Chapman Tripp appoints five new senior solicitors

by NZ Lawyer03 Mar 2014
Chapman Tripp has announced the appointment of five new senior solicitors in its Auckland office, effective from today.

Sam Dykes joins the firm’s finance team. He advises clients on a broad range of banking and finance transactions and capital markets transactions and has a particular interest in corporate finance, syndications and property finance.

Phoebe Gibbons joins Chapman Tripp’s financial services team after returning to New Zealand from Linklaters in Shanghai. Gibbons specialises in securities and commercial law. She advises clients on the establishment, restructuring and compliance of investment products and on the full range of legislation affecting financial service providers. Gibbons also advises on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and commercial work.

Jai Nario advises clients on a wide range of New Zealand tax matters, including refinancing, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments and tax disputes. Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Nario gained trans-Tasman experience in "big four" accounting firms, covering Australian and New Zealand tax matters.

Anna Southwell specialises in commercial developments, the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties and leasing work across the office, retail and industrial sectors. She also advises on the property aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters, including receivership and mortgagee sales.

Daniel Street specialises in competition law and commercial dispute resolution. He is returning to the firm after a two-year secondment at Slaughter & May, where he was an associate in the firm’s London competition practice. Street advises on all aspects of competition law from merger and JV issues through to regulatory investigations and contentious matters.
Chapman Tripp is one of New Zealand’s largest firms, employing 53 partners and around 170 other legal staff across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.