New Zealand climate change legal team ranked among best in world
Bell Gully has been named as one of just 12 law firms globally who are leaders in providing advice on climate change. Wellington-based partner Simon Watt has also been named one of the top 10 climate change lawyers in the world by UK-based researchers Chambers Global.
Global research places Bell Gully as market leader
A guide to the world's leading business lawyers has again ranked Bell Gully a clear leader overall among Zealand law firms. Chambers Global Guide is produced by UK legal publisher Chambers and Partners after independent research and interviews with lawyers and clients. The 2008 edition sees Bell Gully awarded top tier rankings in seven major practice areas and 28 of its partners and a senior associate singled out for their expertise - far ahead of other major New Zealand firms.
Bell Gully advises on Opus public share offering
Bell Gully has advised on the initial public offering of shares in infrastructure consulting group Opus International. The offer of 22 million existing shares and seven million new shares opened to the public on 8 October and the company listed on the NZSX on 30 October. New Zealand-based Opus International, a subsidiary of Malaysia's Opus International Group, provides asset development and asset management consulting services for infrastructure in the fields of engineering, architecture, planning and property management.
Corporate lawyer rejoins Bell Gully team
Amon Nunns has returned to Bell Gully Wellington after three years as a corporate finance lawyer in New York and London. Bell Gully's new senior associate has been with major firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP since 2004 where his work principally involved acting for major investment banks in the issuance and sale of debt and equity securities and acting for private equity firms in the management of mergers and acquisitions.
America's Cup delivers lawyer back to Bell Gully
An America's Cup syndicate lawyer has returned to practice in New Zealand with Bell Gully. Senior associate Gillian Williams left Bell Gully three years ago to join BMW Oracle Racing in Valencia as a legal adviser. A keen racing sailor who did an Olympic campaign in the Europe dinghy, Gillian was involved in advising on diverse legal aspects of the BMW Oracle challenge including agreements and contracts, the tax and immigration aspects of locating the team in Spain, and America's Cup rules compliance and disputes.
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