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Bell Gully confirmed as exclusive legal supplier for Emirates Team New Zealand

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully is proud to announce that it is an exclusive legal supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand for the 36th America's Cup defence.

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Bell Gully advises on the acquisition of New Zealand fintech TALKINGTECH

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully has advised data registry and analytics business illion (formerly trading as Dun & Bradstreet) on its acquisition of fintech business TALKINGTECH.

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Bell Gully advises Contact Energy on Rockgas sale

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully advised Contact Energy Limited (Contact) on the sale of its LPG business, Rockgas, to Gas Services NZ Midco Limited (GSNZ) for $260 million.

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Bell Gully advises Nelson Properties Limited and Global Forest Partners LP on the sale of Nelson For

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully advised Nelson Properties Limited (NPL), an investment fund advised by Global Forest Partners LP (GFP), on the sale of shares in Nelson Forests Limited to Australian forestry company OneFortyOne Plantations Holdings Pty Limited (OFO), which received regulatory approval to proceed in late August.

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Bell Gully advises Straker Translations Limited on its IPO and ASX listing

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully advised Straker Translations Limited on its initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on October 22. Straker Translations Limited is a cloud-enabled translation services provider with sales offices across nine countries, includ‚Äčing the US, UK and Singapore.

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Leading law firms advise on Fletcher Building sale of Roof Tile Group to IKO

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Leading law firms Chapman Tripp and Bell Gully advised on Fletcher Building‚Äôs sale of international roofing products manufacturer Roof Tile Group (RTG) to Canadian roofing company IKO.‚Äč

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Bell Gully acts on a significant tax avoidance win

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully represented Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited in Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue, a High Court decision which marks an important victory for New Zealand tax-paying entities on tax avoidance. 

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‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčBell Gully leads New Zealand across key IFLR1000 2019 ranking categories

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has recognised Bell Gully as leading the New Zealand market across key categories in its latest directory released in early November.

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Bell Gully advises Crown Infrastructure Partners on new funding model for Fulton Hogan's Milldale de

December 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully advised Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on the development and implementation of a new funding model recently announced by the Government at Fulton Hogan's Milldale development, north of Auckland. Work on the project commenced in early 2018 and reached financial close last month.

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Simon Watt ranked as international climate change expert in Chambers Global 2018

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully partner Simon Watt is the only New Zealand climate change expert ranked in international climate change rankings of Chambers Global for a fourth consecutive year.

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Busiest year for takeovers in a decade

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

New Zealand listed companies attracted strong interest from buyers in 2017, producing the highest level of takeover activity seen in the past decade, according to a new update by law firm Bell Gully.

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Bell Gully welcomes new Chair

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Leading law firm Bell Gully has appointed Anna Buchly as its new Chair.

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Bell Gully advises on the sale of leading Auckland radiology groups

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčBell Gully has advised the sellers on the sale of three leading Auckland radiology groups to Australian listed medical imaging company Integral Diagnostics (ASX: IDX).

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Bell Gully advises on nationally significant Asset Management and Facilities Management contract

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully has advised the Department of Corrections on a new national Asset Management and Facilities Management Services contract, considered to be one of the most significant outsourcings by the New Zealand Government in recent years.

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Bell Gully welcomes two new senior associates

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully has further strengthened the senior ranks of its corporate and resource mana‚Äčgement teams with the appointment of two new senior associates, Ryan Ellis ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äčand ‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčJill Gregory‚Äč.

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Bell Gully advises Orion Health Group Limited on its transaction with private equity technology inve

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčBell Gully advised NZX/ASX listed company Orion Health Group Limited (Orion Health) on its agreement in relation to Orion Health's Rhapsody and Population Health businesses with private equity technology investor Hg. Hg is a specialist technology private equity investor with funds of c.¬£10 billion under management.

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Bell Gully releases ninth Pro Bono and Community report

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Many of the charitable organisations we partner with work tirelessly raising awareness for groups in society that are marginalised and unheard. They strive to give them a voice and the practical support they need to thrive.‚Äč

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Bell Gully advises software company Gentrack on accelerated entitlement offer

August 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully is advising NZX/ASX listed company Gentrack on an accelerated entitlement offer as it seeks to raise approximately NZD$90 million to pay down debt from recent acquisitions. Gentrack provides essential software services to utilities companies and airports.‚Äč

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Bell Gully wins Deal Firm of the Year at the 2018 Australasian Law Awards

July 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell‚Äč Gully is delighted to have won the top New Zealand award, Deal Firm of the Year, at the 2018 Australasian Law Awards.

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Bell Gully leads in M&A league tables for 2017

January 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully has retained its market-leading position as a legal adviser for mergers and acquisitions, according to two major international league tables released in January.

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Bell Gully competition team awarded 'Elite' global ranking

January 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully‚Äôs competition team has secured an ‚ÄėElite‚Äô ranking from the Global Competition Review‚Äôs GCR100 global survey of the world‚Äôs leading competition law practices for a 13th consecutive year.

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Bell Gully announces two new partners and nine senior appointments

January 2018. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners, a new special counsel and eight new senior associates. The new partners are corporate specialist Laura Littlewood and commercial litigator Jesse Wilson.

