Chapman Tripp appoints one new Partner and two new Senior Associates

​Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the appointment of one new Partner and two new Senior Associates in Auckland and Wellington, effective 1 December. 

Cathryn Barber – Partner, Finance, Auckland

Cathryn specialises in banking and finance law and has particular expertise in corporate finance, syndications and property finance.  She acts for both borrowers and lenders on a range of financing transactions, helping them develop innovative funding structures as well as navigate the increasing regulation in the finance sector.

Jarrod Murphy – Senior Associate, Corporate & Commercial, Auckland

Jarrod is an experienced corporate lawyer with broad-based transactional and commercial expertise in the US, European and New Zealand markets, with a particular focus on public and private M&A, joint ventures and capital markets transactions. Prior to rejoining Chapman Tripp in 2011, Jarrod was an Associate at leading New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Vivian Cheng – Senior Associate, Tax, Wellington

Vivian recently joined our Wellington tax team. She has over ten years’ experience advising on all aspects of taxation law.  Her particular expertise lies in corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, cross border taxation and FATCA.  She is also experienced in managing IRD investigations/tax disputes and negotiating tax settlements on behalf of clients. Vivian was previously a Special Counsel at a large New Zealand firm.

“We are delighted to announce that Cathryn is now part of the Chapman Tripp partnership. She has strong relationships with some of our most significant clients, and is known as a savvy, commercially-focused practitioner,” says Managing Partner Andrew Poole. 

“I’m also pleased to congratulate our two new Senior Associates on their appointments,” says Poole.

Chapman Tripp now has 53 Partners, 34 Senior Associates and over 140 other legal staff.

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