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Project Finance Lawyer

Location: Auckland

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.

We work on New Zealand's most significant and highly complex transactions, many of which have cross-border considerations. This includes transactions for major corporates, Government projects of national significance, and key infrastructure projects to help shape New Zealand.

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

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.

Russell McVeagh is looking to grow our Project Finance offering led by market leaders Bevan Peachey and Tom Hunt. We are looking for a junior lawyer who is enthusiastic about working on large-scale project finance matters.  You will have the opportunity to work across infrastructure projects, renewable energy projects, construction projects, property finance work and a broad range of corporate finance matters.  

You will work with, and learn from the best, and get exposure to some of the most interesting and complex legal work in New Zealand. You will join an enthusiastic and high-achieving team, and a firm that is committed to developing your career and fostering a positive work environment.

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:

  • A legal qualification with 2-4 years’ experience in Banking and Finance law.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and think critically.
  • Ability to build connections and work collaboratively.


We offer a wide range of employee benefits focused on supporting our people to succeed and thrive, some of which 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. 

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