Mr Justin Graham > Chapman Tripp > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
PO BOX 2206
New Zealand

Work Department

Dispute resolution, insurance, intellectual property




Justin has over 15 years’ experience as a commercial litigator specialising in intellectual property and TMT.  Justin advises a number of high profile clients on IP matters in all areas of IP law. Justin has lectured on intellectual property subjects at Masters level in the law and science faculties at the University of Auckland, and is also the author of the New Zealand chapter of International Copyright Law published in 2013 by Globe Law and Business.  Justin is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and is regularly sought out by media for comment on IP issues.


Justin is a member of the New Zealand Law Society


BA, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland LLM, St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Justin GrahamChapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp handles some of the most significant commercial disputes in New Zealand before all levels of the courts and a range of alternative dispute resolution fora. It frequently acts for large domestic and international companies in complex and high-stakes multi-jurisdictional proceedings. Justin Graham, who specialises in media, defamation, IP, privacy, IT and iwi matters, leads the national dispute resolution group from Auckland, where John McKay has more than 30 years’ experience in construction, M&A, PI insurance and media law disputes. Newly promoted partner Laura Fraser is an experienced advocate and commercial litigator has appeared in all courts up to and including the Supreme Court. In Wellington, Daniel Kalderimis leads the firm’s international law practice and is ‘a good guy for international arbitration‘. Bruce Scott is a senior dispute resolution expert who specialises in commercial and public law litigation, both in the High Court and in private arbitrations.

New Zealand > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Justin GrahamChapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has one of the most experienced IP teams among the New Zealand’s full-service firms. It represents some of the country’s largest businesses including Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Fonterra on business-critical IP matters, as well as acting for leading global technology and entertainment companies. The firm’s active corporate practice is backed up with extensive IP commercialisation expertise and a strong contentious IP practice. IP, competition law and civil litigation specialist Matt Sumpter leads the practice from Auckland, where Kelly McFadzien handles corporate matters with an emphasis on IP, notably in the TMT sector. IP and TMT litigation partner Justin Graham and rising star senior associate Tom Cleary are also highly recommended. Tim Sherman is the key partner in Wellington for outsourcing, IP and TMT transactions.