Chapman Tripp

New Zealand

Level 35, 23 Albert Street
Auckland, 1010
New Zealand
PO Box 2206

+64 9 357 9000

+64 9 357 9099

Chapman Tripp is New Zealand’s leading full service law firm with offices in Auckland (the commercial and economic centre of New Zealand), Wellington (the centre of government) and Christchurch (the South Island’s business hub).

We advise clients on all their legal requirements, including corporate and finance, and play key roles in mergers and acquisitions, disposals, takeovers, equity capital markets transactions, financing, insolvency, restructuring, banking, financial services regulation, and large scale infrastructure projects in New Zealand and around the globe.

IFLR1000 named Chapman Tripp Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year for New Zealand in 2018.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Competition
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation

Corporate and M&A:
Tim Tubman

  • Advising on New Zealand’s largest cross-border M&A deals, including the sale of Shell New Zealand to Vienna-based oil and gas company OMV for NZ$794m.

Finance & capital markets

Ross Pennington

  • Advising Chorus New Zealand, NZ’s largest fixed line communications infrastructure company, on an issue of NZ$500m, ten-year, re-setting fixed rate bonds to a combination of NZ retail investors and international wholesale investors.  This is the largest corporate (non-bank, non-government) issuance on the NZX Debt Market.  

Restructuring & Insolvency

Michael Harper

  • Advising ANZ in relation to the voluntary administration of NZX-listed CBL Corporation Limited which was one of the largest and most complex corporate insolvencies in NZ in recent years.  

Energy & infrastructure:

Josh Blackmore      

  • Advising on Beach Energy's acquisition of the Origin Energy subsidiary Lattice Energy for AU$1.585b.

  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials 
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences 
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities

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