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New Appointments At Chapman Tripp

New Appointments At Chapman Tripp
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Chapman Tripp announces the appointments of two partners, one principal and two consultants within the firm.

The appointments further strengthen the firm across a range of specialist areas, including property, environment and resource management, and taxation law.
Managing Partner, Andrew Poole, said that the appointments were a significant step for the firm.

“These appointments demonstrate our commitment, both to our people and to our clients who seek our advice across these areas.”
The new appointments are:

Matt Carroll – Partner, Auckland
Matt specialises in construction and commercial property law. He advises clients on the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties, complex commercial developments and widespread leasing work across the industrial, office and retail sectors. Matt has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating tender and construction documentation for energy, infrastructure and commercial projects. He has been with the firm since 1999 when he joined as a solicitor.

John Knight – Partner, Wellington
John is a dispute resolution lawyer with broad experience of commercial and resource management disputes. He has recently become part of the firm’s strong national environment and resource management group. Since joining the firm ten years ago, he has represented clients on disputes arising across industry areas including energy, infrastructure and financial services. In addition, John has specialised expertise in insurance and maritime law, providing commercial and litigation advice in these areas to domestic and international clients.

Lyndsey Partridge – Consultant, Auckland
Lyndsey practises within the firm’s expanding private client team, specialising in trust structuring for private clients and the emerging charities field. Lyndsey has been with the firm for 17 years, has been a principal for nine years and is its first principal to be appointed a consultant.

Sam Rowe – Principal, Auckland
Sam is a member of the firm’s taxation team. He has in-depth knowledge of both New Zealand and Australian tax law, having practised in both jurisdictions, and has provided critical advice to a number of large New Zealand and Australian clients. Sam has a particular interest in private equity, GST and cross border transactions and has recently advised clients on the establishment of portfolio investment entities (PIE) under the new regime.

Tony Keenan – Consultant, Auckland
After 20 years as a partner, Tony is retiring from the partnership at the end of this year, and will remain with the firm for a further year as a consultant from 1 January 2008. Tony will continue with his established practice in property and construction law.

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