Special counsel or senior associate – corporate and commercial

The role

An opportunity has arisen for a senior practitioner to join our leading corporate and commercial team based in Auckland. 

This part of our team is led by partners David Thomson and Lisette Hood who specialise in corporate and commercial law, working with a number of high-profile private and public sector clients that shape New Zealand's commercial landscape.  David and Lisette have worked closely together for 23 years and  provide an excellent working environment and opportunity for a senior lawyer who is interested in running a blended transactional and advisory practice.

As a valued member of the team, you will work with both David and Lisette on a wide range of corporate transactions and commercial matters that include mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and structuring work, commercial contracting, procurement, corporate governance and joint ventures. 

You will be a senior and integral part of a team that works across major industry sectors, and with various national and multi-national businesses in both the private and public sector.

This is a great opportunity for you if you have career aspirations, and if you enjoy a varied diet of corporate and commercial legal work, have great commercial drafting skills, and are looking to advance your career in private practice. 

What matters to us

We value people who bring a different perspective, who are passionate, ambitious, curious and innovative.  To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have 10 or more years PQE in corporate and/or general commercial law with at least some of that experience gained in New Zealand
  • Have aspirations to advance your career
  • Have a track record of advising corporate clients on a range of commercial legal issues
  • Have the ability to run with transactions and files (you will always have partner support)
  • Be a great communicator and thrive in a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
What we offer

A career with us gives you the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients within internationally recognised teams, alongside some of New Zealand's leading legal talent to shape the future of business in New Zealand.  We offer a range of benefits and initiatives enabling you to be the best that you can be. Get in touch with us to find out more about our general and senior associate benefits.

How to Apply

If you see yourself in this role, then we would be interested in reviewing your application.  Apply by sending your CV to recruitment@buddlefindlay.com

If you would like to discuss the role and your suitability before applying, then reach out to Harri (talent attraction specialist from our people and culture team) on +64 9 363 0607.  We treat all enquiries and applications with the strictest of confidence.

Together we grow, Ka tipu tahi tatau.