Chapman Tripp ranked top tier across the board by IFLR1000 – again

​Chapman Tripp has retained its top rankings in the latest IFLR1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.

Chapman Tripp is ranked tier one for all practice areas: Banking and Project Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Restructuring and Insolvency.

The 2013 IFLR1000 guide also featured one rising star – Chapman Tripp’s Wellington finance partner Emma Sutcliffe.

Chapman Tripp Managing Partner Mark Reese says he is delighted the firm has retained its top tier rankings.

“It’s good to receive independent feedback that we’re hitting the mark with our clients. And it’s great to see our upcoming lawyers recognised for their commercial acumen as well as technical expertise. We’re pleased to congratulate Emma Sutcliffe on being named a Rising Star.”

IFLR1000 is an international legal guide to top law firms advising on international corporate finance matters.  Its inclusion and ranking of firms and leading lawyers is based on research including interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel in global business and finance centres.

​Practice area​Leading lawyers ​IFLR1000 2013 says:
Banking & project finance
Tier 1 ranking
​Peter Bennett

Dermot Ross

John Sproat
'​"They always find a solution to our concerns," one client says of [Dermot] Ross. "He's very experienced in this area and well respected by his peers and the banking community. He knows his stuff and is no-nonsense and commercial in his approach." Also recommended from the Wellington office is partner Emma Sutcliffe, who is seen as a rising star. One client says; "Expertise in finance and banking, with a keen commercial acumen and practical approach to documentation." Sutcliffe has been noted in particular for her acquisition and structured finance transactions.'
Capital markets
Tier 1 ranking
​Ross Pennington

John Sproat

John Strowger

Roger Wallis
'"While there are individual partners at [other firms] who are as impressive, there's no single firm I rate as high as Chapman Tripp." This quote from one capital markets [client] highlights the esteem with which the firm is held.'
Mergers & acquisitions
Tier 1 ranking
​Barry Brown

John Strowger

Tim Tubman

'"As far as the firm is concerned I rate their technical skills highly across the board. I have always been impressed by their younger solicitors. They have a deep "bench" and clearly select and train very well. They are not cheap but they are competitive and you do get top quality advice. They are obviously a New Zealand firm but I have worked with them advising offshore parties doing inbound M&A and found them to be responsive and sensitive to offshore clients' needs."'

​Restructuring & insolvency
Tier 1 ranking
​Michael Anderson

Michael Arthur

Michael Harper
'​Chapman Tripp maintain a flexible practice advising receivers, accountancy firms and banks. The team has two full time partners and five who cross over with other practice areas. Michael Arthur continues to lead the practice and having been involved in one of the more substantial deals of recent years, the South Canterbury Finance collapse, his experience is invaluable to the team.'

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