The newly promoted lawyer has significant experience with international markets
Chapman Tripp has elevated transactional banking and restructuring specialist Joshua Jones to special counsel.
Jones works with the firm’s financial restructuring and insolvency group alongside partner Michael Harper. He focuses on banking and distressed investment matters.
He has advised New Zealand companies on global restructurings and guided Australia-based administrators on cross-border transactions. He also advised the voluntary administrators and liquidators of Exss Limited in a deal that is currently among the finalists in the New Zealand Law Awards.
Jones began his legal career at Buddle Findlay before relocating to London, where he worked with White & Case and seconded at BNP Paribas. He also served as executive director with international investment bank Nomura International PLC.
Chapman Tripp CEP Nick Wells said that Jones’ overseas experience “gives him that extra edge” and has enabled him to grasp “how to get things done from an international bank’s perspective.”
“Josh’s deep experience in international markets is extremely attractive to Australian, US and UK-based investors looking to invest in distressed assets in New Zealand,” Wells said.
The firm also said that the 11 years of experience Jones gleaned in London made him “ideally placed to advise international clients and investment banks on complex cross-border transactions.”
Jones, who is part of the Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand, will step into his role effective 1 December.
Recently, Chapman Tripp also welcomed three senior associates to the partnership, promoting the head of its Māori legal group.