Legal advice may be our core service, but we go further

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To be the firm that leads, and achieve our ambitions for growth and differentiation, we take a different approach with our clients. Many of them are shaping New Zealand and beyond, and we love the thrill of immersing ourselves in their world to help them achieve their goals.

Clients have a voice.
And we listen.

We are committed to delivering an excellent client experience – every time. We take the time to develop a deeper understanding of our clients, not only from a legal standpoint, but a broader, more commercially and strategically focused view – particularly to help clients achieve their wider business objectives. Listening to our clients and understanding their businesses allows us to deliver solutions-focused, strategic, commercial and decisive legal advice. 

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Clients like that we are responsive and reliable, friendly and supportive, and that we genuinely care about their business and achievements.

How we help our clients

The best quality legal advice is not only about delivering outstanding business and legal judgment. Just as important as our technical competency and expertise, is the way in which we work with our clients.

Being agile and courageous

Our ongoing investment in our people and our leaders, and ability to help our clients adapt and thrive in shifting market conditions and navigate regulatory changes has made Chapman Tripp the firm it is today. We are only as successful as our people, and our high-performing national teams bring a diverse range of perspectives to collaboratively produce leading strategic and commercial advice.

Our latest news

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Inaugural issue of NZX-listed retail bonds for Arvida

Kicking off the market with New Zealand’s first retail issuance of 2021 is Arvida’s inaugural issue of NZX-listed retail bonds, diversifying its funding sources and debt tenor.

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Te Waka Ture assists Ngāpuhi invest in one of NZ's largest soft berryfruit growing operations

A joint venture, led by the investment arm of Ngāpuhi, partnering with Northland grower Maungatapere Berries and Far North District Council, will develop a sustainability-focused, high-tech hydroponics berryfruit operation.

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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.

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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’.

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Tikanga Māori supports successful Westhaven decision for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

In a decision made by the High Court, the Environment Court has jurisdiction to consider, and make findings about, the relative strengths of hapu and iwi relationships in an area affected by a resource consent application – delivering a successful outcome for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

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Newly-appointed Special Counsel in hot demand with international clients

We have elevated Joshua Jones to Special Counsel, recognising the skills and impressive network of international contacts he brings to the firm’s financial restructuring and insolvency practice.

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New Zealand infrastructure – ready for lift-off?

Pressure on all forms of infrastructure in New Zealand remains high with little evidence of physical progress in recent years. But, we may now be about to obtain lift-off, according to our latest publication, New Zealand Infrastructure – trends & insights.

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A time for boardrooms to hold their nerve

The opportunity is out there – to ‘build back better’, but this is going to require effective governance and, in some of the more exposed sectors, a willingness to work through difficult conditions. This, and more themes are discussed in our 2020 edition of Corporate Governance – trends and insights.

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Climate change no longer just an environmental concern

Our experts have stated that management of climate risk is not about compliance and understanding climate risk is key to mid-long term strategy and resilience.

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Legal expert superstars promoted to partner

The partnership will be enhanced with the appointment of Nicola Swan, Luke Ford and Te Aopare Dewes to partner, effective 1 December 2020.

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Ross Pennington receives INFINZ Distinguished Fellowship appointment

Pennington shone under the spotlight at the annual INFINZ Awards, where he was recognised with a Distinguished Fellowship appointment for his significant and valuable contribution to New Zealand’s finance and capital markets industry.

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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.

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Pip England appointed Chief Executive Partner

Chapman Tripp has appointed Pip England as the firm’s new Chief Executive Partner, succeeding Nick Wells.

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Mercury's new green bond and green financing framework

Chapman Tripp and Mercury today jointly celebrate New Zealand’s first new retail green bond of 2020, totalling $200 million.

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Will COVID-19 and climate change make NZ more litigious?

Read our latest Trends & Insights publication including observations across class actions, litigation funding, climate change-related disputes and the changing environment for access to the courts.

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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.

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A dynamic and fresh look for Chapman Tripp

Today is a significant milestone for Chapman Tripp as the firm unveils its dynamic and refreshed look – a modernised visual identity that better reflects the firm’s vision, strategy and people.

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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.

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Over $2.35b capital raised with equity capital markets experts

Our equity capital markets team has advised clients on capital raisings totalling over $2.35b since NZX Regulation released its COVID-19 relief package.

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Generating social and environmental benefits alongside financial return

We are proud to have advised NZGIF on its investment to help Wellington’s port decarbonise – the first to benefit from NZGIF’s $100m in investment capital.

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Chapman Tripp promotes nine to Senior Associate

Nine Senior Solicitors from across six of our specialist practice areas, have been promoted to Senior Associate.

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Clients’ choice for capital raisings

Our equity capital markets team continues to be in hot demand, acting on more recent capital raisings than any other law firm in NZ..

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Six equity capital raisings in response to COVID‑19, to raise almost $2b

We have been trusted counsel on more capital raisings in response to COVID-19 than any other law firm in NZ.

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Recognised on Most Innovative Firms List

Our technology and innovation business, Zeren, has been recognised on NZ Lawyer’s Innovative Firms list for 2020.

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First 2020 NZX new equity listing

Me Today was the first NZX equity issuer listing under a ‘reverse listing transaction’, after raising $1.5m growth capital amongst the challenging backdrop of COVID-19 lockdown.

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