The depth and breadth of our insurance practice sets us apart. ​​​​​​Bell Gully's insurance team acts for a wide range of insurers, insureds, brokers and reinsurers.

In 2021, the team was recognised in Insurance Business New Zealand's inaugural Five-Star Excellence Awards​.​

What sets us apart from other firms is the depth and breadth of our insurance practice, spanning cutting-edge litigation, claims work, products and policy wording advice, regulatory work and transactions involving the insurance sector.

Work highlights

Corporate insurance

Resolution Life acquisition of AMP Life's wealth protection and mature businesses
Advised Resolution Life on the New Zealand aspects of its acquisition of AMP Life's wealth protection and mature businesses for total cash and non-cash consideration of A$3.3 billion.​

​AIA acquisition​ of Sovereign
Advised AIA on the acquisition of the Sovereign life insurance businesses (New Zealand's largest life insurer). The transaction was part of AIA's acquisition of the Australian and New Zealand life insurance businesses of CBA for A$3.8 billion.

"Bell Gully are very strategically minded and have a careful nuanced approach that is designed to try to engage the other side, to try and help them understand the issues as much as we do, so that a negotiated outcome is possible."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 - Tier 1

"Able to give robust and well researched legal opinions in uncertain areas of law. Able to resource litigation with a relatively large team of lawyers."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 - Tier 1

One client appreciates that Bell Gully has "considerable expertise in our relevant field, along with access to an abundance of varied resources in-house," further adding: "Their strategic advice is in keeping with the commercial outcomes that we consistently seek."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2022 - Band 2