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Asha Trotter

Asha Trotter

Senior Associate

M:+64 27 383 3663

T:+64 4 498 6389


F:+64 4 472 7111



BA/LLB (hons), University of Otago




​Asha specialises in financial services regulation and corporate law.

Asha re-joined Chapman Tripp in 2015 after working in-house at a major multinational in Germany.  Prior to first joining Chapman Tripp in 2010, Asha worked at a specialist corporate and finance firm in Auckland.  

Asha advises a wide range of financial markets participants on the regulatory landscape applicable to their business.  She has also advised on a number of major IPOs, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters.


Asha has:

  • advised registered banks and other major financial institutions on New Zealand’s financial markets legislation
  • worked extensively with registered banks and other financial markets participants to advise on the implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, including on secondment roles
  • acted for a major energy company on the long-term charter of two new-build LNG vessels and related LNG infrastructure arrangements
  • advised Z Energy and its shareholders, Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, on the $840m initial public offering of Z Energy and associated NZX and ASX listings, and
  • acted for the New Zealand business of an international insurer in respect of its group restructure, including the transfer of New Zealand-based assets and portfolios to an offshore entity.

Asha has also assisted:

  • the merger parties on the merger of MARAC Finance, Canterbury Building Society and Southern Cross Building Society to form Heartland Building Society
  • AMP NZ Office Trust on its corporatisation into AMP NZ Office Limited
  • Shell on the divestment of its New Zealand downstream fuels business
  • an offshore investment fund in relation to its investment in, and recapitalisation of, a major New Zealand forestry company, and
  • a major offshore investment bank in relation to its strategic alliance with a New Zealand investment advisory firm.