Bell Gully’s competition team has secured an ‘Elite’ ranking from the Global Competition Review’s GCR100 global survey of the world’s leading competition law practices for a 13th consecutive year.

The survey highlights the team’s role in guiding Cavalier Wool Holdings in the successful defence of appeals brought by Godfrey Hirst in the High Court and Court of Appeal against the Commerce Commission’s decision to authorise the merger of the sole remaining wool scouring operation in New Zealand on public benefit grounds.

The team’s involvement in a number of other major matters was noted, including achieving clearance for the New Zealand leg of Tronox’s acquisition of rival Cristal’s titanium dioxide business, acting for Nuplex Industries in relation to the global competition filings for its sale to Allnex by way of scheme of arrangement, achieving Commission clearance for Fletcher Building to acquire Higgins, along with the team’s role in various cartel-related matters.

The ‘Elite’ ranking in the specialist competition law publication comes shortly after Bell Gully’s competition practice was confirmed as having retained its ‘Band 1’ practice ranking in Chambers Asia Pacific 2018. The legal directory named four Bell Gully lawyers for their competition work in January, including a top tier ranking for practice leader Torrin Crowther.

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