Seven senior promotions at leading law firm

by Miklos Bolza04 Mar 2016
Chapman Tripp has announced the promotion of six senior solicitors and one senior legal advisor with all appointments effective from 1 March.
The new senior solicitors are listed below, along with their locations, teams and specialities:
  • Philip Ascroft (Auckland, Corporate): Corporate and securities law with a focus on equity capital markets, IPOs, capital raisings, mergers & acquisitions, and takeovers
  • Megan Pearce (Auckland, Corporate): Energy, infrastructure, IT & telecommunication in the private and public sectors including consumer protection law and corporate restructuring
  • Ellen Thomson (Wellington, Corporate): Regulatory and competition law in the telecommunications, energy and airport sectors, plus merger control and enforcement matters
  • Russell Weir (Auckland, Corporate): Capital raisings, business acquisitions and corporate advisory work with a focus on acquisitions & partnering arrangements, property syndications and corporate governance
  • Lauren Adams (Auckland/Christchurch, Litigation): Litigation and dispute resolution – with a focus on insurance, health & safety and employment disputes – plus policy response and indemnity for liability insurance products
  • Kellie Arthur (Auckland, Litigation): Litigation and dispute resolution with reinsurance, commercial property, general contract and tort issues – plus has an interest in domestic and international arbitration
Luke Bowers also joins the Corporate team in Auckland as a new senior legal advisor. Bowers specialises in corporate and securities law with a focus on mergers & acquisitions. He also advises on regulatory matters.
NZ Lawyer talked with a spokesperson from the Chapman Tripp human resources department about these new promotions.
“The promotion process is based on the performance of the candidate, how they communicate and work in a team, their rapport with our clients and how they live our values within their daily work,” the spokesperson said.