New Zealand Law Society - Senior Corporate Counsel

Senior Corporate Counsel

  • Honesty, creativity, empathy, equity, and collaboration
  • Innovative, customer-led company
  • Hybrid work model – Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch location

Open the door to a vibrant and rewarding career in this Senior Legal Counsel role.

About the role

This is not an insurance law role, but it is almost everything else! If you are seeking a substantive senior legal counsel appointment with a recognised industry leader and employer of choice, then this role should be on your radar.

IAG’s award-winning culture celebrates honesty, creativity, empathy, equity, and collaboration.  Together they create amazing outcomes for their customers, their people, and their communities.  Here is your opportunity to play a vital part in achieving their strategic objectives.  

As a senior member of this collegial, collaborative, and high performing legal team, you will provide legal advice in relation to a wide variety of matters across IAG NZ.  Your workflow will include involvement in enterprise-wide projects, providing general legal BAU advice and all manner of other things including procurement and supply chain, marketing/advertising, commercial contracts, partnership, and major tech agreements.    

A future-focused business lawyer comfortable providing advice underpinned by a sound pragmatic understanding of commercial imperatives, you will be comfortable making decisions, giving practical legal advice and being autonomous. 

If you have an interest in a particular area, you are bound to find it in this role! There is scope to provide you with workflows that genuinely align with your interests and aspirations. In this team, you will gain breadth and depth in your skill set and you will benefit from working for one of NZ’s employers of choice. 

What we’re looking for 

  • Commercially savvy lawyers with upwards of 3 years’ relevant experience (6-12 years PQE ideal)
  • FSP experience would be highly valued, complemented by a versatile legal skillset and relevant industry experience.
  • Organisational savvy and the ability to navigate a variety of stakeholder relationships. Prior experience inhouse ideal but not essential.
  • Learning agility and a can-do mentality with the ability to think creatively and innovatively to solve business issues

About the company 

IAG is New Zealand’s largest general insurance provider. They own some of NZ’s most trusted brands including State, AMI and NZI, and underwrite general insurance business for Westpac, ASB, BNZ, and The Co-operative Bank. IAG have over 4000 people in New Zealand and works closely with the large IAG Group throughout Australia and Asia.  

IAG rewards and recognises its people with generous benefits, career development opportunities and real work-life balance.  Creating a workforce that actively embraces diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging is key to their success. Be part of their story! 

How do I apply?  

Apply here. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1232135.  

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 (Hons)

021 207 6511 | 

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 |

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