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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.
Wellington City Council finalises significant deal under the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act
We are delighted to have advised Wellington City Council on its significant deal under the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act. The deal, which includes an innovative funding model which will fund the construction of a new sludge minimisation facility at Moa Point.
Chapman Tripp has been announced as a New Zealand Firm of the Year finalist in the 2023 Women in Business Law Awards, and four of its Partners have also been shortlisted, highlighting their accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession.
Te Waka Ture, Chapman Tripp’s Māori Business Team, finds much to celebrate and reflect on in its Trends & Insights publication Te Ao Māori, released today to mark Matariki.
We are delighted to have advised Vector on the sale of 50% of its New Zealand and Australian metering business, Vector Metering, to QIC Private Capital for an EV of NZ$2.5b and gross proceeds to Vector of NZ$1.7b.
Chapman Tripp has advised Infratil on its $935m equity capital markets raising to part fund the acquisition of Brookfield Asset Management’s 49.9% stake in One New Zealand (One NZ) for $1.8 billion. For more information, read our press release.
Class actions are on a growth trajectory in New Zealand, fuelled by a mix of factors including increased interest from offshore funders, growing share market activism, increasing data security risk, and a stronger consumer focus in commercial regulation. Our latest publication Class Actions in New Zealand takes stock of the class action landscape in New Zealand.
Chapman Tripp advised Connexa on $1.076 billion deal to acquire 2degrees’ passive cell tower assets. Connexa agreed to acquire 1,124 passive mobile telecommunication towers from 2degrees in December 2022 and the transaction is now complete. In connection with the transaction, 2degrees entered into a 20-year services agreement with Connexa, under which Connexa will provide access to space on the towers. 2degrees has also committed to an additional 450 tower tenancies with Connexa.
Chapman Tripp is delighted to have advised New Zealand Steel and BlueScope on the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry partnership funding agreement between NZ Steel and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), to build an electric arc furnace at NZ Steel’s Glenbrook steel works, south of Auckland, for a total cost of around NZ$300 million.
Chapman Tripp is delighted to have scooped up the New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year award at last night’s Australasian Law Awards.
Even before the shocks created by the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse, the New Zealand banking system was undergoing a transformation which will make the next 10 years dramatically different to the last 80, says Chapman Tripp in The banking industry: a look ahead.
The business of nature: new legal opinion outlines emerging expectations on directors to manage nature-related risk
A new legal opinion by Chapman Tripp for The Aotearoa Circle advises that prudent directors and businesses should be starting on the path to identify, assess and manage nature-related risks, particularly if they depend on the environment for their business model.
Our latest NZX/ASX Top 50 Funding Composition Trends & Insights reports that listed companies will face distinct funding challenges this year in a “Chicken Licken” market infused with a sense of impending catastrophe.
We are delighted that Janko Marcetic and Tom Jemson have been recognised as Rising Stars by NZ Lawyer.
Chapman Tripp has assisted on two leading-edge international social bond offers closing within a week of each other, from Impact Investment Exchange and International Finance Corporation.
Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Fonterra on its new partnership arrangements with Nestlé, designed to help reduce New Zealand’s on-farm emissions and help both companies accelerate progress towards their greenhouse gas emission goals.
Chapman Tripp is delighted to announce that Kate Wilson Butler has been appointed as Director of our Climate, Sustainability and ESG practice.
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.
Chapman Tripp has won New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 KangaNews Awards for the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.
The New Zealand infrastructure sector is facing exceptional challenges – economic, financial, environmental, logistical and regulatory – as the Government seeks to create a more sustainable and climate resilient economy in a world which is becoming less predictable.
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.
Chapman Tripp is pleased to have assisted Westpac New Zealand to finance New Zealand’s largest solar project to date – five solar farms, being developed by Lodestone Energy, and constructed in Dargaville, Kaitaia, Waiotahe Valley, Edgecumbe and Whitianga.