Bell Gully

Energy & Natural Resources Department

New Zealand
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Notable practitioners

Resource management partner Andrew Beatson "can adapt to any situation and is quick on his feet," as one client remarks. He is widely regarded as a leading authority on environment and resource laws and regulations. Another source remarks: "In our experience, he is equally well accepted and respected by the range of decision makers, from Council panels through to the Environment Court." He regularly advises on major infrastructure and development projects across New Zealand, on transactional and litigation work.

Chris Gordon co-heads the energy and infrastructure and projects teams. He advises on major natural resources projects and is particularly active in the public sector. He is credited by an interviewee for "always thinking of solutions and achieving outcomes with a complementary or collaborative approach rather than a confrontational one."

David Coull has an outstanding profile in the natural resources sector, representing key entities in the oil and gas and mining markets. A client praises his work: "He knows the regulatory side of things inside out, and he is always good at coming up with refreshing ideas as to how to address the inevitable impasses that come up during delicate negotiations." He is highly rated throughout the mining and energy industries for his pragmatic and meticulous approach.