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Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is a dynamic and innovative commercial law firm at the leading edge of legal practice in New Zealand. With around 55 partners and 400 staff across offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, the firm supports clients to succeed across industry, commerce and government.

The firm is known as the ‘go to’ for complex, business-critical strategic mandates across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law. Chapman Tripp’s expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, Māori business, litigation and dispute resolution, employment, health and safety, government and public law, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, media and telecommunications, real estate and construction, energy, environmental and natural resources, and tax.

Chapman Tripp’s sustainability strategy encompasses four key workstreams: contributing to the community, giving back through pro bono work, being a responsible employer, and working sustainably.

Chapman Tripp meets the requirements of Toitū's carbonreduce® certification having measured its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accordance with ISO 14064-1:2006. The firm is committed to managing and reducing its emissions and has developed a GHG emissions management plan and reduction targets.

The firm is a member of the Sustainable Business Network and belongs in The Aotearoa Circle, a unique partnership of public and private sector leaders, focused on the pursuit of sustainable prosperity and reversing the decline of New Zealand’s natural resources. Chapman Tripp actively contributes to the Sustainable Finance Forum’s report and roadmap on how New Zealand can move to a more sustainable financial system.

In conjunction with The Aotearoa Circle, in 2019 Chapman Tripp legal experts led a ground-breaking assessment on the duties of company directors and fund (scheme) managers to assess climate change risk in their decision-making. In 2020, the firm also published a toolkit for directors, on management of climate change risk in New Zealand and intended to make climate risk manageable for boards.