We are thrilled to have been recognised as the New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 KangaNews Awards; our eighth consecutive win.
To determine the award winners, KangaNews conducts thorough and intensive polling of those involved in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.
Finance partner Luke Ford, said:
We are proud of the continued market support that this award demonstrates. It caps off a busy year for Chapman Tripp and for New Zealand’s debt markets, with innovative transactions in a number of different sectors.
Chapman Tripp were also advisers for two of the other award winners.
Luke, senior associate, Jessica Elder, and solicitor, Tom Yates, advised Kiwibank on its repeat win of New Zealand Dollar Credit Bond Deal of the Year with a NZ$650m issuance of 6.254% 5-year medium term notes in October.
Luke and senior solicitor, Tom van Schaik, also advised Kauri Issuer of the Year Nordic Investment Bank on its largest ever Kauri bond, a NZ$700m 7-year issuance in February.
Chapman Tripp has advised on more than half of all New Zealand public debt market transactions in 2023, including wholesale and retail issuances, sustainable bonds, convertible notes, bank regulatory capital and Kauri bonds. The firm’s securitisation practice, which also includes partner Gerard Souness and senior associate Jana Hitchcock, has advised on more than 75% of New Zealand public securitisation transactions in 2023.
More information on the awards can be found on the KangaNews website.
The firm congratulates all of the other successful winners and finalists.