New Zealand: Chapman Tripp tops NZ rankings in latest international research
Last Updated: 22 October 2010

With the most leading lawyers among New Zealand firms, Chapman Tripp has topped the rankings in the 2011 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.

Practice area Leading lawyers IFLR1000 2011 says:

Banking and project finance

Tier 1 ranking

Peter Bennett

John Sproat

Nick Wells

"They are a very experienced firm, involved in most, if not all, debt restructurings and corporate issues," says a corporate client.

"Their expertise and industry knowledge, coupled with their large research and resource facilities, shows they're absolutely committed to providing great service," says a commercial banking client.

Capital markets

Tier 1 ranking

Hamish Foote

Frank McLaughlin

John Strowger

John Sproat

"We consider their expertise, depth of skills and reliability as standout qualities," says a trusted advisor.

"The quality and timeliness of the service and advice had been excellent, and we have developed a very good relationship with them over the years," says a loyal client. "They build a solid knowledge of our business activities."

Mergers & acquisitions

Tier 1 ranking

Barry Brown

John Strowger

"They are very focused but they don't overdo things," says a corporate client. "We enjoyed their timely advice and felt that they were very easy to deal with."

Of Strowger, an Australian client says: "He is a very good technical expert in his field as he can think quite strategically and take into account the commercial context when looking at a problem."

Restructuring & insolvency

Tier 1 ranking

Michael Arthur

Michael Harper

Tim Tubman

Roger Wallis

"I frankly consider Chapman Tripp to be the best provider of legal services in the country," says a company director. "Their attention to detail is exceptional, their advice is always on the mark and their turnaround always meets my expectations."

"I mainly refer to Michael Arthur and Michael Harper," says a client. "They are both exceptionally talented inpiduals and Michael Arthur's knowledge on the Personal Property Securities Act is unsurpassed."

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