ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Legal Counsel - Williams Legal Recruitment Limited - Auckland

  • NZX/ASX listed tech company
  • Vibrant, fun culture
  • Diverse and stimulating work
  • Central, contemporary CBD workplace

Here is a fantastic career opportunity for a mid-level lawyer seeking a compelling in-house role for 2022!

About the company

This NZ based tech company is a global leader in its target market, creating products and services that aim to exceed the needs and expectations of customers both here and abroad. Renowned for its creativity, exceptional customer focus and innovative smart technology, this company has a successful, established track record while retaining the buzz and excitement of a new start up.

About the role

Reporting to the General Counsel and working as part of a vibrant, fun legal team you will be involved in a vast array of legal work to help manage and mitigate risk for multiple businesses within the company. The legal team is deeply integrated with the business, and comprises astute lawyers at the top of their profession. The company is non-hierarchical and full of bright, hard-working, passionate people with whom you will partner to provide sound and timely commercial legal advice. Being a global business, much of the legal work will have an international focus. This includes advice relating to contract drafting; commercial negotiations; new product development, IP matters, corporate transactions, corporate governance, and general compliance matters. In addition, you will be involved in legal project work, ensure the business is updated on legal developments, and instruct and manage external law firms.

What we are looking for:

  • Qualified lawyer with NZ practising certificate (or eligibility to hold one)
  • Mid-level legal experience gained in private practice or in-house
  • Broad corporate and commercial law experience ideally with some IT, IP and/or data protection expertise
  • A fast learner with sound problem solving ability
  • Ability to build rapport and work effectively with people at all levels
  • Flexibility to adapt to change in a fast-paced business environment
  • A positive, energetic and enthusiastic personality
  • The ability to work with initiative as well as being an effective team member

This is a great opportunity to grow your career within a high calibre, supportive legal team and world-leading business. This company invests in its people and offers a vibrant, social work environment with an array of activities and benefits on offer, all of which combine to make working here not just a job but a way of life!

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity and to obtain a copy of the position description, please contact Jennifer Williams at Williams Legal Recruitment on 027 220 8003 or [email protected]