Eight new senior associates at Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the promotion of seven new senior associates in our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices and to welcome a new senior associate to our Auckland Finance team.


Joanna Bain

Joanna specialises in environmental, planning and resource management law. She advises on district and regional planning, consenting and compliance issues, major infrastructure, and transportation projects.

Emma Harding

Emma specialises in securities, corporate and commercial law, concentrating principally on the areas of superannuation, KiwiSaver, managed funds and privacy. She advises a range of KiwiSaver schemes and provides innovative legal and commercial solutions for a variety of clients and products - many of which have been the first of their type in the market.

Callum Harper

Callum joins Chapman Tripp from another leading New Zealand law firm.  He has experience across a wide array of finance transactions, with particular expertise in acquisition finance and project finance. 

Jane Innes-Jones

Jane advises clients on a broad range of banking and finance transactions and has a particular interest in corporate finance, syndications and property finance. She also advises banks and insolvency practitioners on the restructuring and enforcement of distressed assets.

Tessa Kennings

Tessa specialises in commercial property law. She advises both public and private sector clients on a range of property acquisition, management and disposal activities, including complex leasing agreements and OIO applications.


Sarah Jackson

Sarah specialises in corporate finance law. She advises banks, financial institutions and corporates on a range of issues in the corporate finance, acquisition finance, structured finance, securitisation, and general banking fields.

Greg Wise

Greg is a member of Chapman Tripp’s commercial team, specialising in commercial property, infrastructure and construction law.  Greg also advises a broad range of clients on contracting issues, with a particular expertise in telecommunications and IT services contracts. 


Ben Williams

Ben is a member of Chapman Tripp’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, specialising in natural resources and urban infrastructure.  Ben has broad experience in the energy and agricultural sectors.

Chapman Tripp now has 52 Partners, 41 Senior Associates, 18 Senior Solicitors and over 120 other legal staff.

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Related topics: Environment, planning & resource management; Funds; Finance; Restructuring & insolvency; Litigation & dispute resolution; Corporate & commercial

Environment, planning & resource management; Funds, KiwiSaver & superannuation; Finance; Restructuring & insolvency; Property & real estate; Litigation & dispute resolution; Corporate & commercial

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