Mr Roger Wallis > Chapman Tripp > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
23 ALBERT STREET
PO BOX 2206
AUCKLAND 1140
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate / commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Roger specialises in corporate and securities law. He advises on business reorganisations, public offers, corporate takeovers, M&A, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, regulatory compliance and general corporate law issues. Roger has been actively involved with corporate and securities law reform proposals over a number of years, working closely with government officials and regulators, and providing expert comments.  He is a member of the Takeovers Panel, the NZ Institute of Directors, the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ (INFINZ) and the executive of the Listed Companies Association. He was also the Chair of Chapman Tripp’s Board for three years. 

Memberships

Roger is a member of the Takeovers Panel, the New Zealand Institute of Directors, the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ) and the executive of the Listed Companies Association.

Education

BCom and LLB (Hons), University of Auckland; Admitted 1993

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Roger WallisChapman 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.