ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior Legal Counsel - Auckland

  • Exciting career enhancing opportunity
  • Mid to senior level role
  • First class legal team, world leading business
  • Auckland

We have an outstanding opportunity following an internal promotion for a mid to senior level lawyer to join the in-house legal team of this world leading NZ based business with a strong global presence.

Reporting to the General Counsel you will work as part of a highly collegial and collaborative legal team who are trusted advisors to the business and provide commercially relevant legal advice and solutions. The scope of the role is broad and diverse with access to high quality legal work in a business environment that is open, innovative and non-hierarchical providing an opportunity to build relationships at all levels including with senior executives and leaders in the business.

In terms of the legal work, you are unlikely to find a more interesting, diverse and stimulating selection on offer. You will provide solutions-focused, well-balanced advice on day to day and strategic legal issues and be an enabler of business decision making, rather than a road block. This includes advising on commercial and contractual law matters, regulatory issues, compliance, governance, intellectual property, disputes & litigation and contributing your expertise on varied legal projects (both in NZ and overseas) when required.

Ideally this career enhancing role will suit a mid to senior level lawyer with 6-10 years’ PQE however the requirements may be flexible for a stand out candidate. Preferably you will have a background in corporate and commercial law, gained in-house or with a major law firm, and some exposure to intellectual property would be an advantage. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate who is keen to move out from behind the desk and genuinely engage with the business to develop trusted relationships. You will be comfortable taking a risk-based view of the law to deliver pragmatic solutions.

Opportunities to work with a first-class legal team and world leading business don’t get much better than this one! Despite its impressive global success this business has retained a uniquely collaborative and authentic culture and is on a clear pathway to sustained growth and success providing inspired outcomes in its specialist market sector.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Jennifer Williams at Williams Legal Recruitment on 09 446 6050, 027 220 8003 or