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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

Garry Downs

Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8932
Email:
Bell Gully

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Mergers and acquisitions, Takeovers, Joint ventures, Commercial, Corporate governance and advisory, Energy, Infrastructure and projects, Insurance, Māori, Agribusiness, International, Overseas investment, Project finance

Career

Garry specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance advice, energy and major infrastructure project development and has leading sector expertise in energy and utilities.

Garry's clients are across a broad spectrum of industries and he is a trusted advisor to significant New Zealand companies and to iwi organisations advising on their commercial activities. Garry is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer in independent international directories.

Admitted - 1984 New Zealand International Career: Freshfields, London 1987-1989.

Member

Member of the Accounting Standards Review Board (2003-2008) Member of the International Bar Association Member of the Institute of Directors

Education

LLB, University of Otago.


New Zealand

Projects and resource management (including environment)

Within: Projects and resource management (including environment)

At Bell Gully, ‘the service is exceptional’. For environmental law and resource management, the ‘efficient, on-point and persuasiveAndrew Beatson in Wellington ‘has complete understanding of his clients’ business and his advice mirrors their goals’. He assisted Nova Energy with the development of its planned 360MW gas-turbine generator at Tihiroa. On the same matter, he also acted for Transpower New Zealand, which is seeking designation of a transmission line to connect the plant to the National Grid. Also recommended are energy partners David Coull, who advised AWE Limited on the sale of its interest in the Tui oilfield, and Chris Gordon; public law expert Simon Watt; and projects specialists Hugh Kettle and David Chisnall. In Auckland, energy partner Garry Downs, projects partner Tom Bennett and ‘friendly and accommodating’ senior associate Natasha Garvan are highly regarded. Anadarko Petroleum and Contact Energy are also clients of the firm.

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