We invest in initiatives that positively support our community

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Being connected to our community and our environment is part of our DNA – and has been for over 100 years. We are proud to play an active role within the communities in which we work, providing funding, legal skills and time, in order to make a difference. Our focus is supporting youth and education, charitable entities and social business initiatives, and a flourishing arts community in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have formal partnerships with four community organisations:

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At Chapman Tripp, we all like to give something back. Everyone has the opportunity to volunteer either by providing pro bono legal advice, or by doing something in their local community that’s got nothing to do with their everyday job.Greer Fredricson, Community Director
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Continuing Sir Peter Blake's leadership legacy

Through adventure, participation, education and enjoyment, BLAKE inspires people to care for the environment, and prepare them to lead environmental change.

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Enabling bright people to build brilliant businesses

Creative HQ helps to fuel New Zealand’s innovation economy through programmes it runs for entrepreneurs of all levels – start-ups, corporate businesses and government agencies.

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Building a better future for our talented youth

First Foundation’s work is closely aligned with our firm values and positive contribution to New Zealand's youth and their education.

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Enriching the cultural life of Aotearoa

Whakarangatirahia te oranga ahurea o Aotearoa

We are passionate about the arts and proud to have supported New Zealand Opera for more than 25 years.

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Investing our time and legal expertise through pro bono

We support a wide and diverse range of pro bono clients. We believe that supporting worthwhile organisations should simply be part of life at Chapman Tripp. Since we first began our pro bono programme, we’ve provided legal support to more than 700 individuals and organisations.

Separately, all our people are given an additional day of leave each year to volunteer for a good cause of their choice.

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A long-standing and proud supporter of the arts in New Zealand

We work closely with a number of organisations. New Zealand Opera is one of our key partners, and has been for over 25 years. We support Arts Access Aotearoa, who increase access to the arts for people who experience barriers to participation. We support Christchurch Symphony Orchestra; which plays an important role in the cultural landscape of the community, and Circa Theatre; which has been championing theatre in New Zealand for more than 40 years.

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Our recent news

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Auckland clubs approve amalgamation in watershed deal for the racing industry

Members of the Auckland Racing Club (ARC) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of ARC and Counties Racing Club (CRC) amalgamating into a new combined club, named Auckland Thoroughbred Racing Incorporated.

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Chapman Tripp help Hertz with reorganisation

Leading New Zealand law firm Chapman Tripp acted as domestic counsel to the New Zealand subsidiaries of Hertz, in connection with Hertz Global Holdings Inc’s successful reorganisation and exit from bankruptcy.

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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.

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On ground floor with Precinct in innovative deal

We are pleased to be assisting Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited in its $250m equity raising.

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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.

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King Honey sold to Me Today

Last week, Me Today (NZX: MEE) opened its capital raise to retail investors, to help fund its $36m acquisition of King Honey announced on 31 May 2021.

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Eight experts elevated at Chapman Tripp

We are delighted to announce the promotion of eight Senior Solicitors to Senior Associate, effective 1 June 2021.

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Pacific Radiology makes growth-focused sale

We advised Pacific Radiology Group Limited on all aspects of its strategic sale of a $313m stake to investment company Infratil Limited, creating a platform for PRG to accelerate growth.

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Chapman Tripp maintains market lead in sustainable bonds

We acted as sole legal counsel on two ground-breaking sustainable bond issuances – the first new green bond for Precinct Properties and the first sustainable development Kauri bond for AAA/AAA/Aaa-rated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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Good for Kathmandu, good for the planet

We are pleased to have advised Kathmandu Holdings Limited on a three year AU$300m debt refinancing facility which includes, at AU$100m, the largest syndicated sustainability linked loan to be established by a NZ corporate.

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Chapman Tripp’s green goals shoot beyond expected

The firm has today recorded a 66% decrease in its total carbon emissions following its third year audit with Toitū Envirocare.

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Oceania raises $100m for acquisitions in Auckland

Oceania Healthcare has successfully raised $100m to fund the acquisition of a premium Auckland retirement village, Waterford at Hobsonville Point and its currently leased Franklin site and adjacent land for development.

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solarZero picks up NZGIF’s fifth investment with innovative debt facility

Our experts advised solar energy services company solarZero on a $10m investment from NZGIF, using an innovative mezzanine debt facility – demonstrating public and private sector investment into NZ green initiatives.

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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.

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A humming start to 2021 for NZ’s equity capital markets

We have observed a busy Q1, advising on all major ($5m+) equity capital market transactions on the NZX.

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Big companies better placed to weather COVID-19

Our NZX Top 50 Funding Composition report shows a clear contrast between the Top 25’s security position and that of the Second 25, reflecting the superior credit rating available to New Zealand’s largest companies.

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My Food Bag plates up with legal experts at Chapman Tripp

Today marks a significant milestone for New Zealand well-known brand, My Food Bag, as it lists on the NZX Main Board and ASX following a successful initial public offering.

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Chapman Tripp launch new patent attorney practice

Chapman Tripp Patents, launched today, extends our market-leading intellectual property practice which provides copyright, trade mark, industrial design, commercialisation and litigation support to a blue chip client base.

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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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