Energy and renewables

New Zealand’s energy sector has long been an international leader in conventional and renewable energy projects and developments, so it is no surprise many in the sector are embracing a wide array of new opportunities fueled by the ever-increasing demand for energy and the drive created by the energy transition worldwide.

Change brings with it new opportunities, new challenges, new regulation and new legislation, and Bell Gully’s energy and renewables team offers the full set of skills, track record and industry connections required to successfully execute projects and transactions in the New Zealand energy sector.

We have two specialist energy partners, both with extensive domestic and international experience, which is a unique offering in the New Zealand market.  Our long history of supporting the energy and renewables sector in New Zealand means we have an integrated multidisciplinary team who have acted for major industry participants on renewable energy developments, construction and consenting of large-scale energy projects, and on joint ventures and major M&A transactions.

Work highlights

Contact Energy
Advised Contact Energy, the NZX-listed gentailer, on its partnership with Lightsource bp, a global renewable energy company (50% owned by BP), to develop grid scale solar solutions in New Zealand.

Vector Metering
Acted for a confidential bidder on the sale by Vector of its Vector Metering business, which ultimately sold by way of a contested auction process for in excess of NZ$2 billion.