Leading Bell Gully litigator wins in pan-Asia awards

Thursday 29 September 2016

​​​Bell Gully litigator David Cooper​ has been named as Disputes Star of the Year for New Zealand at the second annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016.

The awards ceremony, which took place in Hong Kong on 27 September, honoured the top dispute resolution practitioner and national firm of the year of the year in 14 jurisdictions.

David is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in company and securities law issues, competition law claims, and complex contractual disputes. His recent work includes acting for NZX in a lengthy High Court trial concerning the acquisition of an Australian commodity exchange and defending the former directors of Feltex Carpets in the long running prospectus class action brought by a group of investors. He is widely acknowledged as a leading lawyer in his field in a number of respected international legal directories.

David’s success in this year’s awards follows Bell Gully’s naming as National Firm of the Year for New Zealand at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards last year.

We would like to congratulate other winners this year, including Herbert Smith Freehills as International Law Firm of the Year for Dispute Resolution and Allen & Overy which won an international award for arbitration.

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