We’ll support you to thrive
We are dedicated to our profession, our clients and each other.
You will be hard pushed to find a group of more passionate and devoted lawyers. We count ourselves lucky to be part of a progressive firm that is at the forefront of law in New Zealand. Our reputation for hard work and getting results keeps us on our toes and motivates us to continue to do things better and smarter.
Our approach is simple
Everything we do revolves around our clients and what they need. We love working with our clients and are proud that they love working with us too. Together we achieve some amazing things.
We have an obligation to recognise and manage the impact our business has on the environment, and to contribute to the wellbeing of the community around us. We are dedicated to playing an active role within the communities in which we live and work, providing funding, legal skills and time to make a difference.
We depend on the environment that sustains us. We are mindful of our environmental impact and are constantly trying to improve our performance as a responsible corporate citizen and employer.
Awards & recognition
Two Senior Associates recognised by NZ Lawyer as Rising Stars
We are delighted that Janko Marcetic and Tom Jemson have been recognised as Rising Stars by NZ Lawyer.
Chapman Tripp awarded New Zealand Law Firm of the Year for the seventh year running
Chapman Tripp has won New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 KangaNews Awards for the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.
Partner on important NZX governing body
Chapman Tripp partner Rachel Dunne has been appointed a foundation member of the NZX Corporate Governance Institute, which NZX expects will become a centre of excellence for corporate governance in New Zealand’s listed companies.
Philip Ascroft recognised for exceptional young talent
Philip Ascroft, a highly respected senior lawyer within our market-leading equity capital markets (ECM) practice, has been recognised by NZ Lawyer as a Rising Star.
Elite Women recognition for Chapman Tripp partner Te Aopare Dewes
Our Māori Legal Group head and corporate partner Te Aopare Dewes has been recognised on NZ Lawyer’s 2021 Elite Women list.
6th consecutive win for NZ Law Firm of the Year
We are stoked and stunned to have won New Zealand Law Firm of the Year for the sixth consecutive year in the KangaNews Awards for the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.
The standout winner amongst competition at legal awards
Chapman Tripp scooped up the most coveted award at the annual New Zealand Law Awards, winning Large Law Firm of the Year, as well as recognition across four deal category awards.
Chapman Tripp graduate recruitment campaign rated as one of the best
Chapman Tripp is the only law firm recognised by students across New Zealand in the Top 10 Best Graduate Campaigns for 2021 in a recent Student Pulse Report survey produced by Talent Solutions.
Two eminent leaders named Influential Lawyers for 2021
Rachel Dunne and Nicola Swan have been named Young Influencers on the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2021 list, highlighting their accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession. Dunne is also one of two exclusively recognised Lawyers for ‘Capital Markets: Equity in New Zealand’ in IFLR’s Asia Future Leaders 2021.
Chapman Tripp named New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year
Our corporate and commercial team were named New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year at this year’s Australasian Law Awards.
Chapman Tripp named Chambers NZ Law Firm of the Year
We have been recognised at the 2021 Chambers Asia Pacific Awards as New Zealand Law Firm of the Year.
Hundreds vote outstanding debt market performers
KangaNews received votes from hundreds of those involved in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets keen to recognise the achievements of 2020's most outstanding performers. Chapman Tripp has been named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year for the fifth consecutive year.
Best visual identity in the professional services sector
With the help of creative agency Iceberg, we are pleased to have won the Transform Magazine Gold Award for ‘Best visual identity from the professional services sector’.
Chapman Tripp recognised as finalists in graduate recruitment industry awards
We are the only law firm to be recognised as a finalist in the 2020 New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Industry Awards, celebrating excellence throughout graduate and youth recruitment.
Certified commitment to environmental sustainability
We meet the requirements of Toitū's carbonreduce® certification programme, having measured our GHG emissions. We are committed to managing and reducing our carbon footprint.
Finance partner recognised as Market Person of the Year
Ross Pennington has been recognised by KangaNews for his contribution to the development of the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.
Recognised on Most Innovative Firms List
Our technology and innovation business, Zeren, has been recognised on NZ Lawyer’s Innovative Firms list for 2020.
Voted top graduate employer in NZ’s legal sector
Students have voted Chapman Tripp as the best law firm to work for in a recent survey conducted by GradNewZealand.
KangaNews Law Firm of the Year
We have been named NZ Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 KangaNews Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
Another big year at the NZ Law Awards
Chapman Tripp is thrilled to have won again at last night’s 2019 awards ceremony.
Managing IP New Zealand Contentious Firm of the Year
Chapman Tripp has won the New Zealand Contentious Firm of the Year Award 2019 at the Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards.
IFLR Asia-Pacific's most innovative New Zealand law firm
Chapman Tripp has won the Most Innovative National Law Firm (New Zealand) Award in the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards for the third consecutive year.