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Mercury's new green bond and green financing framework

Chapman Tripp and Mercury today jointly celebrate New Zealand’s first new retail green bond of 2020, totalling $200 million.

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Will COVID-19 and climate change make NZ more litigious?

Read our latest Trends & Insights publication including observations across class actions, litigation funding, climate change-related disputes and the changing environment for access to the courts.

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Certified commitment to environmental sustainability

We meet the requirements of Toitū's carbonreduce® certification programme, having measured our GHG emissions. We are committed to managing and reducing our carbon footprint.

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A dynamic and fresh look for Chapman Tripp

Today is a significant milestone for Chapman Tripp as the firm unveils its dynamic and refreshed look – a modernised visual identity that better reflects the firm’s vision, strategy and people.

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Finance partner recognised as Market Person of the Year

Ross Pennington has been recognised by KangaNews for his contribution to the development of the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.

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Over $2.35b capital raised with equity capital markets experts

Our equity capital markets team has advised clients on capital raisings totalling over $2.35b since NZX Regulation released its COVID-19 relief package.

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Generating social and environmental benefits alongside financial return

We are proud to have advised NZGIF on its investment to help Wellington’s port decarbonise – the first to benefit from NZGIF’s $100m in investment capital.

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Chapman Tripp promotes nine to Senior Associate

Nine Senior Solicitors from across six of our specialist practice areas, have been promoted to Senior Associate.

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Clients’ choice for capital raisings

Our equity capital markets team continues to be in hot demand, acting on more recent capital raisings than any other law firm in NZ..

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Six equity capital raisings in response to COVID‑19, to raise almost $2b

We have been trusted counsel on more capital raisings in response to COVID-19 than any other law firm in NZ.

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Recognised on Most Innovative Firms List

Our technology and innovation business, Zeren, has been recognised on NZ Lawyer’s Innovative Firms list for 2020.

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First 2020 NZX new equity listing

Me Today was the first NZX equity issuer listing under a ‘reverse listing transaction’, after raising $1.5m growth capital amongst the challenging backdrop of COVID-19 lockdown.

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Recovering from COVID‑19: the critical legal pathways

We have published a visual diagram to illustrate the legal pathways required for businesses and economies to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zeren welcomes James Fuller as new CEO

Zeren, Chapman Tripp’s legal tech arm welcomes James Fuller as new CEO.

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Voted top graduate employer in NZ’s legal sector

Students have voted Chapman Tripp as the best law firm to work for in a recent survey conducted by GradNewZealand.

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Tikanga Māori increasingly prevalent in law

NZ is in a period of transformative recognition of tikanga Māori in the law, now more prevalent in legislation and increasingly being recognised as an integral part of decision-making.

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Advising Sky on Lightbox deal

We advised Sky on its purchase of Lightbox, Spark’s streaming TV service.

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Innovation and change abounds for equity capital markets

​New Zealand’s equity capital markets are showing signs of revival, read more in the firm's annual Trends and Insights publication.

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Advising InfraRed Capital Partners on sale of stake in Auckland South Corrections Facility PPP

We advised InfraRed Capital Partners on sale of stake in Auckland South Corrections Facility PPP. The transaction is the first secondary PPP transaction in New Zealand.

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Supporting Vector on sale of Kapuni interests

We assisted Vector over the sale of its Kapuni gas treatment plant and related assets.

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High rankings in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

Chapman Tripp recognised with the highest number of ranked practice areas and individuals in NZ.

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Trade reform needed in wake of global disruption

The multilateral rules-based system, including the WTO, is more important than ever. But the system is under significant stress and its rules need to be updated...

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KangaNews Law Firm of the Year

We have been named NZ Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 KangaNews Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

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Helping Mary Potter Hospice

We are proud to have provided pro bono support to Mary Potter Hospice over its plans to build an apartment complex next to its in-patient facility in Wellington.

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Our three new partners are ground breakers

​In a busy and more demanding environment, we are pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners.

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