New Zealand Law Society - Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

  • Excellent senior in-house opportunity
  • Be a trusted advisor in a fast-paced, multi-faceted business
  • Positively impact the lives of New Zealanders today and into the future

As a result of recent acquisition activity, Mercury is now New Zealand’s biggest electricity retailer and a truly multi-product utility provider. It is also an electricity generator and New Zealand’s largest wind generator. There’s a lot going on at Mercury and in the sector – be part of the action! 

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 a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join it as Legal Business Partner – Retail. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, you will be a senior member of this high performing legal team, providing risk based legal and commercial guidance to the business. You will partner with the company’s retail business units in a proactive, innovative manner and ensure it is provided with top-quality legal service. You will be instrumental in integrating the way in which legal service is provided to the different parts of Mercury’s retail 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 this role will consolidate your current skill set and build further skills to enable you to become a trusted senior advisor under the leadership and mentorship of an exceptional General Counsel. 

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 8 years PQE (either private practice or in-house), and a current NZ LPC
  • A commercially savvy lawyer with experience in, and a passion for, retail and telecommunications 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. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1293242. 

Lara Gordon BA LLB (Hons)

027 349 6352 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 |

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