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Senior Banking and 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.

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 exciting opportunity for a Senior Solicitor with generalist banking and finance experience to join our team. 

The role will work with Jesse Fairley on a range of generalist banking and finance law.  Jesse is a specialist in corporate, acquisition/leveraged, property and infrastructure finance, asset-backed and receivables finance, debt capital markets, structured products and debt restructuring solutions.

You will gain experience working in a leading law firm with the chance to develop and grow in a supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to advise sponsors, major corporates and financial institutions on a range of complex and innovative transactions in a truly collaborative environment.

About you 

We would like to hear from 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.  The successful candidate will have:

  • 4 + years experience in banking and finance
  • Top marks in their law degree
  • Drive, ambition and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical knowledge and commercial acumen


We offer many 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.