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Chapman Tripp

23 ALBERT STREET, PO BOX 2206, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 357 9000
Fax:
Fax +64 9 357 9099
DX:
DX 89 AUCKLAND
Email:
Web:
www.chapmantripp.com
Chapman Tripp, Roger Wallis, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Roger Wallis

Tel:
Work +64 9 357 9077
Email:
Chapman Tripp

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. 

Member

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


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Roger Wallis - Chapman Tripp

Within: Corporate and M&A

Chapman Tripp has one of the country's largest corporate and commercial practices and, in 2017, it handled the largest volume of work of any firm. It acts for all of the major New Zealand private equity firms, both of the country's sovereign wealth funds (Guardians of NZ Superannuation Fund and Accident Compensation Corporation), and more than 30 of the top 50 NZX-listed companies. Among its clients are Vector, Z Energy, Royal Dutch Shell and Zurich Insurance Group. The practice is led from Auckland by Tim Tubman, whose  recent highlights include acting for New Zealand Superannuation Fund on the purchase of a 41% stake in Fidelity Life Assurance. Pip England, who stands out for M&A and property syndication matters, also led that transaction. Roger Wallis advised Trilogy on its NZ$205m sale of shares to CITIC Capital Partners. John Strowger acted for Pencarrow Private Equity in the sale of clothing manufacturer Icebreaker. Also recommended are ECM expert Rachel Dunne and Joshua Pringle. Josh Blackmore is the key partner in Wellington and he counts Beach Energy among his clients.

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