The new lawyer has extensive experience both in-house and in private practice
Juno Legal has expanded its team in Christchurch with the appointment of a seasoned corporate and commercial lawyer.
Jane Pieterse is an expert in general commercial law, contracts, corporate governance and compliance. She has handled matters related to gambling regulatory law, IP law, and dispute resolution.
She got her start as a private practitioner at DLA Piper and Dentons Kensington Swan before making the shift to in-house. She headed overseas to London, where she worked a major international sports-betting and gaming group that has a presence both online and in the retail sector.
Pieterse also helped a gaming start-up to enter the UK market and to obtain its gambling licence in the country. After returning to New Zealand, she went on to hold in-house positions, which she juggled with her responsibilities as company secretary, privacy officer and legal relationship manager.
Pieterse has served as the senior legal counsel for Public Trust and Synlait Milk Limited. She has also worked with Sunbets (News of the World), GVC Holdings plc (now Entain) and Sport England.
She obtained her LLM (Hons) and BA from the University of Canterbury.
“We are fortunate to have secured another leading in-house lawyer of Jane’s calibre and expertise to support our Christchurch-based and national clients. Her experience with innovative international and national businesses at all stages of their life cycles means she is well placed to help Juno clients from start-up to global leader,” Juno Legal director Helen Mackay said.
At the NewLaw firm, Pieterse is advising global developer Seequent, which focuses on geoscience, modelling and collaborative technologies. The company was recently acquired by Pennsylvania-headquartered Bentley Systems, Incorporated for US$1.05bn.
Last June, the firm brought Anthea Herron on board to kick off the building of its Christchurch team.