Corporate Solicitor
Russell McVeagh
Wellington, Wellington, NZ
6d ago
source : WHATJOBS

Russell McVeagh is a premier New Zealand law firm - we are committed to providing excellent advice and helping our clients achieve their strategic goals.

We work collaboratively and support our people to ensure our lawyers are trusted advisors and experts in their chosen fields.

Our values of Respect, Curiosity, Excellence, and Tenacity reflect who we are and how we work together.

Our Corporate Advisory team are internationally recognised as some of the best in their field. Their work is diverse and some of the most challenging and complex in the market, helping to shape New Zealand's commercial landscape.

About the team and the role

This role is based in Wellington, and the successful candidate will report to Mei Fern Johnson, a senior partner and market leader in the Corporate and Commercial fields.

The team acts for significant entities across the public and private sector.In this role, you would be involved in general corporate and commercial advisory work, bespoke contract drafting, commercial structuring and M&A across a range of sectors, including technology, energy, infrastructure and health, to name a few.

We pride ourselves on our reliability, responsiveness and creativity to achieve client outcomes.We support and push each other to keep learning, developing and providing top quality advice.

We're looking for a team player who will thrive in that environment and who is as excited about the work we do as we are!

At Russell McVeagh, you will be recognised and rewarded for your performance. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of employee benefits including an annual wellness subsidy, team charity days, a phone allowance, and ongoing training that is second-to-none.

About you

We are looking for someone with :

2 - 4 years corporate and / or commercial legal experience (in-house or private practice)

Experience in contract drafting and negotiation this is highly desirable, as it will be a core component of the role

Public sector experience, including experience in public sector procurement (desirable, but not crucial)

Great attention to detail and problem solving skills

Excellent communication and client relationship management skills

A solid academic record

Above all, a willingness to learn, develop, and keep challenging themselves

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