Chapman Tripp makes senior appointments

The firm has promoted five in Wellington and Auckland

Chapman Tripp makes senior appointments

Chapman Tripp has promoted five lawyers to senior positions.

Kate Yesberg, Julian Brown, Aradhna Lal-Grech, Jeremy Upson, and Janko Marcetic have been promoted to senior associate as recognition for their leadership, talent, and dedication, said Nick Wells, Chapman Tripp chief executive partner.

The promotions cover three of the firm’s practice groups and span its Wellington and Auckland offices.

Yesberg, a part of the firm’s corporate and commercial team, has particular focus on acting for public- and private-sector clients in regulatory design and governance issues. She has also advised on policy and law reform in numerous Pacific Island countries and acts for public and private international law issues.

Kate Yesberg

Brown, who is a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, specialises in commercial dispute resolution. He acts for corporate and private clients in a wide range of sectors on corporate and regulatory matters; general contract, tort, and equity-based issues; and contentious public law and tax disputes.

Julian Brown

Lal-Grech is a member of the firm’s property, infrastructure and construction team. She is a specialist in construction, infrastructure and property law, with a wide-ranging experience in advising public and private clients on contractual arrangements in construction, property acquisitions and disposals, leasing, licensing, and general construction and property law issues.

Aradhna Lal-Grech

A member of the litigation and dispute resolution team, Upson has broad experience in commercial and public law disputes. Having advised clients with inquiries, tribunals, mediations, and negotiations, he has particular expertise in confidential information, the Official Information and Privacy Acts, insolvency matters, and insurance litigation connected to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Jeremy Upson

Yesberg, Brown, Lal-Grech, and Upson are based in Wellington.

In Auckland, Marcetic is a part of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group. He has a particular focus on restructuring and insolvency and has advised on a variety of commercial disputes. He has also advised insolvency practitioners on complex issues, including directors’ liability and third party claims. He has also acted for directors facing regulatory charges and claims from insolvency practitioners.

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