Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a business in which you can buy a big Boeing, handle major IT contracts and manage the legal aspects of marketing New Zealand’s most iconic and innovative brands and all in a day’s work? The legal team at Air New Zealand enjoys the most interesting and diverse range of legal work you could find anywhere in New Zealand – (or many other places) and we’re humbled to have also received an ALB Australasian Award in recognition of this in-house work.

The international aspects of the aviation world make it a continually fascinating and constantly changing area of the law. Add to that the dimension of working regularly with many different overseas jurisdictions and “routine” is not a word often heard in the team. When a business is as complex as Air New Zealand we need a truly world class legal team. Our brightest minds deal with some of the worlds most challenging and unique legal matters. The team is responsible for promoting legal awareness throughout the company as well as providing legal input on the company’s day-to-day operations and corporate strategy.

We expect you to give direct input and you will feel like a part of the decision-making process driving your company. Our team speak of the real sense of achievement that comes with contributing to the development of the company. Working here you will be encouraged to develop a clear understanding of the company’s aims and policies so advice can be tailored towards the best possible commercial decisions.

This is an industry notorious for its huge capital investment, very thin profitability and intense competition. These drive a need for lawyers with a strong sense of commercial objectives, ability to think quickly, creatively and above all to interact constructively with senior management. We are proud to be seen by our colleagues not as a “head office hurdle” but as a valuable team contributing to the commercial success of Air New Zealand.

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