ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Legal Adviser, Competition - Commerce Commission, Wellington

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well, and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.

The Competition and Consumer Branch aims to ensure markets are more competitive and consumers’ interests are protected. The Branch helps businesses to understand their obligations and consumers to know their rights.

Our Competition Legal team is looking for a top-flight law graduate to join our busy and productive team. This is a full time, permanent position based in our Wellington office.

The role

Join a team of talented lawyers who will guide and mentor you, as you learn to apply competition law principles and undertake competition litigation.

Your day-to-day role is likely to involve:

  • gathering, researching and analysing complex information
  • opinion writing
  • presenting information either in writing or verbally
  • working with internal and external stakeholders
  • prioritising between multiple pieces of work

What you will have

We are looking for someone who has completed or is completing the final papers of their law degree.

With an excellent academic record you will ideally have completed papers in competition law, economics or finance however other relevant commercial law subjects will be considered.

You will also have:

  • strong skills in administration and the organisation of information
  • proven experience in assessing information and forming views and advice within a legal framework
  • confident and clear communication skills both written and verbal
  • sound judgement
  • the ability to successfully collaborate with others.

What we offer

We value our friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting work and share a vision of making New Zealanders better off.

We proactively support development through on-the-job learning, conferences and seminars, workshops and training courses, secondments – both national and international, and study opportunities.

We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. Centrally located in Wellington we have contemporary offices that are close to transport options. We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds.

We also have an active social club, sports teams, diversity network and all staff and their family members have access to employment assistance services.

Read more about this role in the position description.

Apply now

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to For any queries contact Liz Martin on 04 924 3625.