Corporate governance and advisory

Our team provides pragmatic advice to our listed and unlisted clients to meet compliance obligations and keep them up to date with corporate governance developments.

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​​​​​​We have a large team of senior, leading corporate lawyers who have advised New Zealand's largest listed companies for many years. This experience means we have provided advice on the full spectrum of issues that listed companies must deal with and are able to offer insight into market practice and market trends.

Our work includes advice on:

  • directors' duties and liabilities (including health and safety obligations), 

  • board composition and sub-committees (including charters),

  • market disclosure, insider trading and related procedures and systems,

  • director and senior executive remuneration structuring and disclosure, including employee share plans and incentive arrangements, and director contracts,

  • annual reports and preparation for annual general meetings and other shareholder meetings and communications,

  • best practice corporate governance policies and procedures, and

  • New Zealand compliance issues for international companies (either directly or through our referral network of international law firms).

To request a copy of the Bell Gully NZX Corporate Governance Code and the NZX Code checklist, please send an email to

​​Recognition for our corporate expertise

Clients praise the "breadth of skills and work ethic" of Bell Gully, which provides "knowledgeable, commercial and concise advice".
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 - Tier 1

"a key strength of Bell Gully was that it did not seem to simply rely on individual lawyers, but had the ability to apply legal consideration across all issues without skipping a beat."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 - Tier 1​

"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".
Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - Tier 1​

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  • Haydn Wong

    Partner Auckland
  • Chris Gordon

    Partner Wellington
  • Anna Buchly

    Partner Auckland