offer a growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills!
- A focus on growing your career path with us.
- Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
Professional development and leadership opportunities.
- Values-first culture
We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
- Boundless opportunity
We build opportunities to learn and grow at every career stage.
- Continuous innovation!
We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
- Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
- Championing Corporate Citizenship
We build a business that benefits all partners and has a positive social and environmental impact.
We bring bold ambition and set of goals to drive transformation in our industry, a mission for “Decisions made easier. Lives made better”, a leadership team dedicated to your growth and success as well as our best, every day!
About Manulife and John Hancock
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.
Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer
At Manulife /John Hancock , we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.
It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process . All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies . To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact [email protected] .
The annual base salary for this role is listed below.
Salary range is expected to be between
$111,930.00 CAD - $207,870.00 CAD
If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact [email protected] for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.
Manulife offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in Canada includes holidays, vacation, personal, and sick days, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence. If you are applying for this role in the U.S., please contact [email protected] for more information about U.S.-specific paid time off provisions.