New Zealand Law Society - Legal and Commercial Advisor

Legal and Commercial Advisor

  • Excellent inhouse opportunity
  • Be part of something great
  • Impact the lives of New Zealanders

With the recent acquisition of Trustpower’s retail business, Mercury is now New Zealand’s biggest electricity retailer and a truly multi-product utility provider. It is also an electricity generator which, after acquiring Tilt’s New Zealand operations, is now New Zealand’s largest wind generator. There’s a lot going on at Mercury and in the sector - it’s a great place to be! 

About the role

Listed on the NZX and ASX, Mercury generates electricity from 100% renewable resources – hydro, geothermal and wind. They sell electricity, gas and broadband to their customers through their Mercury brand, and electricity, gas, LPG, broadband and mobile services to their customers through their Trustpower brand. They also have a pre-pay electricity product sold through the GLOBUG sub-brand.

Mercury has an opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join their team in this pivotal role. Reporting to the General Counsel, you will work as part of a high performing legal team to provide risk based legal and commercial guidance to the business.  

A recognised employer of choice, Mercury is a learning organisation that is committed to providing you with the opportunities to grow and develop that will benefit you now and in the future. Well supported by your legal colleagues, together you will partner in a proactive, innovative manner across the company’s business units, group companies and joint venture interests. 

Join this energised, innovative and agile work environment where you will feel valued as a trusted legal advisor doing great mahi now and into the future.

What we’re looking for

  • At least 3 years PQE (either private practice or inhouse), and a current NZ LPC
  • A commercially savvy lawyer with experience in retail, telecommunications, and privacy law
  • A pragmatic person who enjoys solving challenges in a fast-paced, dynamic organisation, alongside a range of diverse and dynamic teams
  • An articulate and confident communicator
  • Relevant industry knowledge is desired but not essential

About the company

Mercury’s mission is Energy Freedom for all New Zealanders. It’s about Aotearoa New Zealand being stronger economically and more sustainable through better use of homegrown, renewable energy. Their company-wide focus of 'Thriving Today, Shaping Tomorrow' is the strategic foundation that underpins how they work together. There has never been a more exciting time to join the team at Mercury – here is your chance!

How do I apply? 

Apply online now. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1253976. 

Lara Gordon BA LLB (Hons)

021 207 6511 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 |

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