I am an experienced commercial lawyer who has worked in in-house and private practice roles across the public and private sectors both in New Zealand and the UK.
While in the UK, I worked for one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. I advised on a wide range of areas of law, including commercial law, gambling regulatory law, IP law, and dispute resolution. The invaluable experience gained at this company provided me with the opportunity to work for a start-up gaming company assisting them to enter into the UK market and obtaining their UK Gambling Licence.
Upon my return to New Zealand, I have held in-house legal roles with additional duties and responsibilities as the company secretary, privacy officer and legal relationship manager which I have thoroughly enjoyed.
My pragmatic and collaborative style is underpinned by strong commercial awareness. I am driven to find workable solutions and to deliver every task to the highest standard.
Public Trust | Senior Solicitor – General Commercial, Relationship Manager – South Island
Synlait Milk Limited | Senior Legal Counsel, Privacy Officer, Company Secretary
Sunbets (News of the World) | Legal Counsel
GVC Group | Legal Counsel
Sport England | Legal Officer
Kensington Swan | Solicitor (Commercial Property) – Māori Legal Team
Areas of Expertise
- General commercial
- Corporate governance and compliance
- Generalist in-house
What Jane Pieterse's clients say
Jane is an outstanding lawyer. Our team and Seequent has been very fortunate to have her support. She has a strong knowledge of the Seequent business that is invaluable as we head into the busiest quarter of the year. We’ve had many challenges and changes at Seequent and in the legal team this year, which Jane as taken in her stride. We have full confidence in Jane’s ability to contribute to the team and deliver successful outcomes for the business and our internal stakeholders.
By way of example, Jane currently manages the Russian region and supports the sales team with legal issues. Russia is a complex region due to the complicated regulatory requirements and the obvious cultural/language barrier. It is impressive that Jane has managed to establish strong relationships in that region. I’ve recently received feedback praising Jane’s efforts and contribution to that region’s success – as they put it “when we achieve our goals here, it gives us wings.”
Legal Counsel, Seequent