Mr Tim Tubman > Chapman Tripp > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
PO BOX 2206
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets.




Tim is a specialist corporate lawyer with particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He advises international and domestic clients on M&A, takeovers, schemes of arrangement and IPOs. Tim’s clients include private equity funds, listed and unlisted corporates and overseas investors. He is the head of the National Corporate team, co-heads the Chapman Tripp China Desk, and is a former board member of the NZ Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.


Tim is a board member of the New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and a member of the New Zealand Law Society


BCom, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland; Admitted 1999

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Tim TubmanChapman 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.