New Zealand Law Society - Chapman Tripp promotes ten to Senior Associate

Chapman Tripp promotes ten to Senior Associate

Chapman Tripp has announced the promotion of Michael Cardy, Julia Carrington, Laura Green, Tanzam Hossain, Sarah Kettani, Hossein Mehrabi, Rachel Robilliard, Sam Steven, Conor Tinker and Lucia Tolich to Senior Associate.

Top row, from left: Michael Cardy, Julia Carrington, Laura Green, Tanzam Hossain, Sarah Kettani. Bottom row, from left: Hossein Mehrabi, Rachel Robilliard, Sam Steven, Conor Tinker, Lucia Tolich.

Michael Cardy is part of the Auckland Property & Real Estate team. A commercial property specialist, Michael advises both domestic and international clients on a diverse range of transactions, with a particular focus on complex property acquisitions, disposals and leasing. Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Michael worked in venture capital. 

Julia Carrington is based in the Christchurch office as part of the Corporate & Commercial team, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law. She advises clients on a wide range of public and private matters including capital raisings, joint ventures and corporate governance. 

Laura Green is based in Wellington and specialises in competition, regulatory, and international law. She advises a broad range of clients on regulatory compliance matters, including sanctions. Laura is experienced in engaging with the Commerce Commission on investigations, merger clearances, market studies, and other competition and consumer issues. Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Laura worked for several international organisations. 

Tanzam Hossain works in the Auckland Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. Specialising in employment law and health and safety, Tanzam advises clients on a full range of contentious and non-contentious matters. She has acted for employers in health and safety investigations, WorkSafe prosecutions and coronial inquests. Tanzam represents clients at mediation with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and has appeared before the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court. 

Sarah Kettani works in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and is based in Wellington. She specialises in commercial litigation, with a particular interest in complex litigation, insurance law, competition and class action proceedings. She most recently spent four years working in Australia focusing on large scale commercial litigation and class actions. 

Hossein Mehrabi is a registered Trans-Tasman patent attorney and works in the Auckland Patents team. Hossein has almost a decade’s experience working with clients from a wide range of disciplines, with a particular interest in medical devices and innovations in the electrical/electronic engineering space. He assists clients by drafting and prosecuting patent applications and providing advice related to patentability, freedom to operate, infringement and invalidity matters. 

Rachel Robilliard is based in Christchurch as part of the Environmental, Planning & Resource Management team. She advises on a wide range of legal and strategic issues, spanning major developments, infrastructure, contaminated land, hazardous substances, Māori resource management, local government processes and the allocation and management of water and nutrients. Rachel is from Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, and is a member of Te Waka Ture, Chapman Tripp's Māori legal group. 

Sam Steven works in the Christchurch Corporate & Commercial team with a special focus on construction and finance. He advises clients across a range of industries on these matters as well as on restructuring and insolvency, commercial contracting, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial law. 

Conor Tinker is part of the Auckland Tax team. Conor is an experienced tax advisor and has worked with various clients in a range of practice areas, including banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, trusts, property and GST.  

Lucia Tolich works in the Auckland Property & Real Estate team. Lucia is experienced in advising both domestic and offshore clients on complex commercial property transactions, substantial residential and commercial developments, acquisitions, disposals, subdivisions including unit title developments and leasing.