Asha Trotter

Asha Trotter

Senior Associate, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 4 498 6389

M:+64 27 383 3663

E:asha.trotter@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BA, LLB (hons), University of Otago

Admitted

2009, New Zealand

​Asha specialises in financial services regulation and corporate law.

Asha re-joined Chapman Tripp in 2015 after working in-house at a major multinational in Germany. Prior to first joining Chapman Tripp in 2010, Asha worked at a specialist corporate and finance firm in Auckland.

Asha advises a wide range of financial markets participants on the regulatory landscape applicable to their businesses. She has also advised on a number of major IPOs, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters.

Recent experience

Asha has:

  • advised registered banks and other major financial institutions on New Zealand’s financial markets legislation
  • worked extensively with registered banks and other financial markets participants to advise on the implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, including on secondment roles
  • acted for a major energy company on the long-term charter of two new-build LNG vessels and related LNG infrastructure arrangements
  • advised Z Energy and its shareholders, Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, on the $840m initial public offering of Z Energy and associated NZX and ASX listings
  • acted for the New Zealand business of an international insurer in respect of its group restructure, including the transfer of New Zealand-based assets and portfolios to an offshore entity
  • assisted the merger parties on the merger of MARAC Finance, Canterbury Building Society and Southern Cross Building Society to form Heartland Building Society
  • assisted AMP NZ Office Trust on its corporatisation into AMP NZ Office (now Precinct Properties)
  • assisted Shell on the divestment of its New Zealand downstream fuels business
  • assisted an offshore investment fund in relation to its investment in, and recapitalisation of, a major New Zealand forestry company, and
  • assisted a major offshore investment bank in relation to its strategic alliance with a New Zealand investment advisory firm.
Corporate & commercial; Financial services regulation; International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions

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