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Pip England

Chief Executive Partner
Auckland

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At the helm of Chapman Tripp, Pip is responsible for leading the firm and driving strategy.

Working across the firm, Pip leads our business and professional responsibilities including client and partner management. For the past three years, he has also been serving on the Chapman Tripp board.

He lives and breathes our firm’s values. Under his leadership, Pip will enable our people to think and act in ways that challenge the perceptions of a traditional law firm, underpinning the relationships we have with our clients and with each other.

Prior to his role as Chief Executive Partner, Pip was a leading expert in our Auckland Corporate team with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, property syndications and other corporate property transactions, for international and domestic clients. He was also the relationship partner for several of the firm’s priority clients for a number of years.

With our strong position in the New Zealand market, Pip will confidently lead the firm on its continued path of success, supporting our clients to thrive and finding opportunity in the current market.

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Chapman Tripp promotes ten to Senior Associate

Chapman Tripp has announced the promotion of Michael Cardy, Julia Carrington, Laura Green, Tanzam Hossain, Sarah Kettani, Hossein Mehrabi, Rachel Robilliard, Sam Steven, Conor Tinker and Lucia Tolich to Senior Associate, with effect 1 June 2024.

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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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Celebrating twelve new Senior Solicitors

Chapman Tripp is delighted to announce the appointment of 12 new Senior Solicitors, effective 1 December, 2023.

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Chapman Tripp advises on multiple winning deals at 2023 New Zealand Law Awards

Chapman Tripp is proud to have advised on four of the winning deals at this years’ New Zealand Law Awards: M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Market Deal of the Year, Mid-Market Deal of the Year and Project Finance Deal of the Year. Demonstrating the breadth of Chapman Tripp’s transactional practices, the firm also advised on ten deals that were recognised with excellence awards.

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New Property Partner for Chapman Tripp Christchurch

We are delighted to announce that Ingrid Taylor is joining our Christchurch team as a Partner in our Property practice. Ingrid is an experienced and successful property practitioner, and previously led Christchurch firm, Taylor Shaw.

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Eight promoted to Senior Associate

We have promoted eight Senior Solicitors to Senior Associate, with effect 1 June 2023. Brendan Abley, George Spittle, Jasmin Moran, Kishan Gunatunga, Llewellyn Teeling, Meika McHardy, Ryan Bridgman, Sophie Harker have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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Chapman Tripp wins NZ Deal Firm of the Year award at the Australasian Law Awards

Chapman Tripp is delighted to have scooped up the New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year award at last night’s Australasian Law Awards.

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Chapman Tripp creates Director role to support growing Climate, Sustainability and ESG practice

Chapman Tripp is delighted to announce that Kate Wilson Butler has been appointed as Director of our Climate, Sustainability and ESG practice.

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Congratulations to our new Senior Solicitors

We are delighted to have appointed nine new Senior Solicitors. Justin Kim, Andrea Curcio Lamas, Harry Pye, Emma Littlewood, Alexandra Bensemann, Stephanie Knowler, Ash Hebden, Ffion Davies, and Jun Kim have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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Milestone achieved on diversity and inclusion programme with Rainbow Tick

Having received a preliminary pass in December last year, we have met the criteria to be certified with the Rainbow Tick, signifying our ongoing dedication to ensuring our people can be their authentic selves in the workplace.

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Celebrating eight new senior associates

Julia Adams, Liora Bercovitch, William Cheyne, Richard Hutchison, Tom Jemson, Rachael Jones, Guy Jones, and Rosa McPhee have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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New Zealand’s longest serving law firm partner retires

Arthur Young, a law veteran and Chapman Tripp senior partner, enters his retirement after 65 years of service to New Zealand’s legal profession.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pip England appointed Chief Executive Partner

Chapman Tripp has appointed Pip England as the firm’s new Chief Executive Partner, succeeding Nick Wells.

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Chapman Tripp trumpets sale of Tip Top

Advising Fonterra on the sale of its iconic ice-cream brand Tip Top to global ice cream manufacturer Froneri for $380m.

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International trade up in the air

Predicted international trade events in 2017 fared well, the firm is now looking at what to expect in 2019.

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M&A off to strong start, but challenges on the horizon

​Regulatory risk featured large in the mergers and acquisitions market last year and is shaping up to be a big factor again this year.

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