Senior Associate/Associate – Commercial
Duncan Cotterill
Christchurch, NZ
6d ago

Who are we?

With five offices across New Zealand and 300+ employees, Duncan Cotterill has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the country with a team of 200+ lawyers.

We have a strong set of values and we are totally committed to working alongside our clients to help them achieve their goals.

Our people are recommended in leading global rankings such as Chambers Global and the Legal 500, and we are a signatory to the Gender Equality Charter.

We care about the growth, development, and well-being of our people, and have career-development programmes at all levels, as well as regular CPD, well-being, and collegiality events.

While we support and embrace flexible working, our teams have now resumed work back in all or our modern offices that incorporate spaces for client meetings, quiet work, collaboration, and events.

Who are we looking for?

Our Christchurch office has had unprecedented growth and our corporate / commercial team is searching for an experienced, enterprising and energetic Associate / Senior Associate to join our high-profile Christchurch commercial team.

Working alongside 3 commercial partners on a wide variety of interesting matters, you will have the opportunity to :

  • join a friendly and dynamic team at a senior level (Associate or Senior Associate) that will allow you to make your mark
  • work closely and collaborate with more than one partner, each of whom has an accessible, open-door policy
  • work with local, national and international clients including listed companies and multinationals, SMEs and start-up / early-stage businesses
  • manage high quality work and enjoy significant client contact
  • be exposed to great professional support, from established programmes and networks
  • mentor and supervise junior members of the team
  • have flexible working arrangements
  • The role

    Our corporate / commercial team is immersed in a wide range of interesting work including M&A, banking & finance, commercial property, forestry, primary sector investment funds, overseas investment applications, commercial transactions and new business’ that rests on complex contracts and strategic advice.

    To support such a wide variety of work, we are interested in candidates with a transferable skill set that includes strong contract drafting, negotiation, and strategic advisory.

    You will be supported by leading partners as part of a close-knit and collegial team, and be offered remuneration that values your experience and contribution.

    Making Duncan Cotterill a great firm to work for is key to us a firm where you enjoy the work, are challenged and achieve personal milestones.

    Our teams are encouraged to work in a balanced way, get involved in community events, sports and social activities and make time for family and friends.

    We think an empowering culture is essential.

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