Our Commercial / Technology team in Auckland is looking for a talented solicitor / senior solicitor to join this award winning team - ranked Tier 1 for Technology Media Telecommunications (TMT) in Legal500 (Asia Pacific).
If you are looking to get involved in the most exciting and interesting commercial technology deals going, look no further.
Working primarily with partner Tom Maasland this role has a strong technology / commercial law focus but the successful candidate is encouraged and enabled to work across other corporate and commercial areas.
The candidate will benefit from joining a dedicated team of specialists who have a range of PQE from 2, through to 20+ years.
The team's clients range from NZ's largest listed companies through to start-ups, and span the breadth of New Zealand's industries including energy, telecommunications, healthcare, banking / financial services, Government, agri and large-retail sectors.
The team has recently worked on (and continues to work on) some of New Zealand's most significant technology transformation projects.
The team also supports clients across the full suite of their commercial contracting. So, no two days are the same and it is always interesting work with the best clients.
If technology DD is your thing, we have plenty of that on offer too, supporting our fantastic M&A practice area and our award winning Partners in that team.
You will have 2-6 years' experience working on commercial contracts, together with a genuine interest in and, ideally, some exposure to technology related contacts.
But you do not need to be a technologist! We are open to applicants currently working in-house, in the public sector as well as those in private practice.
We welcome applications from solicitors returning from overseas or looking to relocate to New Zealand.
Your drafting skills and ability to turn documents around with an eye for detail as well as for achieving pragmatic commercial outcomes is essential.
You will thrive on being innovative and agile, on problem solving, and bring a 'can do' attitude together with a friendly professional style.
You will gain direct access to clients, run your own files and be involved in managing big projects from an early stage.
Your personable and approachable style will assist you to foster strong client relationships, as well as develop more junior members of the team.
Working with the team's national and international clients on many of the sector's high profile projects, you will not only enjoy working in a collegial and supportive team but you will also relish the experience of learning from the best.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts is supportive of flexible working arrangements where possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us, should this be something you are interested in.
If you are looking to further develop your skills by experiencing the variety of work this role has to offer, this role in our highly regarded TMT practice could be ideal for you.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts is a top tier New Zealand law firm with a rich 130 year history. Our firm is known for providing clients with technically excellent legal solutions and innovative advice, contributing as trusted advisors who work alongside clients to ensure their success.
We advise on some of New Zealand's most innovative and high profile transactions.
We are proud to be a New Zealand law firm with a global outlook and reach. We have offices in Auckland and Wellington, but also have the unique ability to access a worldwide network of offices, advisors and markets through the MinterEllison Legal Group, a leading firm in the Asia-Pacific.