Tim Tubman

Tim Tubman

Tim Tubman

Partner, Auckland

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 9 357 9076

M:+64 27 344 2178



BCom, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland


1999, New Zealand

Tim specialises in cross border and financial services mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He advises international and domestic clients on M&A, takeovers, schemes of arrangement and IPOs. His clients include listed and unlisted corporates, private equity funds and inbound investors.

He leads Chapman Tripp’s corporate team and co-heads the firm’s China Desk, advising Chinese and international clients on investment matters, including obtaining Overseas Investment Office approvals.

Recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 and Chambers Global 2020. Also recognised as highly regarded by IFLR1000 2020 and as a leading individual in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • AMP on the sale of AMP Life to Resolution Life Group for AU$3.3b
  • ANZ Bank on its sale of OnePath Life NZ for $700m to specialist global insurer Cigna Corporation
  • Shell on the sale of its New Zealand upstream oil and gas operations to Vienna-based OMV for $794m
  • Partners Life on Blackstone Group's $200m investment into the insurer
  • Arvida Group on its IPO and NZX Main Board listing, in conjunction with an acquisition of 17 aged care facilities for scrip for a deal value of $329m.


Former council member of the New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Corporate & commercial; Corporate governance; Equity capital markets; International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Private equity; Restructuring & insolvency





Banks & financial institutions; China Desk; Construction & major projects; Energy & natural resources; Government; Infrastructure; Māori law; Technology, media & telecommunications