Mr Nick Wells > Chapman Tripp > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
PO BOX 2206
New Zealand

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, Maori.


Chief Executive Partner


Nick is Chapman Tripp’s Chief Executive Partner (Hoa Rangapū Whakarae) responsible for the overall leadership of the firm and driving the firm’s strategy and growth. Nick’s role covers all aspects of the firm’s business and professional responsibilities including client development, partner management and development, and leading the senior management team. He also sits on the firm’s board. In addition to his role as Chief Executive Partner, Nick is a leading expert on corporate structuring for Māori, private equity, businesses and charities and will remain Kaihautū of Chapman Tripp’s Māori Legal Group, Te Waka Ture. The group specialises in providing commercial legal advice to iwi and Māori organisations, and those looking to work with them – focusing specifically on post-Treaty settlement transactions, joint ventures and collective iwi arrangements.


Nick is a member of the New Zealand Law Society


MBA (Hons), IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, BCA (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington and BCom, LLB, University of Canterbury; Admitted 1993 New Zealand and 2000 New South Wales