NEW ZEALAND firm Chapman Tripp has strengthened its team across the board having recently appointed two partners, two consultants and a principal.
Matt Carroll, a specialist in construction and commercial property law, has been appointed as a partner in the firm’s Auckland office. Carroll, who has been with the firm for eight years, has expertise in advising clients on commercial property sales and acquisitions, on complex commercial developments and on leasing across the industrial, office and retails sectors. He is also experienced in negotiating tender and construction documentation for energy, infrastructure and commercial projects.
John Knight has recently become a partner in the firm’s national environment and resource management group in the Wellington office. An experienced dispute resolution lawyer who has been with the firm for 10 years, Knight has represented clients in litigation across a range of sectors including energy, infrastructure and financial services. He also has particular expertise in maritime and insurance law.
Lyndsey Partridge has just been appointed as a consultant to the firm’s Auckland office, having been a principal of the firm for nine years. Partridge practices with the firm’s private client team and is an expert in advising on charities and in structuring trusts for private clients.
After 20 years as a partner with the firm, Tony Keenan, will also become a consultant to the firm’s Auckland office. He is an experienced property and construction lawyer who is based in thefirm’s Auckland office.
Sam Rowe, a taxation specialist in the firm’s Auckland office, has been appointed as a principal of the firm. He has practised in both Australia and New Zealand and has a particular interest in private equity, GST and cross-border transactions.