Chapman Tripp Partner Dermot Ross has been named as New Zealand’s top banking and finance lawyer by Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best 2012 guide. He also received the honour in 2010.
The Best of the Best guide lists leading lawyers from around the world in 13 practice areas. Dermot is one of only two New Zealand lawyers listed in 2012, for any practice area.
Dermot has over 25 years’ experience, and has acted in many of New Zealand's most significant financings, workouts and acquisitions by foreign companies. He is one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded finance lawyers. His principal practice areas are in syndications, capital markets programmes, corporate financing structures, workouts and other complex transactions. He has acted on a number of major securitisations and other structured financings. He is a former president of the Australian-based Banking and Financial Services Law Association.
Dermot is also regularly ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000, Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, and PLC Which Lawyer?.
The Best of the Best guide is produced by the legal arm of respected publishers Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.