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Banking and Finance Solicitor

Location: Wellington

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 have an excellent opportunity for a Solicitor with 2 + years of generalist banking and finance experience to join our Wellington Banking and Finance team. The successful candidate will work closely with Guy Lethbridge and Tom Hunt who are both recognised as market leaders in their fields and have worked on some of New Zealand's largest banking and finance transactions.

Our Banking and Finance team leads the market in debt capital markets, project finance, financial markets regulation, and corporate and acquisition finance. We advise on large bank funding work; term securitisations; sustainability-linked and proceeds-based green borrowing; and our project finance team advises on key national infrastructure projects.

You will get exposure to some of the most interesting work in New Zealand and will learn from the best.

About you

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

  • 2 + years experience in banking and finance
  • Top marks in their law degree
  • Drive, ambition and excellent interpersonal skills


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.  Please 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, Ana Allid, or call +64 9 367 8400.