Finance, Projects & Restructuring

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Finance, Projects & Restructuring




Auckland, New Zealand



The role

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

At DLA Piper, our success depends upon our most important asset - our people. Our banking and finance team is young and dynamic. Innovation, collaboration and team culture lie at its core. 

We have an opportunity for a Solicitor to join our team in our Auckland office. You might have existing experience in banking and finance, financial services regulation and/or funds management. Or you may come from a corporate or financial services regulatory background and have an interest in banking and finance coupled with a willingness to learn. Either way, 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). This is an attractive opportunity 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.

You will get involved in high quality, interesting and challenging work in a supportive environment. You will gain real depth and breadth of experience across a range of banking and finance matters. This includes but is not limited to, general lending, refinancing, leveraged, corporate, property and project finance transactions and transactional bank product development and documentation. There is also an opportunity to be involved in financial services regulation if that's of interest.

About you

The ideal candidate is a Solicitor ready for a new role that will make the most of your versatility and commitment to client service. You might be returning to New Zealand from overseas and looking to establish your profile in the local market while staying up-to-date with international trends. Or you might have existing New Zealand experience and be looking for a new challenge in a dynamic and engaged team. 

To be successful in this team you will need to be comfortable working across a variety of matters, able to multi-task and deal with ambiguity. You will have a strong client focus, as well as excellent legal, analytical, and interpersonal skills that allow you to deliver commercial solutions for clients. You will also be a team player who enjoys contributing to the overall success of the team and its rapid growth in the domestic market.

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.

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