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Bell Gully

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Bell Gully's elite Auckland-based national banking and finance team assists major banks, financial institutions and corporates, including International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Bluestone Group. Increasingly in high demand by international issuers in local debt capital markets, the team acts prominently on Kauri bonds matters. Regularly advises financial institutions on a wide range of asset acquisitions. Possesses notable strength in specialised areas such as securitisation and advisory services on regulation amendments.

Strengths

Bell Gully receives widespread praise from clients for its "excellent pragmatic advice" and "extremely high service."

One appreciative source highlights the team for having "excellent practitioners with lots of experience."

Work highlights

Bell Gully advised Xero on the New Zealand elements of its USD700 million convertible notes issuance.

Notable practitioners

David Craig is head of Bell Gully's banking and finance team and is regarded as an established expert on capital markets and derivatives deals. He remains highly active in Kauri notes issuances.

David McPherson enjoys a renowned reputation in the New Zealand banking market. He advises lenders and borrowers alike, often on high-value acquisition and debt restructuring matters.

Murray King remains sought after for his advice on acquisition finance and securitisation programmes. "Murray King is a trusted business adviser who we know will provide pragmatic, solutions-focused guidance on complex financing issues," asserts a client.

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New Zealand

Banking & Finance


David Craig
Band 2
David McPherson
Band 1
Murray King
Band 1