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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has announced the reappointment of Roger Wallis to the Takeovers Panel for a twelve month term.

“I am pleased Mr Wallis will continue to share his expertise for another twelve months, ensuring the Panel continues to benefit from his practical experience in takeovers and securities regulation,” Ms Dean says.

“Mr Wallis is a partner at Chapman Tripp and focuses on corporate and securities law. He is the former chair of the NZX Legal and Advisory Board and currently chairs the board of Chapman Tripp,” Ms Dean says.

The Takeovers Panel was established under the Takeovers Act 1993. It is responsible for carrying out enforcement functions under the Act, administering the Takeovers Code and making recommendations to the Minister for changes to takeovers law.

Roger Wallis has been a partner at Chapman Tripp since 2000. He is a member of the Listed Companies Association and the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Mr Wallis advises on business reorganisations, public offers, corporate takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, regulatory compliance and general corporate law issues.

He is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global and as a notable practitioner by Chambers Asia-Pacific. He also won the 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010 International Law Office General Corporate Client Choice Award. Mr Wallis is ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 2016 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2016, and is recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016.

Further information on the Takeovers Panel can be found at www.takeovers.govt.nz

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