New Zealand Law Society - Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

  • Flexible & hybrid working with great benefits
  • Highly respected global business
  • Diverse and exciting work

This business will nurture your in-house legal career.  A dynamic and stimulating position awaits an ambitious Senior Legal Counsel with a growth mindset.

About the role
Our client is looking for an exceptional lawyer with outstanding legal skills to join this high performing and diverse legal team – they are driven, supportive and will nurture your in-house legal career!  As Senior Legal Counsel you will provide a full range of legal, governance, risk, and compliance advice, with a strong technology and digital delivery focus. Reporting to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, you will lead by example, provide strong leadership within the team and support the development and execution of legal strategy.

This role is busy, and variety filled but also offers a great balanced approach to work and life. Enjoying local and international workflows you will 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 10+ 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
  • Experience in technology, regulatory matters, compliance, and transaction and project management is essential
  • Expert Contracting skills
  • A passion for innovation and a tech-savvy approach to legal service delivery
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills, with a keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong commercial acumen, a good sense of humour and a growth mindset

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.

They believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to their people, clients and communities. Their goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

How do I apply? 
Apply now! Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1481521. 

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

Lara Gordon BA LLB (Hons)
027 349 6352 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB
027 700 8049 |

Artemis Executive Recruitment is committed to creating inclusive and respectful workplaces.  We value diversity as a strength and welcome applicants that can help bring a difference to our client organisations.

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