Chapman Tripp

Corporate/Commercial Department

New Zealand
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Overview

We have New Zealand’s largest corporate team, allowing us to help clients achieve a competitive edge in today’s market. Our expertise spans the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law, including project managing the legal work stream on complex transactions, developing strategies, and drafting and negotiating contracts.

We play a significant role in merger, acquisition and disposal transactions for our clients. Our team has advised on more M&A work than any other New Zealand firm. We advise on the structure, strategy and implementation of takeovers, schemes, joint ventures and other complex transactions. Our work for international clients has involved some of the most high profile OIO applications in recent times.

Clients value our long history of innovation, strong relationships with regulators and proven ability to get even the most challenging deals across the line. We maximise opportunity, identify and manage risk early on and work strategically with our clients to achieve the outcome they want.

Our track record in Equity Capital Markets makes us best placed to help clients avoid risks and obstacles. Our experience includes pre-offer structuring, IPOs and secondary capital raisings. Our relationships with issuers, lead managers, underwriters, regulators, and government departments and agencies allow us to advise on all securities and capital markets matters. We have acted on 16 of the last 25 IPOs and NZX Main Board listings, more than any other New Zealand firm.