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Bell Gully performs strongly in top legal directories

December 2017. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

The latest results from leading legal directories The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific confirm Bell Gully’s leading position in the New Zealand legal market.

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Bell Gully releases eighth Pro Bono and Community report

August 2017. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully releases eighth Pro Bono and Community report

Monday 24 July 2017

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčNew Zealand‚Äôs communities are supported by a diverse range of charitable organisations, many of which have come up with inventive approaches to address areas of need.

‚Äč‚ÄčAt Bell Gully we support these initiatives in the best way we can - by providing free legal advice - so charities can direct their resources towards helping our local communities thrive. Last year, the value of our pro bono work exceeded our NZ$1 million fee equivalent budget.

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Bell Gully tops first quarter M&A league tables

June 2017. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

‚ÄčBell Gully has topped the three major international league tables for mergers and acquisitions in the first quarter of 2017, extending the market-leading position the firm held in 2016.

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Bell Gully wins Large Law Firm of Year at the New Zealand Law Awards

November 2015. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully won the top award ‚Äď Large Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious New Zealand Law Awards held on Thursday 19 November.

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Bell Gully diversity initiative wins award as best in Asia

November 2015. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

A gender diversity initiative that includes defined targets for female participation at partner, board and senior management level has seen law firm Bell Gully win a prestigious award at the fifth Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in Hong Kong this week.
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Energy specialist David Coull named as top international expert

July 2015. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

A leading international legal directory has named Bell Gully partner David Coull as one of the top energy specialists in the world.

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Bell Gully Announces 12 New Senior Appointments

February 2015. Press Releases by Bell Gully (view listing).

Bell Gully is pleased to announce two new partners and 10 new senior associates. The two new partners are corporate lawyers Dean Alderton and James Cooney.

‚ÄúThe addition of Dean and James further strengthens our Corporate team. Their appointment and the appointment of of 10 very talented senior associates is extremely exciting and reflects the depth we have across all our practice areas,‚ÄĚ said Bell Gully Chairman Chris Gordon.

 

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Legal Developments by:
Bell Gully

  • The Tax Working Group‚Äôs Interim Report - A capital gains tax for New Zealand?

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Tax Working Group has released its Interim Report on the Future of Tax. Amongst a number of other matters, the Interim Report describes two alternative methods for the implementation of a capital gains tax in New Zealand, which will be the subject of further consideration over the coming months.¬†
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  • The Tax Working Group‚Äôs Interim Report - A capital gains tax for New Zealand?

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Tax Working Group has released its Interim Report on the Future of Tax. Amongst a number of other matters, the Interim Report describes two alternative methods for the implementation of a capital gains tax in New Zealand, which will be the subject of further consideration over the coming months.¬†
  • Privilege in regulatory investigations: UK Court of Appeal supports a broad approach

    Last week, the UK Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated judgment in ENRC v SFO[1], a decision with significant implications for the scope of legal professional privilege in the context of regulatory investigations.
  • Overseas Investment - review announced just as new regime comes into force

    Just days before amendments to New Zealand’s overseas investment regime take effect, the government has announced its intention to undertake a further review of the legislation.
  • New NZX Listing Rules in force from 1 January 2019

    NZX today published the final version of its updated listing rules. These new rules will take effect on 1 January 2019, subject to a six-month transition period.
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership trade benefits are coming

    Following several years of negotiations, and after the high-profile collapse of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ) in 2017, the renamed ‚ÄúComprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership‚ÄĚ ( CPTPP ) has now met the required number of ratifications to come into force. This is due to occur on 30 December 2018. This will offer New Zealand businesses a range of opportunities they should plan for, including reduced tariffs on a number of key exports.‚Äč
  • CPTPP Agreement sparks further legislative change

    The Government has introduced further amendments to the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005 (the Regulations ) to ensure New Zealand complies with its obligations under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (the CPTPP Agreement ) and various other international agreements New Zealand is a party to.
  • What is the latest in privacy law reform?

    The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (the Bill) was passed yesterday after its third and final reading. It is likely to receive Royal assent this month. Once that occurs, the provisions of the Bill that limit the ability of overseas persons to purchase residential property in New Zealand and the changes in the regime governing overseas investments in forestry will officially become part of the Overseas Investment Act (the Act).
  • Residential land amendments mark new era in New Zealand‚Äôs overseas investment regime

    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (the Bill) was passed yesterday after its third and final reading. It is likely to receive Royal assent this month. Once that occurs, the provisions of the Bill that limit the ability of overseas persons to purchase residential property in New Zealand and the changes in the regime governing overseas investments in forestry will officially become part of the Overseas Investment Act (the Act).
  • A fresh look at the recoverability of takeover expenses

    The High Court has revisited the recoverability of a target company's expenses for the first time in more than 45 years. The case has important implications for future reimbursement disputes.
  • Insurance contract law reform back on the agenda for 2018

    The Government announced on 6 March that it is undertaking a review of New Zealand's insurance contract law, and has released a terms of reference for the review here ‚Äč‚Äč.