ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal and Commercial Advisor - Group and ESG - Auckland - Mercury

Legal and Commercial Advisor – Group & ESG

  • Rare inhouse opportunity
  • Diverse, challenging, and interesting role
  • Positively impact the lives of New Zealanders today and into the future

With 100% renewable generation and an authentic long-term approach to operating their business, Mercury invites you to join them in their commitment to a more sustainable future.


About the role

At Mercury you’re part of something bigger. In May 2022 Mercury became New Zealand's biggest electricity retailer by customer market share and a truly multi-product utility provider. Their business model - shaping tomorrow - is to be an adaptive and resilient organisation, responsive to future needs. This is the perfect time to join their team as they go through a period of exciting transformation.

Mercury has an opportunity for a Legal and Commercial Advisor – Group & ESG to join their team in this pivotal role. Reporting to the General Counsel and working closely with the Head of Sustainability and Planning, you will work as part of a high performing legal team to provide risk based legal and commercial guidance to the business with particular focus on environmental, social and governance matters.

A recognised employer of choice, Mercury is committed to providing you with the opportunities to grow and develop that will benefit you now and in the future. A diverse workplace where your unique abilities and talents will be recognised and encouraged, you will be well supported by your legal colleagues. Together, you will partner across the company’s business units, group companies and joint venture interests in an energised, innovative, and agile work environment where you will feel valued and do great mahi – now and to the future!


What we’re looking for

  • At least 2 years PQE (either private practice or inhouse), and a current NZ LPC
  • Sound general company and commercial law knowledge with experience and interest in regulatory compliance (including Companies Act, FMCA, NZX Listing Rules), governance and company secretarial matters
  • A pragmatic person who enjoys solving challenges in a fast-paced, dynamic organisation, alongside a range of diverse and dynamic teams
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, including at Board level
  • Inhouse experience (i.e. via secondment or other) preferred but not essential
  • 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?

Click HERE. Alternatively, contact us directly and quote reference number 1332976.

Application Close Date: 5 pm Wednesday 29 March 2023


Lara Gordon BA LLB (Hons)
027 349 6352 | [email protected]


Kathryn Cross BMus LLB
027 700 8049 | [email protected]


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