General Counsel, Takeovers Panel, Wellington

  • ClassificationIn-house
  • Salary
  • Work typePermanent
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand
  • Posted on27 Oct 2017
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The Takeovers Panel is a Crown entity that regulates takeovers and enforces the Takeovers Code with the aim of facilitating a fair, open and efficient takeovers market in New Zealand.

The Takeovers Panel wishes to appoint a General Counsel to lead and mentor its legal team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, collegial and team-spirited leader. You will have significant post-admission experience, ideally with a mix of corporate, regulatory and public law experience. Outstanding solicitors with alternative backgrounds may be considered.

You will be responsible for advising the Panel on all legal and policy matters. You will supervise the Panel’s legal staff on matters including enforcement of the Code, exemptions from the Code and review and reform of the law and practice of takeovers. You will mentor the legal staff to support their professional development.

Your written legal analysis is outstanding. You enjoy solving complex problems and can adapt your thinking to completely different issues with each new file. You are a strong communicator who will be comfortable meeting with high-profile industry stakeholders and with the members of the Panel.

If you are interested in leading a talented legal team working on takeovers that are making today’s headlines and want to take your career to the next level, then contact us now for a confidential discussion.

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For a confidential discussion, contact Jane Temel (Director, Niche Recruitment) on 04 471 1423. To apply, send your covering letter, resume and academic transcript to

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday, 17 November 2017.


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