When in-house, I bring my wide-ranging legal experience in industries including commercial, aviation, and funds management. Starting my own business, training in project management, working in non-legal roles such as digital teams ranging from start-up to large corporate has diversified my experience. Through this, I have learned to appreciate different viewpoints and communication styles, as well as gaining commercial acumen and innovation thinking.
I believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork – that the effectiveness of a collective is more than the sum of its parts. Conscientious and known for my follow-through and execution, I quickly come up to speed in new situations.
2Degrees Mobile, Fonterra, Mediaworks, Fletcher Building
Air New Zealand | Legal Counsel and Business Development Manager - Digital Travel Retailing
Miroma Ventures | Senior Associate and Compliance Associate
Capital Group | Legal Associate
ANZ Wealth | Corporate Counsel
Bell Gully | Solicitor
Areas of expertise
- General commercial, including technology, procurement & loyalty
- Media and advertising industry
- Consumer law and privacy
Kristin School: Deputy Chair
Luminata Voices: Chair
Wairua Sinfonietta: Chair
What Wendy Chen's clients say
Wendy joined our legal team as an interim Head of Legal, and did a great job of leading the team, advising the business and assisting with corporate M&A throughout that time. Wendy provided very client-focused advice, and got up to speed with our industry and its needs very quickly. Wendy is not only very organised and structured with her thinking, she also has a very calm head and lovely manner. It was a very enjoyable experience to work with Wendy, and I trusted her completely with the team and to lead them on all legal work across the business.
People and Culture Director, Media Works
Wendy continues to be an absolute rockstar! She has excellent technical ability, agility, professionalism and overall smarts. She dealt with a broad range of work in a calm manner and helped move things along quickly and covered a large amount of work. Juno has good people with great experience and the ability to fit in.
Director of Legal, Fonterra
Wendy is awesome and we all really enjoy having such a clever, engaging thinker in the team. She’s got a great sense of humour and a full set of soft skills.
Senior Corporate Counsel, 2Degrees
Wendy is (in the words of one of our internal clients), a "bloody superstar"! She is pragmatic, efficient and easy to get along with. She ploughed through a tremendous amount of work and always did it enthusiastically. She slotted into the team easily and was well liked (and appreciated) by the business. We will miss her but hope that she will be back...
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Head of Legal, Private Sector Entity
We’re grateful to have Wendy in the team. She has excellent technical ability and a great willingness, engagement and a can-do attitude. She became a leader by example in a day by showing how things can be done if we just do them!
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General Counsel, Private Sector Entity