New Zealand: Five new senior appointments at Chapman Tripp
Last Updated: 13 February 2011

Managing Partner, Andrew Poole, said the appointments demonstrated the firm’s commitment to developing the country's finest legal talent.

“These appointments further strengthen Chapman Tripp’s tax and finance practices, and reward excellence in our property, real estate and construction team.”

Graeme Olding – Partner, Auckland - Tax

Graeme advises on a wide range of New Zealand tax matters including merger and acquisition transactions and tax disputes. He co-leads Chapman Tripp’s tax litigation practice. Graeme also advises on cross-border structuring issues as well as debt and equity issuances (including Kauri bond programmes). He joined Chapman Tripp in 2009 after more than 10 years in the tax team at another leading New Zealand law firm.

Mark Nicholson – Partner, Auckland - Property, real estate and construction

Mark specialises in property, real estate & construction law, advising on development, acquisitions, disposals and leasing. He acts for a wide range of clients including development companies, institutional investors, charitable trusts and major corporates on a wide variety of commercial property transactions. Mark also has experience acting for overseas investors in New Zealand.

Ross Pennington – Partner, Auckland - Finance

Ross is a highly successful capital markets, banking and structured finance lawyer. He has helped develop new markets, including the Kauri Bond market, and advises a range of local and international issuers and arrangers. He also advises on derivatives transactions and documentation. He is recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 and The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers.

David Patterson – Consultant, Wellington - Tax

David specialises in the structuring of commercial transactions and taxation law, with a focus on corporate and international taxation. He has a proven track record, with over 25 years of law practice. Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, David was a partner at an Australasian law firm. He is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?.

Sarah Jackson – Senior Solicitor, Wellington - Finance

Sarah specialises in corporate finance and taxation law. She has over six years’ legal experience advising various banks, corporates and state-owned enterprises on a range of issues in the corporate finance, acquisition finance, structured finance, securitisation, and general banking fields. Sarah has also advised a range of entities and individuals on taxation issues.

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