Senior Solicitor/Senior Associate - Corporate

Corporate

Job Reference

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Function

Corporate

Category

Lawyers

Location

Wellington, New Zealand

Schedule

Full-time

The role

Position         Senior Solicitor/Senior Associate
Experience    4 - 7 years PQE
Team             Corporate 
Location        Wellington

 

Looking for change? It’s already happening.

The whole legal industry is changing. The old establishment is gone, and there’s a new establishment in town. It’s an exciting and dynamic future, which we at DLA Piper are leading. It’s a new business world, with new client needs. Clients want more than legal advice, they want strategic business advisers that cross borders and geographies. They want global insights with local savvy. And so do we.

DLA Piper is a firm built for this rapidly globalising world, and we’re looking for people to join us on this mission. We’re looking for people who see the world differently, who listen to clients, and solve their problems, not just give legal advice. Being well read is good, but being able to read the room is great. We’re looking for people to help make business better for our clients.

 

Why do you want to work with DLA Piper?

  • Work with NZ and the world’s most ambitious companies on a variety of projects
  • Access to a global network and resources
  • Strategic involvement in clients’ businesses
  • A supportive and collaborative environment
  • Rewarding pro bono work
  • A diverse and inclusive culture

 

The opportunity

DLA Piper New Zealand is the first global business law firm operating in New Zealand, with lawyers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  We provide a seamless service, advising international clients doing business in New Zealand and New Zealand organisations doing business elsewhere. Joining DLA Piper New Zealand means you become part of a team that is recognised for its unmatched client service and down-to-earth, pragmatic manner.

 

The role

An opportunity for a Senior Solicitor/Senior Associate with approximately 4 - 7 years' PQE has become available within our corporate team based in our Wellington office. Our corporate team is recognised for its cross-border expertise and workflows, its strong client base, and its pragmatic, commercial approach. You will have experience in general corporate and commercial law. This role will provide legal services in a variety of areas, but with a focus on general corporate law, M&A transactions, and commercial contracting. Experience in financial services would be an advantage.

You will bring with you a passion for the law, a commercial approach, and a keen interest in working with our strong local and international client base (as well as with DLA Piper teams in other offices around the globe). 

Joining this team will provide you with the opportunity to get involved in a variety of high quality, interesting and challenging work in a supportive environment. Bringing passion and energy to our busy practice is essential.

 

The team

Our team has an outstanding reputation and is involved in some of the biggest, most complex and innovative deals in the market. The team advise on a full range of corporate matters and is regularly involved in all aspects of M&A, takeovers, mergers, public offerings, capital raising, global restructures and spins, as well as broader corporate advice. The team is at the forefront of cross border, multi-jurisdictional M&A in New Zealand, and has a focus on the high growth. The team has a diverse and interesting client base including some of New Zealand's and the world's biggest names and brands.

In this role you will work alongside the Corporate Partners and have the opportunity to work on:

  • Transactional merger and acquisition work, including private equity, venture capital and funds
  • Business structuring, shareholding and capital raising
  • Corporate structuring and compliance

 

About you:

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to be a high performing problem solver with the ability to think on your feet.  You will also need to be ambitious and hungry to advance your career. Excellent soft skills, business and sales instincts, a sense of humour and a strong commitment to team culture and performance are also important.  We are looking for a team player, who will continue to offer the high levels of service that our clients have come to expect.

If you think your repertoire of skills, abilities and energy matches this exciting and dynamic career opportunity, we want to hear from you!

This is an attractive option for anyone looking to take their career to the next level in a firm that can offer you all of the benefits that come from working in a global firm.

 

A career with DLA Piper

In return, you get to join a global firm that can offer excellent career development, either in New Zealand or abroad. We are committed to providing outstanding learning and development opportunities, secondment opportunities, and a collaborative and supportive environment.

At DLA Piper we invest in our people. We offer an environment where personal leadership is strong and encouragement is the norm. We are solution focused and determined to provide an outstanding service to our clients.

A career with DLA Piper New Zealand means being an integral part of an exciting team. We can offer you the opportunity to work with quality clients, talented lawyers, and provide stimulating work. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we want to hear from you.

 

Keen to find out more?

You can learn more about DLA Piper here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/aboutus/