Mr John Strowger > Chapman Tripp > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
PO BOX 2206
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets.




John specialises in corporate, contract and securities law and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  He advises clients on corporatisation and privatisation exercises, including M&A deals and initial public offerings. John has also been at the legal forefront of the development of the private equity investment industry in NZ, and acts for a number of domestic and offshore private equity investors. 


Member of the New Zealand Law Society


LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury; Admitted 1987

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

John StrowgerChapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has one of the largest corporate and commercial practices in New Zealand, and it has long-standing relationships with some of the country’s largest corporate entities including private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, and a large proportion of companies in the NZX 50. It is recognised as a market leader in both M&A and equity capital markets. Tim Tubman in Auckland leads the corporate practice and co-leads the firm’s China desk. John Strowger is recommended for corporatisation and privatisation exercises, including M&A deals and IPOs. Corporate and securities law expert Roger Wallis, property market ECM and M&A specialist Pip EnglandRachel Dunne who is a leading light in equity capital markets work, up-and-coming partners Joshua Pringle and Lauren Curtayne are also central to the Auckland group, as is Nick Letham in Christchurch. Geof Shirtcliffe is the key partner in Wellington.