Bell Gully partners top Chambers Asia Pacific rankings in 2015

Friday 13 February 2015

​More than 80 per cent of Bell Gully’s partners are ranked in the latest edition of a leading international legal directory, Chambers Asia Pacific.

Bell Gully remains at the top of the rankings tables for top-tier practice areas and Band 1 ranked individuals, after Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 awarded Bell Gully nine Band 1 practice areas and individual lawyers in the firm achieved 16 Band 1 rankings.

In all, 36 partners and associates achieved 39 individual rankings, as some were ranked more than once.

Bell Gully Chairman Chris Gordon said the firm’s track-record in Chambers’ publications reflected that true teamwork could be achieved by individually talented lawyers, in the right environment. “We have an overriding commitment to working together in the interests of clients. That brings results, and that’s reflected in what our clients tell researchers.” He said the firm placed tremendous value on its client relationships, some of which have been in place for over a century.

Practice Are​​a​Ranked​ Individu​​alWhat clients told Chambers
Banking and Finance​​​​Murray King
David McPherson
David Craig
Rachel Paris
Hugh Kettle
"They truly understand what you need and are very proactive."

"We know we're going to get the best advice across any particular area that we need."

"We've had exemplary service from the firm and our level of confidence in the team is high. They've got a really strong bench, that's where they stand out."

"I rate them very highly both in terms of the quality of the work and their timeliness."

"They've been pre-eminent; very strategic advice, high-quality work and very thorough when we ask them to go the extra distance."

"We'd have no hesitation in recommending them, and certainly when we need them again we'll go straight to them."

"They give good legal advice with a heavy dose of business practicality."

"It's an absolutely top-tier firm with a very practical approach."

"They're fantastic, brilliant. They provide good legal advice but it's always with a practical element and a view to benefiting our business."

"The service we have received from them has been faultless."

"They're very good: commercial, pragmatic, highlighting risks, providing good technical advice and handling cross-border aspects well."

"They are excellent. They have a measured approach and are responsive. They provide top-quality work without the gold-plating and seek to understand our business. They work with us really well."
Corporate/CommercialGavin Macdonald
James Gibson
Brynn Gilbertson
Haydn Wong
Mark Freeman
Anna Buchly
Toby Sharpe
Competition/AntitrustPhil Taylor
Torrin Crowther
David Cooper
Simon Ladd
Glenn Shewan
Energy & Natural Resources, including Environment & Resource ManagementChris Gordon
David Coull
Garry Downs
Andrew Beatson
Public LawSimon Watt
Tom Bennett
Dispute ResolutionDavid Cooper
Ian Gault
EmploymentRob Towner
Tim Clarke
InsuranceSimon Ladd
Intellectual PropertyAlan Ringwood
Real Estate, including ConstructionAndrew Petersen
Jane Holland
Restructuring &
Insolvency
Murray Tingey
David McPherson
TaxDavid Simcock
Willy Sussman
Mathew McKay
TMTDean Oppenhuis

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