ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Legal Counsel, Commercial - Auckland

  • Do you want to be part of the possibilities that fibre broadband brings to New Zealand?
  • Are you motivated to support delivery of our commitments to our customers and stakeholders?
  • Do you want to work for a “best of the best” Australasian company?

We are currently recruiting for a new commercial legal counsel in Wellington or Auckland to support Chorus in bringing New Zealand better broadband. We are New Zealand’s largest fixed line wholesale communications infrastructure company, listed on the NZX and ASX.

We’re successfully building one of the most ambitious fibre to the home ultra-fast broadband networks in the world - providing homes, schools, businesses and hospitals with fast, reliable access to the digital world.

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel Commercial, the commercial legal counsel is part of a team of commercial lawyers that delivers commercial legal services to Chorus. This role is focused on assisting senior commercial legal partners with commercial work and ownership of business enabling processes. The commercial legal counsel will collaborate with Chorus’ specialist regulatory/ competition teams to ensure holistic advice is provided to Chorus.

Demonstrate your expertise, passion and skills as you operate as part of an effective and engaged General Counsel’s Office.

To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of three years’ post admission experience in the commercial department of a legal firm or equivalent. You will be a savvy and disciplined commercial lawyer, with a can-do attitude and a thirst for learning. You will have highly developed technical legal skills, strong organisational and planning skills and the ability to adapt to change.

If you think you have what it takes to be part of the Chorus team, apply online today and visit to find out more about our company.

Please note, only applicants with Citizenship, Residency or a valid work visa will be considered for this role. To apply, you must submit your CV along with a Cover Letter that outlines your skills and experience as it relates to this role.

Chorus has been recognised as a Best Employer, out of almost 150 companies, in the Aon Hewitt Best Employer accreditation, the most credible study of its kind in Australia and New Zealand. This is our fifth consecutive accreditation as an Aon Hewitt Best Employer, and 2015 was our first as Best of the Best. Our employee engagement is 83% and we've excelled at delivering an exceptionally positive workplace experience for employees, making us the most outstanding employer in Australia and New Zealand.