New Zealand Law Society - Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

  • Senior inhouse role for an energetic 2IC
  • 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 Senior Legal Counsel with a growth mindset.

About the role

Our client is looking for an accomplished Senior Legal Counsel to join its high performing and diverse legal team. As the most senior legal counsel in the team, you will be 2IC to the General Counsel and assist in the management of all day-to-day legal matters involved in this highly respected global business. You will bring your experience and enthusiasm to guide more junior legal counsel and in turn receive development opportunities yourself as you provide a full range of legal, governance, risk, and compliance advice, with a strong technology and digital delivery focus.

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 8 -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
  • Technology, compliance, and regulatory experience ideal
  • A passion for innovation and a tech-savvy approach to legal service delivery
  • Someone 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 inhouse 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)

027 349 6352 |

Kathryn Cross BMus LLB

027 700 8049 |

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