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Bell Gully

LEVEL 21, VERO CENTRE, 48 SHORTLAND STREET, PO BOX 4199, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8800
Fax:
Fax +64 9 916 8801
Email:
Web:
www.bellgully.com
Auckland, Wellington

The firm: Bell Gully is independently recognised as New Zealand's leading commercial law firm. The firm helps many of New Zealand's leading companies and public sector agencies navigate their most complex and ambitious projects along with their day-to-day operational issues. The firm has a team of 194 lawyers who combine market leading corporate, commercial, employment, financial services, dispute resolution, property and tax capability along with a wide array of specialist skills. The firm's range of expertise and experience is extensive, and their work ranges from the most complex and ambitious projects and difficult cases, to day to day operational issues. Bell Gully consistently delivers practical solutions to everyday and unique problems.

Internationally, the firm works with prestigious multinational clients and maintains strong links with leading law firms in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.

The firm's service is founded on being available, commercial and cost-effective - and on being enjoyable to work with. Through dedication to understanding clients' business and goals, the firm translates the law into everyday commercial language, provides solutions and prepares clients for challenges before they arise.

Areas of practice: Bell Gully is a full-service law firm. Major practice areas include corporate, financial services, property, tax and litigation, and the firm is capable of acting on large and complex commercial matters.

Areas of expertise include: acquisition finance; agribusiness; arbitration; asset finance; banking and finance; banking and finance litigation; class actions; climate change; commercial; commissions and inquiries; competition; construction; consumer law; corporate governance and advisory; cyber security; debt capital markets; derivatives; employee share schemes; employment; energy; entertainment finance; environment and planning; equity capital markets; financial sector regulation; food, beverage and hospitality; forestry; goods and services tax; health; health and safety; immigration and relocation; information, communications and technology; infrastructure and projects; insurance; intellectual property; international; international trade - customs and excise; joint ventures; litigation and dispute resolution; Maori; media; mergers and acquisitions; overseas investment; privacy and data protection; private equity and venture capital; project finance; property and real estate; property finance; public law; regulatory investigations and prosecutions; residential property; restructuring and insolvency; securitisation; structured finance; takeovers; tax; tax disputes and litigation; transport; trusts, asset and estate planning; water, waste and contamination.

  • Number of lawyers: 194
  • at this office: 145
  • Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Afrikaans
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Samoan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Filipino/Tagalog
  • Latvian
  • Maori
  • Sundanese
  • Tokelauan
  • Member
  • IBA
  • IFA
  • INTA
  • IPBA
  • IPSANZ
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of NZ

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Legal Developments by:
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