Bell Gully is delighted to have been awarded New
Zealand Tax Firm of the Year at the ITR Asia Tax Awards 2020.
The firm also won an Impact Case of the Year award for the sale of Vodafone New Zealand Limited to a consortium comprising Infratil Limited
and Brookfield Asset Management Inc for NZ$3.4 billion - one of the largest New
Zealand M&A transactions on record.
The ITR Asia Tax
Awards recognise achievements from firms across the Asia-Pacific region
over a 12-month period.
Lead tax partner Mathew McKay said the team was proud to
receive these accolades, highlighting its market-leading expertise and the hard
work on behalf of its clients on a range of complex matters, including
corporate sales and acquisitions, tax disputes and litigation and private
On the Vodafone transaction he said that “it required expertise
across many of Bell Gully’s specialist teams including corporate, banking and
finance, projects and real estate and tax. This was a significant milestone for
all the companies involved and we are very proud of our involvement in it.
“As New Zealand’s leading tax practice, we frequently navigate complex tax matters for our clients. This involves being across both domestic and
international tax developments, having constructive relationships with
regulators and applying solid judgment to achieve the desired outcomes.”
Earlier this year,
ITR World Tax 2020 awarded Bell Gully's tax practice a top-tier ranking,
for the 17th consecutive year. Bell Gully is also the only New Zealand law firm
to be ranked Tier 1 in ITR's World
Transfer Pricing 2020.