I leverage the corporate and commercial experiences gained in both private practice and in-house legal roles within New Zealand and in the United Kingdom, to provide practical commercial legal advice. I partner my commercial legal experience with an understanding of software development and a strong interest in technologies - I believe there is considerable scope for technology to improve the delivery of in-house legal services. My experience researching and developing software, as well as my time within different in-house teams across a range of different businesses, has afforded me the opportunity to understand the pain points of in-house legal functions, automate processes and improve systems. It is my goal to help as many in-house legal functions to focus on adding value to their respective business in a collaborative way.
Office Max, Mediaworks, Oceania Football Confederation, Discovery NZ, Spark, Southern Cross Healthcare
The Compliance Company | Financial Compliance Adviser
British Telecom (UK) | Commercial Lawyer
Elevator App Development (UK) | Director – Co-Founder
Clifford Chance (UK) | Legal Discovery
Tompkins Wake Lawyers | Solicitor
Areas of expertise
- ICT / TMT law
- Systems review and legal automation
- Commercial contract drafting and negotiation
- Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
- Privacy and data protection
What Mitch Julian's clients say
Mitch is a highly commercial, helpful and client focused lawyer. He helped introduce a new contract management system and had a strong understanding of legal technology which helped with our digital transformation and innovation roadmap.
General Counsel, Office Max
Mitch has been an incredible asset to both our legal team and the MediaWorks business. He began working for us on a merger transaction over 12 months ago and then we just kept finding reasons to keep him around. His commercial nous and problem solving abilities are true strengths. He is a pleasure to work with and would be a good fit for any commercial or legal team.
Head of Legal, Media Works
We've been incredibly fortunate to have Mitch as part of the team at Discovery. His calm-thinking and commercial approach were a real asset.
Mitch is extremely systems-focused, and with his deep knowledge of technical solutions, and his ability to develop and deploy them, he really helped our team and our business to work smarter. His expertise was invaluable as we transitioned to new ownership, and rebuilt the legal team.
Mitch was a great team-player. He fit into our business really well and he’ll be missed by us all.
Director, Head of Legal ANZ, Discovery NZ
When we needed to fill a key staff member's maternity leave, we reached out to Juno and couldn't have got a more perfect fit. Mitch came to us with a wide range of commercial contract experience and the icing on the cake was that he also had some telco experience. Mitch fitted into the team from day one, picking up matters straight away and generally getting stuck in. At the time we were also rolling out a new matter management system and Mitch's interesting process and systems improvement was integral to our successful roll out. I have no hesitation in recommending Mitch to any organisation and hope to work with him again at some stage.
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General Counsel, Private Sector Entity
Mitch hit the ground running with us, and quickly became an indispensable member of our team. Mitch is conscientious, decisive, enquiring and adaptable. His approach is pragmatic and solution focussed, and his flexibility as to the nature of the work he takes on is fantastic. He is making an enormous difference to those that he supports and demonstrating how Legal can be Value Add.
Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Southern Cross