Mr Michael Arthur > Chapman Tripp > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
PO BOX 2206
New Zealand

Work Department

Dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency.




Michael co-leads our restructuring & insolvency practice and is a highly experienced commercial litigator.  He regularly acts on commercial and property disputes with a particular emphasis on the finance sector. Michael represents and advises insolvency practitioners and creditors on all aspects of insolvency processes.   He is a member of the Ministerial working group, whose recommendations on insolvency practitioner regulation were accepted by the NZ Government. 


Michael is a member of the New Zealand Law Society and INSOL New Zealand


LLB, Victoria University of Wellington 1989, LLM University of Auckland 2009; Admitted 1990 New Zealand and 1995 England and Wales

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Restructuring and insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Michael ArthurChapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has one of the most prominent restructuring and insolvency practice in New Zealand and has an outstanding track record in debt restructuring and distressed debt, voluntary administration, and the design and implementation of schemes and compromises. It acts for all of the country’s leading insolvency practitioners including KordaMentha and PwC, as well as leading banks such as Bank of New Zealand, ANZ Bank and Westpac. Litigator Michael Arthur and restructuring and insolvency specialist Michael Harper in Auckland are the practice heads. Senior associate Janko Marcetic has substantial experience in acting for company directors facing claims for alleged breaches of duty and regulatory charges. Wellington partner Daniel Kalderimis is an experienced advisor and advocate in large commercial disputes and leads Chapman Tripp’s international law practice.