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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, Pip England, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Pip England

Tel:
Work +64 9 357 9069
Email:
Chapman Tripp

Work Department

Corporate / commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Pip is a partner in our Auckland Corporate team.  He is the former Head of our Corporate Team and is currently a member of our Firm Board.   Pip specialises in M&A and securities offers, with a particular focus in the property sector. His experience includes public and private mergers and acquisitions; property syndications; acting for NZ and offshore parties in commercial transactions including partnership arrangements, supply and outsourcing contracts, and international distribution arrangements; employee share plans, for NZ listed companies and global corporates; and general corporate advisory work.

Member

Pip is a member of the New Zealand Law Society

Education

Bcom and LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury; Admitted 1993


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

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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