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Who we are


The firm that leads

Our story begins with our people – they are at the heart of everything we do and bring a diverse range of perspectives and experiences to produce leading strategic and commercial advice.

Our ongoing investment in our people and ability to help our clients adapt and thrive in shifting market conditions and navigate regulatory changes has made Chapman Tripp the leading New Zealand law firm it is today.

We have 55 partners and more than 400 staff in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, working collaboratively to lead the way in the market and seeking out ways to do things better and smarter.

Our lawyers work on the largest, most complex and high-value transactions, projects and disputes in New Zealand, providing our clients with strategic, commercial and decisive legal advice. Listening to them and understanding their businesses allows us to deliver solutions-focused, sector-specific advice on corporate and commercial, property, construction, finance, tax, dispute resolution, environmental and government relations issues.

Our values

Our culture is based on five core values, which are much more than words on a page; they underpin everything we do. We expect our people to demonstrate our values in their day-to-day interactions within the firm and with our clients.


Demonstrating outstanding business and legal judgement.


Collaborating seamlessly across teams.


Being agile and courageous.


Being accountable when our values are not lived.


Being leaders in our firm and the community, and creating a sense of belonging and embracing diversity.

Our culture

By striving to create a culture of belonging that focuses on equal opportunity and merit, we provide our people with the tools to be their best.

Manaakitanga, the concept of nurturing respect for each other, is the heart of our culture. How we treat each other is reflected in how we treat our clients and other stakeholders. We are committed to growing diversity and inclusivity in our organisation and making sure every single person feels welcomed and able to deliver their best. We recognise each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics to their work. We actively promote fairness and equal opportunities at all levels, through our wellbeing and diversity programme, career development, learning and development programme, flexible working arrangements, social initiatives, and ongoing support and opportunities.


New Zealand Law Awards: Debt Market Deal of the Year 2022


NZ Lawyer 2x Rising Stars 2023


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