ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Legal Counsel - Fixed-Term - Hybrid

Senior Legal Counsel (12-month fixed term)

Rabobank is the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. One of our key strengths lies in our people who have a deep understanding of agriculture and are committed to adding long-term value for clients. Our purpose is clear: we enable our clients to feed the world sustainably. Our commitment to our employees and customers is at the heart of everything we do.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Legal Counsel to join the bank’s highly regarded Legal Team on a 12 month fixed term contract covering parental leave.

Reporting to the bank’s Head of Legal, the Senior Legal Counsel will support all areas of the bank, however a large component of the role will be providing transactional and non-transactional legal support to our largest division; Country Banking.

You will also play a pivotal role in supporting work across regulatory change, providing legal advice on products, policies and procedures, marketing and sponsorship, external communications and media releases, and non-transactional contracts.

We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate: 

  • 7+ years of post-qualification experience.
  • Experience gained from either; a law firm; a financial institution; or a regulatory agency with a focus on legal compliance and financial sector law reform. 
  • Currently hold, or be eligible to hold, a practising certificate as a barrister and solicitor.
  • Sound knowledge of New Zealand laws governing secured lending and experience in advising on secured lending transactions is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of New Zealand financial services legislation. 


In return we offer the opportunity to join a values-led, inclusive bank, which has been proudly built on a strong global cooperative foundation.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of perks and benefits, including personal and professional development opportunities, health and wellbeing initiatives, additional leave benefits, a flexible workplace and insurance benefits. 

Rabobank believe embracing inclusion, equity and belonging delivers positive experiences for our people and clients.  Our great working conditions, broad learning and development programmes and the opportunity to work together for the greater good are reasons why our employees love working here.

At Rabobank New Zealand, we are committed to our values; we are client-driven, we take responsibility, we are professional and cooperative.   We have an open culture, where you can be yourself and be valued for who you are.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, sex/sex characteristics, gender (Inclusive of all genders), gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or other diversity characteristics not mentioned.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Together, we can grow a better world.


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