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Bell Gully

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

2 ranked lawyersBand 2New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Bell Gully is well regarded for its highly experienced practice, advising major TMT companies in relation to capital raisings, IPOs and other corporate matters. Also skilled in advising on cloud computing and ultra fast broadband rollout. Strong track record of advising government departments on technology projects, including advice on procurement and contractual arrangements. Additionally handles contentious media cases involving broadcasting rights and defamation. Notable expertise regarding new technologies in the areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and virtual reality, as well as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Notable clients include Vodafone, Apple and Amazon.

Strengths

The firm wins praise for the depth of its experience, a client commenting: "We have found their advice, particularly in technology-related fields, to be informed by real and relevant past experience, which means timely delivery has been achieved, while still providing thoroughly considered advice and resources."

Another client adds: "They provide sound and pragmatic advice, are very responsive and willing to go the extra mile in terms of customer service."

Work highlights

Bell Gully advised Crown Infrastructure Partners on its Next Generation Critical Communications project to deliver next generation communications technology and equipment for emergency services in New Zealand.

Notable practitioners

Dean Oppenhuis acts prominently on technology procurement and implementation matters, offering particularly extensive experience of acting for technology companies on major transactions and for government departments on the development and management of their technological infrastructure. A client notes: "Dean is very responsive. If I am unable to get through to Dean initially he always returns my calls promptly and makes himself available for in-person meetings."

Tania Goatley specialises in media matters and offers wide-ranging expertise and experience within that sphere, including the provision of regulatory advice - including the vetting of individual items - to leading media outlets and publications, the litigation of name suppression orders, the training of journalists in media law and intellectual property issues. She is also highly active in the defamation sphere.

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New Zealand

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)


Dean Oppenhuis
Band 2
Tania Goatley
Band 4