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Bell Gully

Work +64 4 473 7777
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SX 11164
Auckland, Wellington
Bell Gully, Amon Nunns, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

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Amon Nunns

Work +64 4 915 6741
Bell Gully

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Wellington office: Corporate


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


Amon has a reputation for being responsive and providing forthright, knowledgeable and experienced advice. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and restructuring and insolvency. He advises both listed and unlisted companies on public offers, private placements, employee share plans, mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange compliance and company and securities law.

He advised the Treasury on the Meridian Energy IPO, Contact Energy on its recent retail bond issue and David Jones on its entry into New Zealand through the acquisition of the Kirkcaldie & Stains premises.

Amon has a strong corporate advisory practice, acting as principal corporate counsel to NZX-listed companies Stride Property (formerly DNZ Property) and Opus International Consultants. Amon advised the board of directors of Horizon Energy Distribution on its recent takeover responses.

He is also an insolvency practitioner acting for receivers, liquidators and voluntary administrators as well as advising boards of directors on restructuring issues.

His career includes working with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in London and New York, where he was a securities and leveraged finance lawyer.
Admitted: 1999 New Zealand.


LLB (Hons), BSc, University of Otago.

New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Clients praise the β€˜breadth of skills and work ethic’ of Bell Gully, which provides β€˜knowledgeable, commercial and concise advice’. High-profile deals for the team included advising Vodafone on its proposed NZ$3.4bn merger with Sky Network Television, and acting for resin manufacturer Nuplex Industries in its NZ$1bn acquisition of Allnex Belgium by way of a scheme of arrangement. Recommended are Auckland-based Anna Buchly and James Gibson, who β€˜always go above and beyond to assist’ and who led on the Vodafone deal; Brynn Gilbertson, who advised Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation on major acquisitions; corporate law specialist Glenn Joblin; β€˜canny corporate practitioner’ Toby Sharpe; newly promoted Chris Goddard, who β€˜understands the commercial context of a deal’; Wellington-based public law expert Simon Watt and the β€˜simply outstanding’ Amon Nunns. The firm counts Blackstone, HNA Group, First State Investments and Hewlett Packard among its clients.

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