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Chapman Tripp Advises Resolution Life On Acquisition Of Asteron Life For NZ$410m

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 12:50 pm | Chapman Tripp

Leading global life insurance group, Resolution Life, has entered into an agreement, through its trans-Tasman holding company, with Suncorp Group to acquire its New Zealand life insurance company, Asteron Life New Zealand. More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises Eastland Group On Sale Of 50% Stake In Eastland Generation

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:09 am | Chapman Tripp

Eastland Group has sold a 50% stake in its electricity generation business to Japanese construction conglomerate Obayashi Corporation. Chapman Tripp advised long time client Eastland Group on all aspects of the sale including structuring, vendor due diligence, ... More >>

Construction & Major Projects Specialist Promoted To Partner

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 9:21 am | Chapman Tripp

We are pleased to welcome a new Partner with the promotion of construction and major projects specialist, Kylie Mutch . Kylie brings a wealth of experience to large-scale construction projects across a wide variety of sectors, including infrastructure, ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises Pepper Money On Prime Residential Mortgage Portfolio Acquisition

Friday, 29 September 2023, 9:21 am | Chapman Tripp

Pepper Money Limited has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the approximately NZ$1.4 billion New Zealand prime residential mortgage portfolio of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, New Zealand Branch (HSBC). This agreement followed ... More >>

Two New Attorneys For Chapman Tripp Patents

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 11:08 am | Chapman Tripp

We are delighted to announce that two new patent experts have joined our rapidly growing practice, Chapman Tripp Patents. With 20 years of international patents experience, Senior Associate, Toby Larsson Hogman , assists a wide range of clients protect their ... More >>

Debt Capital Markets Heating Up

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 10:55 am | Chapman Tripp

Last week was one of the busiest on record for New Zealand issuers in the debt markets, with six offers pricing over the course of the week. After a slow start this year, the record-breaking issuance levels are a positive indicator of the markets’ health. ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises Vector On Sale Of 50% Interest In Vector Metering To QIC

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 11:52 am | Chapman Tripp

Vector has sold 50% of its New Zealand and Australian metering business (Vector Metering) to investment vehicles managed and advised by QIC Private Capital Pty Limited (QIC) for an EV of NZ$2.5b and gross proceeds to Vector of NZ$1.7b. Vector Metering ... More >>

Class Actions On A Growth Path Making Policy Reform Urgent

Monday, 3 July 2023, 6:41 am | Chapman Tripp

Class actions are on a growth trajectory in New Zealand, fuelled by a mix of factors including increased interest from offshore funders, growing share market activism, increasing data security risk, and a stronger consumer focus in commercial regulation, ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises Connexa On $1.076 Billion Deal To Acquire 2degrees’ Passive Cell Tower Assets

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 2:34 pm | Chapman Tripp

Connexa agreed to acquire 1,124 passive mobile telecommunication towers from 2degrees in December 2022 and the transaction is now complete. In connection with the transaction, 2degrees entered into a 20-year services agreement with Connexa, under which Connexa ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises Infratil On $850m Equity Capital Markets Raising

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 11:43 am | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has advised Infratil on its $850m equity capital markets raising to part fund the acquisition of Brookfield Asset Management’s 49.9% stake in One New Zealand (One NZ) for $1.8 billion. This takes Infratil’s ownership to 99.9% in ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Promotes Eight To Senior Associate

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 5:07 pm | Chapman Tripp

We are delighted to announce that we have promoted eight Senior Solicitors to Senior Associate, with effect 1 June 2023. Brendan Abley, George Spittle, Jasmin Moran, Kishan Gunatunga, Llewellyn Teeling, Meika McHardy, Ryan Bridgman, Sophie Harker ... More >>

Funding In A Difficult Market – NZX/ASX Top 50 Analysis

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 6:36 am | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp’s latest NZX/ASX Top 50 Funding Composition Trends & Insights publication reports that listed companies will face distinct funding challenges this year in a “Chicken Licken” market infused with a sense of impending catastrophe. ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises On Duo Of International Social Bond Offers, Including World First Orange Bond

Friday, 16 December 2022, 10:52 am | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has assisted on two leading-edge international social bond offers closing within a week of each other, from Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and International Finance Corporation (IFC). IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 5 (WLB5) closed on ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Assists Fonterra With Nestlé Partnership To Develop Net Zero Carbon Dairy Farm

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 10:33 am | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Fonterra on its new partnership arrangements with Nestlé, designed to help reduce New Zealand’s on-farm emissions and help both companies accelerate progress towards their greenhouse gas emission goals. The ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Awarded New Zealand Law Firm Of The Year For The Seventh Year Running

Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 11:15 am | Chapman Tripp

  Chapman Tripp has won New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 KangaNews Awards for the Australian and New Zealand debt markets. “We’re thrilled to have been recognised again,” says finance partner, Luke Ford . “We are proud to be ... More >>

Hard Slog For Infrastructure

Monday, 21 November 2022, 3:55 pm | Chapman Tripp

The New Zealand infrastructure sector is facing exceptional challenges – economic, financial, environmental, logistical and regulatory – as the Government seeks to create a more sustainable and climate resilient economy in a world which is becoming ... More >>

NZ$3 Billion Sovereign Green Bond Issuance Set To Stimulate Sustainable Finance Market

Wednesday, 16 November 2022, 12:09 pm | Chapman Tripp

 Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury on New Zealand’s first sovereign green bonds and development of the New Zealand Sovereign Green Bond Framework. The nominal green New Zealand Government Bonds due ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises InfraRed And Northleaf Consortium On $1.7b Acquisition Of Vodafone’s Cellular Tower Network

Friday, 4 November 2022, 12:56 pm | Chapman Tripp

  Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised a consortium comprised of InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital on their acquisition, together with Infratil, of Vodafone NZ’s passive mobile network. The consortium acquired an 80 per cent ... More >>

Westpac’s Financing Heats Up NZ's Largest Solar Project

Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 6:32 pm | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have assisted Westpac New Zealand (Westpac) to finance New Zealand’s largest solar project to date – five solar farms, being developed by Lodestone Energy, and constructed in Dargaville, Kaitaia, Waiotahe Valley, Edgecumbe ... More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises OTPP On Acquisition Of Spark TowerCo In NZ$1.15b Deal

Friday, 14 October 2022, 3:27 pm | Chapman Tripp

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) has acquired 70% of Spark New Zealand’s mobile tower business in a NZ$1.15b deal that closed on 14 October 2022. This transaction is the first carve-out of a mobile network operator’s passive tower infrastructure ... More >>





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