New Zealand Law Society - Legal Counsel - Auckland

Legal Counsel - Auckland

  • Ideal opportunity to do world-class work!
  • Highly respected global business
  • Auckland CBD location

This business will nurture your in-house legal career. A diverse, challenging, and interesting role awaits a switched-on Legal Counsel with a growth mindset.

About the role

Our client is looking for a Legal Counsel to join its small yet mighty legal team! Working with a couple of more Senior Legal Counsel, together you will support the General Counsel as she manages all day-to-day legal matters involved in this diverse and highly respected global business. You will receive the right mix of support and autonomy in providing a full range of legal, governance, risk, and compliance advice, with a strong technology and digital delivery focus.

This role is almost ideal for someone who would like to go offshore as a next career step as the role is busy and diverse and has both local and international flavour. You will draft and negotiate complex contracts and commercial agreements and enjoy working at pace to provide business-ready, pragmatic legal advice on data protection, privacy, software licensing and technology contracts, anti-money laundering, intellectual property, health and safety and general commercial matters.

Flexibility is assured, WFH/hybrid options, excellent remuneration and great benefits await you!

What we’re looking for

  • A lawyer with at least 4 - 5 years’ good quality post-admission experience who holds (or is entitled to hold) a current NZ practising certificate
  • Experience in corporate and commercial law, gained at a major law firm and/or in an in-house role
  • Technology, compliance, and regulatory experience ideal
  • This role is a permanent one, however if your plan is to travel in a year or so we would still welcome your application. A global mindset is encouraged here!
  • Fresh ideas, a passion for innovation and legal operations, with a tech-savvy approach to legal service delivery
  • A person who will contribute positively to company culture and loves dealing with a diverse range of people every day

About the company

Our client is passionate about Aotearoa New Zealand’s progress and prosperity. They pride themselves on doing great work and making a difference everyday as they inspire confidence and empower change in so many ways.

How do I apply? 

Apply online. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1290899.

We have a range of terrific in-house and private practice roles for lawyers at all levels. If this role isn’t for you but you’d like to hear about what else is available, give us a call. We’d love to hear from you. 

Lara Gordon BA LLB

021 207 6511 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 |

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