I am an experienced commercial lawyer with a broad range of in- house experience across Australia and New Zealand. Having worked in a large international insurance company, an industrial union, an American software company and most recently a New Zealand state-owned enterprise in the aviation sector, my breadth of experience has shaped my agile and pragmatic approach to in-house advising.
I have been fortunate to develop particular areas of expertise in supporting international procurement functions, high value and large scale contractual negotiations and leasing and licencing requirements for both IT and real estate.
I pride myself on high quality, practical and understandable advice that allows business to achieve their commercial goals.
Tait Communications, Alliance
Airways Corporation New Zealand Ltd | Senior Legal Counsel
SAS Australia + New Zealand | Legal Counsel
Police Association of NSW | Legal Counsel
QBE Insurance | Litigation and Dispute Resolution Counsel
Areas of expertise
- General Commercial
- Contracts and Procurement
- IT licencing
What Sarah Alderson 's clients say
I am so grateful to have the Sarah's assistance. She is intelligent, commercial and a very capable lawyer as well as being lovely person to work with. One of the best things about her is that she is able to work very much independently and autonomously but is also flexible and able to work collaboratively when required, especially cross functionally. I am very pleased she has hit the ground running and very quickly gained the confidence of our commercial partners.
Chief Legal Officer, Tait Communications
Sarah was able to quickly form internal working relationships with key stakeholders and understood the legal issues and also the business goals.
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General Counsel and Company Secretary, Private Sector Entity