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Bell Gully

LEVEL 21, VERO CENTRE, 48 SHORTLAND STREET, PO BOX 4199, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
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Work +64 9 916 8800
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Auckland, Wellington
Bell Gully, Brynn Gilbertson, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Brynn Gilbertson

Tel:
Work +64 9 916 8948
Email:
Bell Gully

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Mergers and acquisitions, Equity capital markets, Debt capital markets, Takeovers, Corporate governance and advisory, Joint ventures, Employee share schemes, Commercial, Overseas investment

Career

​Brynn is a senior member of the corporate department with over 25 years’ experience providing corporate advice.

Brynn is recognised for his depth of experience on both mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He is a key advisor to Fletcher Building and regularly advises other key clients of the firm on their corporate transactions, including Contact Energy, Fisher & Paykel, New Zealand Super Fund, New Zealand Treasury and SKYCITY Entertainment Group.

With proven ability to manage large transactions, Brynn has led Bell Gully’s team advising on many of the most significant M&A transactions that have been completed in the New Zealand market in recent years.

He has been the lead Bell Gully partner acting for the issuer on a number of IPOs including Mighty River Power, Meridian Energy, Fletcher Building, Goodman Fielder, DNZ Property Fund and Rubicon.

Admitted - 1988 New Zealand International Career: Sullivan & Cromwell, New York 1995-1996.

Education

LLB(Hons), University of Canterbury.


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Brynn Gilbertson - Bell Gully

Within: Corporate and M&A

Bell Gully is 'extremely proactive with best-in-class knowledge and an understanding of the realities of the business world', according to one client, who adds that 'the team really goes above and beyond to meet our needs'. 'The pre-eminent law firm in New Zealand for a reason - consistently a class above its peers', remarks another. In Auckland, Anna Buchly and James Gibson 'stand out as fantastic to work with - they think of everything'. They advised US-based Platinum Equity on the acquisitions of Staples Australasia and OfficeMax Australasia. Brynn Gilbertson advised Fletcher Building on a NZ$750m underwritten offer to shareholders. Also recommended are corporate law specialist Glenn Joblin, who handled AIA's A$3.8bn acquisition of insurer Sovereign, and 'has excellent knowledge of the market and is a very trusted adviser'; Toby Sharpe, who advised Gentrack on its NZ$79m acquisition of Junifer Systems; Chris Goddard, who is 'extremely client-centric and brings a diligent manner to the matters he works on'; and 'highly capable' senior associate Jennifer Coote. In Wellington, public law expert Simon Watt and deputy practice head Amon Nunns are respected partners.

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