We have an unparalleled track record of winning major legal awards, both in recognition of the firm’s achievements and for the excellent work completed on individual deals. These recognise the strength of our relationships with clients, the scale and breadth of the work we do, the calibre of our work and of our people, and the legal innovation that makes the deals we work on successful.
Other awards we have received reflect our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and our broader service to the community.
In 2020, Bell
Gully was voted among the top 30 New Zealand employers in
a survey of recent graduates from GradNewZealand.
Bell Gully won six awards at the
2019 New Zealand Law Awards. The firm was awarded Employer of Choice, while chair Anna Buchly was named Managing Partner of the Year. We also advised on the transactions named as New Zealand Deal of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year, Capital Markets Deal of the Year and International Deal of the Year.
Bell Gully was named a 2019 winner at the NZ UN Women's Empowerment Principles
White Camellia Awards. The firm received an award in recognition of our work to promote education, training and professional development opportunities for women. The awards celebrate organisations that are taking positive steps to ensure our New Zealand workplaces are fair, equal and offer the opportunity to succeed.
Bell Gully's tax team was recognised at the
ITR 2019 Asia Tax Awards, winning a Regional Impact Case of the Year award for their tax avoidance and interest deductions work in
Frucor Suntory New Zealand vs CIR.
Bell Gully was named National Firm of the Year for New Zealand at the
Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018.
Bell Gully won New Zealand Deal Firm of the Year, at the
2018 Australasian Law Awards.
Bell Gully won the award for best provider to the Financial and Insurance Services industries in Australasia at the Financial Review’s 2017 Client Choice Awards. Bell Gully was the only New Zealand law firm to receive a 2017 Client Choice Award from the Financial Review.
The firm advised on the transaction named as
Australian Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards in 2017.
Bell Gully's corporate team won Deal Team of the Year at the New Zealand Law Awards
in 2016. We advised on the transactions named as M&A Deal of the Year, Capital Markets Deal of the Year, New Zealand Deal of the Year and International Deal of the Year.
Bell Gully was named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2016, the second time the firm has held the award.
The International Tax Review named Bell Gully New Zealand Tax Firm of the Year at the
Asia Tax Awards 2016.
Bell Gully was named Large Law Firm of the Year at the
New Zealand Law Awards in 2015. We advised on the transactions named as M&A Deal of the Year, Capital Markets Deal of the Year and International Deal of the Year.
The firm was awarded Best Gender Diversity Initiative by a National Firm at the fifth
Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2015, which was open to law firms throughout the region.
Bell Gully won a Silver award at the
YWCA Equal Pay Awards in 2015, which acknowledge best practice among business leaders actively addressing equal pay within their organisations.
Bell Gully was named a winner at the 2014 and 2015
White Camellia Awards. The awards highlight organisations that have made the most progress in implementing the UN Women and the UN Global Compact (UNGC)’s Women’s Empowerment Principles, which are committed to supporting gender equality.
Bell Gully has been named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year by global publisher, the
International Financial Law Review 10 times.
The firm has been named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year in the
Who's Who Legal Awards six times.