Chapman Tripp has announced the promotion of seven new senior associates and the recognition of two senior legal advisors, from 1 June.
Joseph Lill in the Christchurch litigation team has been promoted to senior associate.
Joseph specialises in health and safety as well as general civil litigation and insurance law.
He regularly advises clients during investigations and has appeared in District Court and High Court proceedings.
Philip Ascroft in the Auckland corporate team has been promoted to senior associate.
Philip specialises in corporate and securities law.
He has a particular focus on equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, and regularly provides listed company compliance and corporate governance advice.
Luke Bowers in the Auckland corporate team has been promoted to senior associate.
Luke’s expertise lies in corporate and securities law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
He advises clients on a broad range of transactions, including private mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, reorganisations and capital raisings, on Overseas Investment Act matters.
Tom Cleary in the Auckland litigation team has been promoted to senior associate.
Tom is an experienced commercial litigator who is skilled in advising and representing clients in complex disputes.
He has particular expertise in intellectual property, media, trusts, contract and consumer protection law.
Robert Grignon in the Auckland tax team has been promoted to senior legal advisor.
Robert is a tax specialist advising on all aspects of New Zealand tax law, with a particular focus on M&A transactions, cross-border investment, property transactions and post-settlement iwi corporate structuring.
Sam Holden in the Auckland litigation tream has been promoted to senior associate.
Sam specialises in commercial litigation with a particular focus on banking and finance, insolvency and construction disputes.
He also represents clients in connection with regulatory investigations and proceedings by the Commerce Commission, Securities Commission, Financial Markets Authority and Serious Fraud Office.
Jacob Kerkin in the Auckland litigation team has been promoted to senior associate.
Jacob is an experienced commercial litigator with expertise in a broad range of disputes, including those relating to property and construction, class actions, banking and finance, contract and tort.
Amelia Markram in the Auckland property team has been promoted to senior legal advisor.
Amelia specialises in construction and major projects, advising clients on the front and back ends.
She has extensive experience in large scale construction contracts and consultancy arrangements on a wide range of projects.
Kylie Mutch in the Auckland property team has been promoted to senior associate.
Kylie works with developer and contractor clients on domestic and international construction projects across a wide variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, mining, energy and infrastructure.