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Sam Steven

Senior Solicitor

Corporate & commercial

Sam specialises in corporate and commercial law with a focus on construction and procurement contracts and finance.

He advises clients across a range of industries on construction, finance, restructuring and insolvency, commercial contracting, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial law.

Recent highlights

  • Antarctica New Zealand on the consultancy, procurement and construction contracts for the Scott Base Redevelopment project.
  • Ravensdown in respect of its general construction contracts and procurement arrangements for its ongoing national capital expenditure programme.
  • The receivers of Smiths City Group in relation to the receivership of the Smiths City Group companies.
  • StockCo in respect of its livestock financing, leasing and associated security arrangements, as well as its funding arrangements to facilitate this financing.
  • The South Island Office on its acquisition of Original Foods New Zealand, including assisting with the capital raise and acquisition finance aspects of this transaction.
  • QMS Media on the merger of its New Zealand businesses with MediaWorks Investments and QMS New Zealand on its ongoing general corporate and leasing queries.


  • Restructuring & Insolvency Turnaround Association of New Zealand.
  • Society of Construction Law.

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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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