Last night Bell Gully won two deal of the year awards and our Chairman, Roger
Partridge was winner of the Managing Partner of the Year.
The Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year was awarded to the MediaWorks
sale and debt restructure team and the Capital Markets Deal of the Year to the
team that successfully managed the IPO of Meridian Energy with The New Zealand
The firm would like to congratulate all of our clients who picked up awards
on the night including: Charles Bolt, Fletcher Building and Dave Whiteridge, New
Zealand Transport Agency, who were joint winners of the In-house Lawyer of the
Year, and the New Zealand Treasury legal team who won In-House Team of the
Ralph Simpson, retiring partner, also won the inaugural Lifetime Achievement
Award for services to the legal industry spanning the last three decades.
Chairman, Roger Partridge said: “I am thrilled that the firm, our clients and
Ralph have been acknowledged in this way. It is also an honour to be recognised
by my peers with this award. The evening was a great success and we are
delighted to be a part of our clients' achievements and celebrate with