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Commercial / Business Associate Lawyer

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Our client is a well-regarded, mid-sized law firm based in Central Christchurch. They are on the hunt for a Business and Commercial Associate with a passion for commercial work, an energy for learning, and a strong drive for delivering the best client experience!

Our client is a well-regarded, mid-sized law firm based in Central Christchurch. They are on the hunt for a Business and Commercial Associate with a passion for commercial work, an energy for learning, and a strong drive for delivering the best client experience! This role has the potential for a clear and structured pathway to partnership, although if that’s not for you we still want to see expressions of interest. You’ll be exposed to a range of industries including health, agribusiness, retirement, distribution, and manufacturing, so this is an exciting opportunity to work alongside and grow with a number of start-ups as a long-term adviser and mentor.

What you'll do:
As a Business and Commercial Associate, you will be immersed in handling business acquisitions and disposals, financing, and commercial agreements. Working in a team of 5, you’ll report directly to the Partner in this team and have the support of legal support staff underneath you. You will be expected to provide high-level legal advice, support and service to clients across diverse industries. Your ability to manage priorities and deadlines efficiently will be crucial in meeting clients' needs in a cost-effective manner. While working independently is important, maintaining the team's needs at heart is equally essential. We are looking for someone with great people skills who can add to this fantastic team and who is keen to grow their career in this space!

What you bring:
• A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience (PQE) in commercial law.
• Hands-on experience with business acquisitions and disposals, financing, and commercial agreements.
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage priorities and deadlines effectively.

What sets this company apart:
Our client offers an inclusive and supportive work environment where every individual's contribution is valued. They also provide:
• an organised career path plan to best support you in your journey
• flexible hours and a commitment to work-life balance, including the option to work from home at least one day a week
• attractive benefits such as relocation bonuses, leadership courses, generous parental leave policies, and long service leave.


What's next:
If you’re interested in the opportunity please apply directly to the advertisement or send your CV to liz.sloan@robertwalters.co.nz. If you’d like to have a confidential chat to find out more please give me a call on 027 233 4733.

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Liz Sloan on 64 3 363 5020.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Commercial Law

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Associate

Language: English - Professional Working

Location: Christchurch

Job Reference: 1970970/001

Date posted: 9 May 2024

Consultant: Liz Sloan

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