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Corporate Legal Counsel

  • Full-time, permanent role
  • Based in Britomart, Auckland
  • Work in a high-performing team in a complex business
Westpac is a strong and trusted brand, having operated in the New Zealand market since 1861. The bank is responsible for the delivery of innovative banking products and has a continued focus on enhancing its customers' experience with next generation banking.

How will you help?

We are seeking a senior legal counsel to join the Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Legal Team. The role reports to the Head of Corporate Legal & Secretariat and you will be part of a small team responsible for delivering corporate legal and secretariat services to the bank. The role requires you to work closely with directors, senior executives and a wide range of stakeholders across the business. You will be advising on corporate and governance activity including disclosure requirements across the New Zealand group.

Your stellar legal experience and excellent organisational and interpersonal skills will hold you in good stead. In addition, you will have great communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the organisation.

What You'll Need To Succeed
  • A New Zealand law society practicing certificate
  • At least 10 years PQE gained in a top tier law firm in a corporate or commercial team, preferably with board and/or executive leadership team exposure,
  • Extensive experience advising on corporate legal work, disclosure requirements and company secretarial experience
  • The ability to communicate and build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An excellent team player
  • Strong technical legal skills with a focus on problem solving and thinking strategically
  • Strong ability to self-manage and prioritise competing demands
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
What's great about working for Westpac?

We're passionate about people and take pride in building teams that reflect the diversity in our communities. From day one, we'll invest in your growth and empower you to take ownership of your on-going learning and development. As well as immersing yourself in a supportive team environment, you'll be offered some of the best banking, wealth and insurance benefits in the market, gain access to a suite of online learning modules and career planning tools to grow with us, as well as our industry-leading superannuation programme and fantastic staff banking package.


Apply today with your CV and Cover Letter. We are also keen to have a chat with all shortlisted applicants about workplace flexibility.


You can contact John Williams, Talent Acquisition Consultant, at john.williams-hr@westpac.co.nz .

Please note that we are happy to answer questions but are unable to accept applications by e-mail.
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