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Fiona BennettFiona Bennett

Fiona Bennett

Fiona Bennett

Partner

M:+64 27 209 5871

T:+64 3 353 0341

E:fiona.bennett@chapmantripp.com

F:+64 3 365 4587

Location:Christchurch

Qualifications:

BCom, LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury

Admitted:

2001, New Zealand

Services

Fiona specialises in corporate and commercial law with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, construction and procurement contracts, joint venture arrangements and securities law. 

Fiona advises a variety of companies and other commercial entities across a broad range of industries and also has an in-depth knowledge of the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 and the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003.

Recent experience

Fiona has advised:

  • The Ministry of Health in respect of the redevelopment of Burwood Hospital

  • the preferred consortium (Plenary Ngai Tahu and Carter Group) on the Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct Project

  • Holcim (New Zealand) in relation to its consultancy, supply and construction contracts for its cement import facilities

  • Meridian Energy in the procurement work for its Mill Creek, West Wind and Te Uku wind farms and the refurbishment of its hydro stations

  • Transpower New Zealand Limited in respect of its use of the NEC3 construction and professional service contracts

  • Wynyard Group on its $65m IPO and NZX listing

  • Portacom New Zealand on the New Zealand aspects of a global group restructuring

  • Pacific Radiology Group Limited on its shareholding structure and on the acquisition of Otago Radiology Limited

  • Kathmandu Holdings Limited on aspects of its November 2009 initial public offering

  • Jade Software Corporation on the sale of its healthcare divisional business to a UK listed company, and the purchase of New Zealand and Australian based software companies, and

  • a number of finance companies in respect of their lending activities including Mutual Credit Finance.