The 2016 New Zealand Power Lawyer List . .

26. Nick Wells

New Entrant – Nick Wells

Nick Wells
Nick Wells

As Chief Executive Partner at Chapman Tripp, one of the largest and the most profitable law firm in New Zealand, Nick Wells has a powerful position in the legal universe, enhanced by his role as a leader in Maori law issues.

An expert in corporate structuring for businesses and Maori groups, he is Kaihautu of the firm’s Maori legal group helping iwi and Maori organisations needing assistance in handling Treaty settlements and joint ventures.

A member of the Treaty Team for Ngati Whatua Orakei and he assists a number of community organisations, including the Te Potiki National Trust, the Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation, the Sir Peter Blake Trust and the First Foundation.

He is also an Honorary Teaching Fellow in Law at the University of Auckland and is responsible for the Law School’s Iwi Governance and Commercial Transaction courses.

Working with Chapman Tripp chairman Roger Wallis he helps control one of the true power houses of New Zealand law.

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