Jessica Elder Jessica Elder

Jessica Elder

Senior Associate


Specialising in various aspects of corporate finance, Jessica advises borrowers and lenders on syndicated and bi-lateral bank financing, wholesale and retail bond offers and other capital markets transactions.

Jess can provide sound counsel to organisations operating across Asia Pacific, and has previously practised in Hong Kong as a registered foreign lawyer seconding with Clifford Chance.

She also advises clients on commercial law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions.

Recent highlights

  • Advised ANZ on New Zealand's first sustainability-linked loan (to Synlait Milk).
  • Advised multiple corporate issuers with bond issuances, including Z Energy, Wellington International Airport, Chorus and Kāinga Ora.
  • Advised Powerco on a range of financing matters, including bank facilities and capital market transactions.
  • Assisted Z Energy on a range of financing matters, including for its acquisition of Chevron New Zealand.
  • Assisted Chorus with its bank facilities, EMTN programme and retail bond offers.
  • Acted for Beijing General Aviation on its 50% investment in Pacific Aerospace.


  • Wellington Young BFSLA Committee member.

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NZ$3 billion sovereign green bond issuance set to stimulate sustainable finance market

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury on New Zealand’s first sovereign green bonds and development of the New Zealand Sovereign Green Bond Framework.

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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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Advising ANZ on New Zealand’s first ESG loan

We worked with ANZ on a ground breaking deal for NZ’s first loan linked to environmental, social and governance measures.

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