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Chapman Tripp named as leading firm by new Chambers guide

07 March 2011

​Chapman Tripp has been recognised as a pre-eminent New Zealand firm in the latest Asia Pacific guide by international legal publisher Chambers and Partners.

The Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 directory placed Chapman Tripp in the top band for nine practice areas and in the second band for the remaining three areas. Chapman Tripp was the only firm to be placed in the top band for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. The firm also had the most leading lawyers in the banking and finance, competition, dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency areas.

Chambers named 30 leading Chapman Tripp lawyers across all practice areas measured.

Chambers publishes international guides to the legal profession, identifying and ranking the world's best lawyers according to criteria valued by clients, including technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money.

The Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 research results for Chapman Tripp are:


​Practice area Individuals ranked​ Chambers says:​
Banking & finance​ Dermot Ross
John Sproat
Peter Bennett
Mark Reese
Michael Anderson
Cathryn Barber​
This firm is deservedly in the top band."
"We have used them for 20 years for their excellent banking work, technical skill and very current market knowledge."
Corporate/commercial​ Barry Brown
John Strowger
Geof Shirtcliffe
Tim Tubman


Grant David
Lindsey Jones
Neil Anderson

Energy and natural resources

Bradley Kidd

Public law

Andy Nicholls
Frank McLaughlin​
"The lawyers are well known and well respected in New Zealand. They are responsive and effective, and give good opinions that are thoroughly researched.”​
Dispute resolution​ Jack Hodder
Adam Ross
Pheroze Jagose
Doug Alderslade
Bruce Scott​
Jack Hodder is an “excellent lead litigator," while Adam Ross is commended as “personable and very able – he contests the issues that really matter."​
Employment​ Doug Alderslade​ "The team is dedicated and pragmatic, with a commercially focused approach."
Intellectual property​ Matt Sumpter​ "The lawyers are pragmatic and incredibly knowledgeable."​
Real estate​ Matthew Carroll​ "They provide a very smooth service both in terms of their people skills and in dealing with legal issues, and they have a strong team of partners."​
Restructuring/insolvency​ Michael Harper
Michael Arthur
Michael Anderson​
"They are able to give refined legal analysis when required."​
Tax​ Casey Plunket
Craig Elliffe
Graeme Olding​
"They are very helpful when talking about a new product or legislation. They were good at pushing the option through to launch."​
Technology, Media, Telecoms​ Bruce McClintock
Helen Bowie​
It serves the most important clients and does the most work.

A large and resourceful firm offering an incredible range of services.”​

For more information, please visit http://www.chambersandpartners.com/Asia/Firms/8866-41538.

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