Nick Letham Nick Letham

Nick Letham


Corporate & commercial

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance.

Advising across a range of industries, he has particular expertise in the retirement village and aged care sectors, and agribusiness in New Zealand and Australia. Nick also advises on joint ventures, supply and distribution contracts and other commercial arrangements.

He has acted for a range of clients on business and share sale and purchase transactions, joint ventures, supply and distribution arrangements (both in New Zealand and overseas) and other types of commercial arrangements.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • Ravensdown on corporate governance and commercial arrangements
  • Ryman Healthcare on the retirement villages statutory regime, healthcare legislation and associated areas and its corporate/commercial issues and activities
  • Arvida on its acquisition of retirement villages and aged care facilities, including its recent acquisition of Bethlehem Country Club, Bethlehem Shores and Queenstown Country Club villages
  • Market Gardeners on its investments in a range of businesses in New Zealand and Australia
  • NZ Merino on a range of projects and initiatives including its partnerships with universities and government agencies
  • Gough Group on the sale of its CAT and Transport businesses to Sime Darby for $211m.

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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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$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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Our three new partners are ground breakers

​In a busy and more demanding environment, we are pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners.

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