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Bell Gully

HP TOWER, 171 FEATHERSTON STREET, PO BOX 1291, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 4 473 7777
Fax:
Fax +64 4 473 3845
DX:
SX 11164
Email:
Web:
www.bellgully.com
Auckland, Wellington

Chris Gordon

Tel:
Work +64 4 915 6836
Email:
Bell Gully

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Commercial, Corporate governance and advisory, Equity capital markets, Energy, Infrastructure and projects, International, Joint ventures, Mergers and acquisitions, Overseas investment, Takeovers, Transport, Water, waste and contamination

Career

Chris is Bell Gully's chairman and co-heads the firm's Energy and Infrastructure and Projects teams. He is a well-respected corporate and commercial partner with over 25 years of experience and known for his solutions-driven approach to getting deals done.

His experience includes corporate governance and compliance, overseas investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial contracting (including various forms of construction contracts) and competitive tenders.

Chris is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court of the United States (9th Circuit). He is also a member of the Business and International Law sections of the State Bar of California. Chris is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court of the United States (9th Circuit). He is also a member of the Business and International Law sections of the State Bar of California.

Admitted - 1988 New Zealand, 1994 California, United States International Career: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles 1992-1996.

Member

American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA) International Bar Association (IBA) Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

Education

LLB(Hons), Victoria University of Wellington.


New Zealand

Projects and resource management (including environment)

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Gordon - Bell Gully

Within: Projects and resource management (including environment)

Bell Gully provides 'excellent service and thoughtful advice and understands the commercial imperatives'. 'The advice mirrors clients' strategic objectives and delivers the outcomes they seek'. Its work encompasses complex projects in the private and public sectors, energy and natural resources matters, and environmental law for clients including Auckland Transport and Crown Infrastructure Partners. In Wellington, projects specialists Hugh Kettle and David Chisnall lead the practice, and key partner Andrew Beatson has 'excellent legal knowledge coupled with commercial acumen; he is strong at finding solutions to unique situations'. Energy partners David Coull and Chris Gordon (who 'quickly identifies the key issues and is always calm and solution-focused'), and public law expert Simon Watt are standout practitioners. Senior associates Claire Harmsworth, the 'helpful, commercial' Toni Forrest and the 'thorough, lovely-to-deal-with' Angela Harford are also recommended. In Auckland, infrastructure partner Tom Bennett stands out for his work regarding Auckland’s transport infrastructure. 'Her advice is both concise and exact, and she turns work around very quickly and efficiently', say clients of senior associate Natasha Garvan.

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