Tim specialises in cross-border and financial services mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He advises international and domestic clients on M&A, takeovers, schemes of arrangement and initial public offerings (IPOs).

Tim's clients include listed and unlisted corporates, private equity funds and inbound investors.

He leads our national Corporate team and co-heads the firm’s China Desk, advising Chinese and international clients on investment matters, including obtaining Overseas Investment Office approvals.

Tim is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and Chambers Global 2020. He is also highly regarded by IFLR1000 2020, and recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • AMP on the sale of AMP Life to Resolution Life Group for AU$3.3b
  • ANZ Bank on its sale of OnePath Life  for $700m, to specialist global insurer Cigna Corporation
  • Shell on the sale of its New Zealand upstream oil and gas operations to Vienna-based OMV for $794m
  • Partners Life on Blackstone Group's $200m investment into the insurer
  • Arvida Group on its IPO and NZX Main Board listing, in conjunction with an acquisition of 17 aged care facilities for scrip for a deal value of $329m.

Affiliations

  • Former council member of the New Zealand Private Capital.

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Winner at the 2019 Australasian Law Awards

​Chapman Tripp’s corporate and commercial team scooped up New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year and Partner John Strowger won New Zealand Dealmaker of the Year at last night’s Awards.

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Chapman Tripp celebrates 2019 INFINZ winners

The sale of Seequent to Accel-KKR and the subsequent Seequent acquisition of Geosoft (financial advisor: Murray & Co) and Milford Asset Management, are this year’s winners...

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M&A market: Strong demand for now but threats from abroad and at home

Buyer interest is strong going into this year but this momentum is threatened by developments abroad and at home, Chapman Tripp says.

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Chapman Tripp tops 2018 M&A league tables

We acted on more Merger and Acquisition (M&A) deals than any other New Zealand law firm in 2018.

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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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