Corporate Associate – Executive Compensation – 3-5 years’ experience

Date Posted
Nov 15, 2021

Are you a corporate lawyer with an interest in executive compensation? 

Join Osler’s growing Executive Compensation practice as a lawyer in our Toronto office.  Executive compensation is a highly scrutinized and sensitive area and demand for expertise is growing. Unique to Canadian law firms, our group is able to provide a 360° perspective because our executive compensation expertise is bundled for clients and includes lawyers with cross-specialties in all relevant areas of law, including securities tax and employment law, corporate governance and pensions & benefits. We advise corporations and management teams on compensation matters relating to corporate transactions. We also advise organizations, both public and private and small to large, on Canadian and cross-border complex and day-to-day compensation issues.

Here are some examples of the work you’ll be doing:

  • Working with clients on the design, implementation and ongoing compliance for compensation arrangements such as equity compensation plans, long-term incentive plans, transaction/retention bonuses
  • Drafting incentive compensation plans and award agreements and compensation-related policies (such as clawbacks, say on pay, share ownership guidelines)
  • Advising on the treatment of executive compensation arrangements in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, restructurings and other transactions
  • Advising on approval requirements for new or revised compensation arrangements
  • Advising on securities laws aspects of executive compensation, including disclosure requirements, insider reporting requirements, and stock exchange requirements
  • Coordinating with specialists in tax, employment, corporate governance, pensions and benefits
Position Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • a minimum of 3 to 5 years of general corporate and securities law experience
  • an interest or experience in executive compensation
  • strong teamwork skills
  • superior communication and drafting skills
  • excellent academic credentials
How To Apply

Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading business law firms by clients and leading independent reviews, Osler prides itself on attracting and developing the brightest talent in the legal arena. Within a firm culture that nurtures mentoring and the exchange of ideas, Osler is a dynamic and exciting place to begin a career or carve out a new path.

If you’re ready to take your next step and  join our team, please submit in confidence your cover letter, detailed résumé and academic transcripts directly to our online application portal.


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We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.

To protect the health and safety of firm members and visitors and to comply with the recommendations of public health authorities, employment at Osler will be conditional on the candidate submitting evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.