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Legal Counsel

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A great opportunity has emerged for a Legal Counsel to become part of a globally recognised corporation. This role provides the platform to operate in a truly international environment, offering legal assistance to the global sales team and overseeing corporate governance and regulatory compliance for foreign entities. The successful candidate will be incorporated into a close-knit team and will liaise with senior management and key stakeholders.

What you'll do:

As a Legal Counsel, you will play a pivotal role within the Global Sales Legal Team. Your daily responsibilities will encompass providing comprehensive legal support, investigating complex legal issues, drafting, reviewing and negotiating crucial documents, establishing legal entities in foreign markets, and overseeing ongoing corporate governance and regulatory compliance. You will also provide valuable training to the teams on company policies, procedures, and relevant legal developments.

This role offers the opportunity to work closely with senior management and key stakeholders, making it both challenging and rewarding.

  • Offer legal assistance to an international sales team based in New Zealand as well as foreign offices;
  • Investigate legal issues and draft, review and negotiate documents;
  • Establish legal entities in foreign markets;
  • Oversee ongoing corporate governance and regulatory compliance for foreign legal entities;
  • Provide training to sales teams on company policies and procedures and relevant legal developments.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate will have over three years of experience in corporate or commercial law from a recognised law firm. You must be New Zealand qualified with a strong academic record. A customer-oriented attitude is essential, along with the ability to take a proactive, pragmatic, and commercial approach to legal issues.

The successful candidate will be a team player who is capable of forming constructive relationships within a business setting. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are also crucial for this role.

  • 3 - 6 years' PQE from a recognised firm, however, all candidates will be assessed on merit;
  • Must be New Zealand Qualified with an strong academic record;
  • Customer oriented attitude who can demonstrate a proactive, pragmatic and commercial approach to legal issues;
  • Team player capable of forming constructive relationships within a business setting;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a hugely successful New Zealand business with a large global reach. Their products are sold in over 120 countries worldwide. They have beautiful offices, and offer other great benefits such as an on-site cafeteria with subsidised meals, free parking and life insurance.

What's next:

If you're prepared for a unique and diverse opportunity that aligns with your interests and experience, don't hesitate to apply or reach our to Isha Nirmalan for a confidential discussion on 09 374 7337 or isha.nirmalan@robertwalters.co.nz.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Generalist & in-house

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Auckland

Job Reference: 1969540/001

Date posted: 6 May 2024

Consultant: Isha Nirmalan

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