Bell Gully is
thrilled to have won two awards at the ITR Asia-Pacific Tax Awards 2021 held
overnight - New Zealand Tax Disputes
Firm of the Year and Impact Deal of
Tax disputes and
litigation continue to be a standout feature of our tax team’s workflow, with
this award highlighting Bell Gully’s expertise in this space. The firm is at
the forefront of this work in terms of both the number of appointments and the
significance of our dispute work, which is affecting a large number of
multinationals engaged in this jurisdiction.
It was also
fantastic to receive the Impact Deal of the Year award for advising Resolution Life on the New
Zealand aspects of its acquisition of AMP's wealth protection and mature
businesses for approximately AU$3 billion. This significant transaction featured
a number of complex tax structuring components, which required the Bell Gully
team, led by partner Graham Murray, to advise closely with Resolution’s main
Australian tax counsel, King & Wood Mallesons.
leader Graham Murray: “These awards are testament to the hard work and
commitment of the entire Bell Gully tax team. With the tax landscape both in
New Zealand and around the world continuing to evolve, we are focussed on
ensuring our clients have access to the best advice possible.”
year, ITR World Tax 2021 awarded Bell
Gully's tax practice a top-tier ranking, for the 18th consecutive year. Bell
Gully is also the only New Zealand law firm to be ranked Tier 1 in ITR's World Transfer Pricing 2021.