Insurance

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 acquistion​ 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.

A client, who identifies this practice as "the best that I have dealt with," supports this assessment with references to its "considerable resources and expertise" and "excellent strategic guidance through complex and high-value claims."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 1

Another client reports: "The quality of the team's advice and reports is excellent and very suitable for the claim handlers who use them."​

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 2