Clients, awards & innovation


Strategic, commercial, decisive

We work on complex and challenging legal and commercial projects and advise major New Zealand and multinational organisations across the full spectrum of government, industry and commerce.

Our clients are shaping New Zealand and we love the thrill of immersing ourselves in their world to help them achieve their goals.

Our clients are diverse working across different sectors and industries; and include major banks, financial institutions and investment funds, and corporates including Auckland Council, Beca, Chorus, Fletcher Building, Microsoft, Mercury, NZ Transport Agency, Powerco, Transpower, Treasury and Vector. We also work with airports, local and central government entities, iwi around New Zealand and have strong referral relationships with international law firms.

Over the past three years, Chapman Tripp has advised on more mergers and acquisitions work than any other New Zealand firm, including a number of New Zealand’s major cross-border deals.

While we don’t measure our success by the number of awards we have won, they do reinforce the value of the results we achieve for our clients and the pride everyone in the firm takes in their work. Here are a few recent achievements we’re proud of:

  • Large Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand Law Awards 2019
  • New Zealand Deal of the Year – New Zealand Law Awards 2019
  • New Zealand Law Firm of the Year – KangaNews Awards 2019
  • New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year – Australasian Law Awards 2019

“At Chapman Tripp I’ve been able to experience the best work the New Zealand legal market has to offer.”

Sam WalkerSummer Clerk


Technology is changing the way legal services are delivered and consumed. We are leading this evolution in the New Zealand market through Zeren – Chapman Tripp’s technology and innovation business. Its purpose is to deliver automated, legal technology services that help clients become more efficient, improve performance and manage risk. What makes Zeren different is that Chapman Tripp’s legal expertise is built into, and delivered through, Zeren’s solutions.

Zeren works closely with partners and lawyers across the firm. As a clerk at Chapman Tripp you will have the opportunity to see and experience innovation with technology in areas that matter to you and your clients – as we create the future of law in New Zealand together. It’s an exciting time to join the firm!

“Attending regular client meetings has been incredible. Sitting in meetings with some of New Zealand’s most influential business people has been an incredible experience that you wouldn’t get anywhere but CT”

Harry LeggettSummer Clerk