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Greer Fredricson

Special Counsel & Community Director

Corporate & commercial

Greer is corporate and commercial law specialist, with particular expertise in complex fund structuring. She provides structuring and general commercial advice for a range of clients including institutional investors, iwi entities and charities.

In March 2021, Greer was appointed as the firm's Community Director. She is a key catalyst for driving our community strategy forward and plays a key role in maintaining our relationship with our community partners.

Greer advises clients on a range of matters including general contracting, joint venture establishment, governance advice and structuring, with a particular emphasis on the use, documentation and establishment of limited partnerships. She has advised on the establishment of, or investment into, multiple private equity, venture capital and impact funds.

Her expertise in limited partnerships developed early in her career, where Greer assisted in the preparation of the independent expert report to the Commerce Select Committee on the Limited Partnerships Bill and a subsequent chapter on limited partnerships for the Laws of New Zealand.

Greer regularly presents on the topic of limited partnerships at conferences and events. She is one of the lecturers of the iwi corporate governance and corporate transactions courses taught at The University of Auckland Law School. Greer is also a member of our Māori Legal Group, Te Waka Ture.

Recent highlights

  • Advised Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation on various private equity, investment, joint venture and governance matters.
  • Advised on the establishment of, and participation of cornerstone investors in, multiple private equity, venture capital and impact funds.
  • Helped a large New Zealand corporate on its shipping and logistics arrangements, including joint ventures.
  • Advised AMP on various transactions including its merger with AXA Asia Pacific Holdings and the sale of AMP Life to Resolution Life, as well as general contracting and governance matters.
  • Worked with Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui Incorporated, including helping with governance issues.
  • Assisted various iwi entities and charities on structuring, governance, charitable and public benefit issues.
  • Advised LanzaTech on its recent capital raisings including its US$60m capital raising, awarded "Cap Raise of the Year" in Biofuels Digest's Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015.

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Chapman Tripp 2023 Community Report

In our 2023 Community Report, we are proud to spotlight some of the many, varied and incredible organisations we have had the privilege to work with, and amazing projects we have participated in, as part of our Community Programme over 2023.

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BLAKE Explorers

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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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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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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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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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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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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Impact investment poised for lift off

​Increasing investor interest, evolving data capability and rapid advances in markets are aligning to create the conditions for a growth surge in impact investment in New Zealand.

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Iwi business flourishing – more benefits for members

The Māori economy has powered beyond $50b and business-savvy iwi are now extending their investment into more social initiatives that directly benefit iwi members.

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