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Partner on important NZX governing body

Chapman Tripp partner Rachel Dunne has been appointed a foundation member of the NZX Corporate Governance Institute, which NZX expects will become a centre of excellence for corporate governance in New Zealand’s listed companies.

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Chorus taps the European bond markets for successful refinance

We were pleased to help Chorus complete its first issue of European medium term notes (EMTN) since 2019 and its first ‘any and all’ tender offer - to repurchase existing EMTNs due to mature in 2023.

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NZ Debt Capital Markets Guidelines

The New Zealand Debt Capital Markets Guidelines, released yesterday by the New Zealand Financial Markets Association (NZFMA), are a welcome development which will support the continued growth of New Zealand’s wholesale bond market.

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Sharing jubilance with long-term client Partners Life

This month global life insurance specialist Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc announced the purchase of 100% of the shares in Partners Group Holdings Limited, the parent company of Partners Life Limited.

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Sale of Kiwi Wealth business to Fisher Funds

We are pleased to have advised Kiwi Group Holdings Limited (KGHL) on the sale of Kiwi Wealth to Fisher Funds for NZ$310 million.

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Expanding our patent-attorney service offer

We are celebrating another milestone in the growth of our specialist patent-attorney firm, Chapman Tripp Patents (CT Patents), with the appointment of a new senior patent attorney.

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Assisting Oceania on sustainability-linked loan

We are pleased to have assisted retirement village operator Oceania Healthcare Limited with a $500m sustainability-linked loan, and with developing a sustainable finance framework.

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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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Breaking into 1st division for sustainable finance

New Zealand is currently a not-so-fast follower in global terms for sustainable finance. Even though on an upward trajectory, other countries are setting a cracking pace.

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Time for directors to bring their best game to the board

“Any director who thought that, once the world entered post-pandemic mode, things would settle down and life would be easier – will be well and truly disabused of that notion by now.”

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Inspiring young people to take action for the environment

Following three successful pilots, BLAKE is expanding delivery of its Explorers programme across Auckland in 2022 with support from Chapman Tripp.

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Helping Precinct Properties to next stage

We are pleased to have assisted Precinct Properties New Zealand (NZX: PCT) to achieve a ground-changing strategic partnership with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.

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Cautious optimism for NZX Top 50 with tough terrain ahead

Our latest NZX Top 50 Funding Composition Trends & Insights publication reports that New Zealand’s largest companies have a shared optimism for their ability to raise funds, in what looks to be a challenging year ahead.

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Major Dutch Bank enters Kauri Bond market

We were pleased to assist a new international sustainable bond issuer to enter the NZ Kauri Bond market.

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Helping The Selwyn Foundation help others

We are pleased to have been able to assist The Selwyn Foundation to sell half of its retirement village portfolio so that it can substantially strengthen its charitable mission.

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Philip Ascroft recognised for exceptional young talent

Philip Ascroft, a highly respected senior lawyer within our market-leading equity capital markets (ECM) practice, has been recognised by NZ Lawyer as a Rising Star.

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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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Supporting a step-change in scale for Smartshares

We advised Smartshares on the purchase of the management rights of the ASB Superannuation Master Trust from ASB Group Investments Limited.

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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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Winton lands $350m with assistance from Chapman Tripp

We assisted residential land developer Winton Land Limited to raise $350m through an IPO and to list on both the NZX Main Board and the ASX.

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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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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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Chapman Tripp helps solarZero illuminate NZs solar energy resources

We are proud to have assisted solarZero to bring climate friendly solar energy to schools across New Zealand, advising the business on new funding from NZGIF.

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