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We are looking for a young lawyer with enthusiasm for the law and a strong desire to learn and develop, to join our successful, established Wellington Tax team.

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We are seeking a professional, collaborative Coordinator to provide efficient national support for our People & Culture team to help deliver excellent people practices.

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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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Partnership ‘powers up’ with climate change expert

We are pleased to welcome a new partner with the promotion of Alana Lampitt − a resource management and environmental law practitioner with specialist expertise in climate change regulation and emissions trading.

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Celebrating four promotions to Special Counsel

Four Senior Associates at Chapman Tripp have been recognised as leading practitioners in New Zealand’s legal profession with promotions to Special Counsel, appointments effective from 1 December 2021.

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A sweet result for the South Island Office with Sara Lee purchase

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have assisted New Zealand based investment group the South Island Office (through its investment entities) on all aspects of the AU$95m purchase of consumer favourite Sara Lee from McCain Foods.

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Clean Energy Tool promotes renewable energy projects in New Zealand

We've joined forces with global law firm Simmons & Simmons to provide the New Zealand chapter for its online Clean Energy Tool.

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Chapman Tripp takes the lead with consulting service

Responding to growing demand for combined legal and advisory work, we are New Zealand’s first large law firm to offer a local team of consultants – competing head-to-head with the ‘Big Four’.

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Mercury brings home Tilt’s wind farms

We are pleased to have helped Mercury NZ Limited acquire all of Tilt Renewables Limited’s New Zealand assets, operations and future development options.

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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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