Bell Gully retains its leading Chambers AsiaPacific rankings

Thursday 20 February 2014

​​Bell Gully re​​tains its market-leading position in 12, out of a possible 13, practice areas in this year's Chambers rankings.

The firm achieved the highest number of leading individual rankings in Band 1 - more than any other firm in New Zealand.

The publication also reveals that our lawyers attained the most number of rankings across all bands in the Asia Pacific region.

Practice ar​​ea Individual rankings Chambers research says
Banking and FinanceMurray King
David McPherson
David Craig
Rachel Paris
Hugh Kettle
"Bell Gully has really good partners and senior associates, who can get work back to you really quickly. Overall, very impressive."

"Their extensive network within the business community is an asset to progressing opportunities in the New Zealand market."
Competition/AntitrustPhil Taylor
Torrin Crowther
David Cooper
Simon Ladd
Glenn Shewan
Market-leading practice, widely recognised for its work in relation to high-profile M&A transactions. Also sought out for its highly acclaimed litigation capability.
Corporate/CommercialGavin Macdonald
Brynn Gilbertson
James Gibson
David Flacks
Haydn Wong
Mark Freeman
Anna Buchly
"They've been just brilliant. You feel they are at the forefront of policy and best practice, particularly within the corporate sphere."

"With Bell Gully you usually get an answer within 24 hours, and at least some kind of response even sooner."
Dispute ResolutionRalph Simpson
Mark O'Brien
David Cooper
Ian Gault
"Excellent from an accessibility point of view: we very rarely struggle to get hold of them, and when we do, someone phones you back very quickly."

"Widely thought of as one of the best teams in the country."
EmploymentRob Towner
Tim Clarke
"They take the time to listen to what we're really after and then tailor their approach accordingly. And they also keep us informed of issues along the way; they won't let something hang unresolved."

"They give you practical, commercial advice rather than just tell you the law."
Energy & Natural Resources (including Environment and Resource Management)Chris Gordon
David Coull
Garry Downs
Andrew Beatson
"A meticulous team, focused on delivery to the client."

"Bell Gully seeks to provide solutions that work from a practical and commercial perspective."
InsuranceRalph Simpson
Simon Ladd
"When we need someone to act on the big-ticket issues we will use Bell Gully."

"The Bell Gully service is outstanding; they work around our timeframe, provide commercial and strategic advice, and have really earned our trust."
Intellectual PropertyAlan Ringwood
"They are excellent: they're very reliable and they just get on with it."
Public LawSimon Watt
Tom Bennett
"They are extremely strong technically but they are also extremely pragmatic."

"I have a great deal of confidence in their ability."
Real EstateAndrew Petersen
Jane Holland
"Nothing is too early, nothing is too late and nothing is too hard to do for Bell Gully."
Restructuring & InsolvencyMurray Tingey
David McPherson
"The team's restructuring advice is very supportive of a commercial outcome."
TaxDavid Simcock
Willy Sussman
Joanne Hodge
Mathew McKay
"I can't think of a time when I couldn't get hold of them; they're very customer-focused. I also like the fact that they have managed to keep most of their people, which is important for us as we like to build relationships."

"It has high standards of professionalism and work output. The work is done to a very high standard, well researched, and the arguments extremely well presented."
TMTDean Oppenhuis "We'd pick out Bell Gully as one of the leaders in this practice area. Certainly Band 1."


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