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Nine Senior Associate promotions at Chapman Tripp

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Chapman Tripp has announced the promotion of nine senior solicitors to Senior Associate, effective from 1 June.

Nicola de Wit in the Auckland office specialises in resource consent and designation processes under the Resource Management Act 1991. Admitted in August 2012,

Nicola advises national infrastructure providers, property developers, Māori organisations, environmental organisations and other businesses and individuals.

She also assists clients with Local Government Act development contributions and Public Works Act issues.

Hayden Reyngoud in the Auckland office was admitted in October 2012.

He advises on a broad range of banking transactions, with a particular focus on corporate and property finance.

Before joining Chapman Tripp Hayden worked in leading law firms in London and Jersey, advising on a wide variety of financing transactions and specialising in cross-border real estate financing.

Alexander Schumacher is based in the Auckland office and specialises in financial services regulation, insurance and anti-money laundering law.

He was admitted in September 2002 and worked as a senior solicitor in the Office of the Chief tax Counsel at the Inland Revenue Department for over a decade.

Jessica Elder works in the firm’s Wellington office and specialises in various aspects of corporate finance.

She advises borrowers and lenders on syndicated and bi-lateral bank financing, wholesale and retail bond offers and other capital transactions.

Jess was admitted in September 2012 and has practised in Hong Kong as a registered foreign lawyer seconding with Clifford Chance.

Chris Gillies is based in Wellington and was admitted in March 2012.

He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group reorganisations, equity investments, corporate governance and commercial contracts.

Chris re-joined the firm in 2019 after three years in Washington DC where he gained an advanced degree in international business and economic law and admission to the New York State bar.

Sarah Quilliam-Mayne in the Wellington office has extensive experience of commercial litigation and dispute resolution and advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes.

She was admitted in December 2014 and spent five years as a commercial litigator at an international law firm in London before joining Chapman Tripp.

Sebastian Templeton is based in Wellington and specialises in competition and regulatory law, with experience in engaging with regulators and advising on merger control, cartel and other enforcement matters, regulatory matters and overseas investments.

He was admitted in September 2012 and was seconded to Treasury for five months to work on the 2018 reforms to the Overseas Investment Act.

Anthony Wicks in the Wellington office was admitted in December 2011.

He specialises in public law and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He represents clients in judicial reviews, declaratory proceedings and Privacy Act claims, as well as a wide range of commercial disputes, including tort and equitable claims.

Anthony is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Public and Administrative Law Committee

Michelle Nicol is based in the Christchurch office and specialises in insurance litigation with a particular focus on statutory liability and professional indemnity claims. Michelle was admitted in May 2011.

She regularly acts for individuals and organisations involved in Health and Disability Commissioner investigations, Human Rights Review Tribunal proceedings, and Coroner’s inquests.