Senior Competition Lawyer

Corporate Advisory · Auckland, New Zealand
Department Corporate Advisory
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job Description

Russell McVeagh is New Zealand's premier law firm committed to operating at the cutting edge of legal practice. Our award-winning team of lawyers across Auckland | Tāmaki Makaurau and Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara are internationally recognised for their thought leadership, depth of experience and ability to translate complex legal issues into client success stories.

Our values of Respect | Manaaki, Curiosity | Māhirahira, Excellence | Whai hiranga and Tenacity |Whakapau kaha reflect who we are and how we work together.

About the role


We are looking for a Senior Solicitor/Senior Associate to join our growing Auckland-based team. Our firm's specialist competition practice is highly regarded as pre-eminent in the field of competition and regulatory law in New Zealand.  This is an excellent opportunity to be a key part of the growth and expansion of the team following the recent appointments of Petra Carey and Bradley Aburn to Partnership.  We are looking for solicitors with 4+ years of experience to join our team at the forefront of transactions.  


Troy Pilkington, Petra Carey and Bradley Aburn and our competition team are recognised both locally and internationally as experts in their field who are recognised for their seamless, forward-thinking, expert, and strategic advice on various matters.  Their work is diverse and some of the most challenging and complex in the market.

About You

If you are looking for an opportunity to work within a supportive, ambitious, growing and energetic team and would like to join an award-winning full-service firm, we would like to hear from you. The successful candidate will have:

  • 4+ years experience in competition law (or a related field)
  • a strong understanding of the Commerce Act
  • top marks in their law degree
  • a great attitude and desire to learn in a high-performing environment


We offer a wide range of employee benefits focused on supporting our people to succeed and thrive.  Some of these include;

  • Competitive remuneration package;
  • Support, coaching, and considered training and development programmes;
  • Annual wellness subsidy, phone allowance, and talent referral bonus incentives; and
  • Team charity days, sports days, annual ball, and regular team events.

How to apply 

To apply, please submit your CV and academic transcript.

We believe in enabling a supportive and inclusive workplace for everyone.  Click here for further information about Russell McVeagh's diversity and inclusion vision and commitment.

Our firm is invested in achieving transformational change and having a positive impact – our 2022 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report captures our firm's progress on our commitment to helping to shape a sustainable and thriving Aotearoa New Zealand.  You can read our 2022 report, 'Our Contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand | Tō tatou ki Aotearoa' here.

For more information, or to have a confidential discussion about this position please email our Talent Advisor, Alex Barrett, or call +64 9 367 8382. 

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  • Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Department
    Corporate Advisory
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience