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Chapman Tripp hits top tier five times in latest Asia Pacific Legal 500 rankings

18 February 2013

​Chapman Tripp was named as a Band 1 leading firm across five practice areas in the 2013 Asia Pacific Legal 500 guide, and was highly recommended in the remaining four areas.

The firm was recognised as leading in: banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, real estate and restructuring and insolvency.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 guide is based on extensive independent research among lawyers and clients.

Clients said of the firm “a superior practice”, “thinks outside the box” and “practical and commercially astute.”


​Practice Area ​Noted lawyers ​Asia Pacific Legal 500 2013 says:
​Banking and finance
Tier 1 ranking
Michael Anderson
Ross Pennington
Dermot Ross
Penny Sheerin
John Sproat
Emma Sutcliffe
​​"Practical" and "commercially astute".
Corporate and M&A
Tier 1 ranking​
​Barry Brown
John Strowger
Tim Tubman
Roger Wallis
​Chapman Tripp's team - across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - "thinks outside the box".
​Dispute resolution
Tier 1 ranking
​Garth Gallaway
Jack Hodder
Pheroze Jagose
Daniel Kalderimis
Adam Ross
​​Chapman Tripp's Christchurch practice was strenghtened by the arrival of Garth Gallaway... The firm has specialist advocacy capability in the form of 'excellent' in-house senior counsel Jack Hodder, and former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP lawyer Daniel Kalderimis is highly rated for his international arbitration work.
​Real estate and construction
Tier 1 ranking
​Matthew Carroll
Brian Clayton
Mark Nicholson
Bill Sandston
​A ‘superior’ practice.”
​Restructuring and insolvency
Tier 1 ranking
​Michael Arthur
Michael Harper
​Michael Arthur and Michael Harper are recommended.
For full Asia Pacific Legal 500 results visit: http://www.legal500.com/c/new-zealand

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