Bell Gully

Corporate/Commercial Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Acclaimed bench of highly skilled corporate lawyers with an impressive blue-chip client base. In addition to handling high-value mergers, demergers, joint ventures and acquisitions, it has an extensive offering in capital markets, private equity and restructuring as well as corporate governance matters. Handles transactions across a multitude of industries, including energy, construction and finance.

Notable practitioners

Amon Nunns enters the rankings after receiving growing recognition for his ECM and M&A practice. One client describes him as "client-centric, creative and commercial," and adds: "His instrumental understanding of our business and his advice on the corporate side have been outstanding."

Anna Buchly is a seasoned practitioner with the ability to advise international private equity firms and listed companies on a range of transactions. She focuses her practice on takeovers, M&A and private equity transactions.

Brynn Gilbertson has over two decades of experience handling high-profile M&A and ECM transactions and is also well placed to advise on corporate restructuring and capital-raising transactions. He often works on behalf of clients from the energy, construction and entertainment sectors.

Dean Alderton handles a broad spectrum of corporate transactions for international and domestic companies operating in the energy, technology and financial services sectors. His experience includes private equity and M&A transactions, as well as takeovers and joint ventures.

Glenn Joblin is an M&A specialist with a diverse portfolio of domestic and international clients. Also well placed to advise on ECM mandates, he is involved in matters across a range of industries, including insurance, food and drink and healthcare.

Haydn Wong is sought after by clients for his expertise across a diverse range of corporate law mandates. He frequently handles M&A and restructuring mandates, in addition to advising on private equity and capital markets transactions.

Sources say that James Cooney is a "really technical" and "sharp operator" who "will always go that extra mile." He receives endorsement for his ability to handle M&A transactions and takeovers.

James Gibson maintains his reputation as a market-leading transactional lawyer and leverages long-standing experience to advise leading private equity houses and investment firms on high-value M&A and ECM transactions. Clients benefit from his wide-ranging expertise which spans general corporate law, capital markets, private equity and joint ventures.

Toby Sharpe is praised by sources for his diligent approach to mandates and his capital markets expertise. He also offers a deft handling of M&A transactions across a range of sectors including the automotive, technology and logistics industries.