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.

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Assisting Oceania on sustainability-linked loan

We are pleased to have assisted retirement village operator Oceania Healthcare Limited with a $500m sustainability-linked loan, and with developing a sustainable finance framework.

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Milestone achieved on diversity and inclusion programme with Rainbow Tick

Having received a preliminary pass in December last year, we have met the criteria to be certified with the Rainbow Tick, signifying our ongoing dedication to ensuring our people can be their authentic selves in the workplace.

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Celebrating eight new senior associates

Julia Adams, Liora Bercovitch, William Cheyne, Richard Hutchison, Tom Jemson, Rachael Jones, Guy Jones, and Rosa McPhee have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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New Zealand’s longest serving law firm partner retires

Arthur Young, a law veteran and Chapman Tripp senior partner, enters his retirement after 65 years of service to New Zealand’s legal profession.

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Breaking into 1st division for sustainable finance

New Zealand is currently a not-so-fast follower in global terms for sustainable finance. Even though on an upward trajectory, other countries are setting a cracking pace.

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Time for directors to bring their best game to the board

“Any director who thought that, once the world entered post-pandemic mode, things would settle down and life would be easier – will be well and truly disabused of that notion by now.”

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Inspiring young people to take action for the environment

Following three successful pilots, BLAKE is expanding delivery of its Explorers programme across Auckland in 2022 with support from Chapman Tripp.

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Helping Precinct Properties to next stage

We are pleased to have assisted Precinct Properties New Zealand (NZX: PCT) to achieve a ground-changing strategic partnership with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.

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Cautious optimism for NZX Top 50 with tough terrain ahead

Our latest NZX Top 50 Funding Composition Trends & Insights publication reports that New Zealand’s largest companies have a shared optimism for their ability to raise funds, in what looks to be a challenging year ahead.

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Major Dutch Bank enters Kauri Bond market

We were pleased to assist a new international sustainable bond issuer to enter the NZ Kauri Bond market.

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Helping The Selwyn Foundation help others

We are pleased to have been able to assist The Selwyn Foundation to sell half of its retirement village portfolio so that it can substantially strengthen its charitable mission.

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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.

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Congratulating Auckland City Mission on the opening of HomeGround

We are proud to have been able to provide legal support to Auckland City Mission on its flagship HomeGround facility.

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Supporting a step-change in scale for Smartshares

We advised Smartshares on the purchase of the management rights of the ASB Superannuation Master Trust from ASB Group Investments Limited.

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First New Zealand law firm to join Net Zero Lawyers Alliance

We are the first New Zealand law firm to sign up to the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance – a collaboration of top-tier law firms committed to accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Winton lands $350m with assistance from Chapman Tripp

We assisted residential land developer Winton Land Limited to raise $350m through an IPO and to list on both the NZX Main Board and the ASX.

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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.

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Chapman Tripp supports child and youth mental health with Māia Health Foundation

We are proud to announce a new Community Partner – Māia Health Foundation, raising money for game-changing projects for Canterbury's health system.

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Chapman Tripp helps solarZero illuminate NZs solar energy resources

We are proud to have assisted solarZero to bring climate friendly solar energy to schools across New Zealand, advising the business on new funding from NZGIF.

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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.

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Chapman Tripp partners with medical technology innovator Mātai

We are proud to announce a new partnership with Mātai, a not-for-profit research centre focused on enhancing the capabilities of medical imaging (MRI) using advanced software and machine learning.

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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.

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$345m acquisition in retirement village sector

We advised Arvida Group Limited on the purchase of six retirement villages in a game-changing acquisition, which will increase Arvida’s portfolio in the sector by 24% and provide it with a further growth platform.

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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.

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CCHL makes breakthrough sustainability bond offer

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) on the first sustainability bond offer in the New Zealand market to be made in reliance on a specific exemption from the Financial Markets Authority.

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