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

Chapman Tripp
PO BOX 2206
New Zealand

Work Department

Banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency.




Michael co-leads our restructuring & insolvency law team and he is a partner in our finance team.  Michael has been involved in most of New Zealand’s significant restructurings and insolvencies over the last 15 years.  He has extensive international restructuring and insolvency experience, having worked in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok and London. 


Member of the New Zealand Law Society


BA, LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury; Admitted 1994

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Restructuring and insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Michael HarperChapman 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.