Bell Gully named New Zealand Firm of the Year in Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2022

8 April 2022

Bell Gully’s Chair Andrew Petersen said this accolade is testament to the trust and confidence shown in the firm by clients, and the effort put in by teams across the firm.

“We are delighted to have received this recognition which reflects the firm’s work over the last couple of years. Across the firm our teams have worked closely with clients on some of the biggest deals in the market and on some of their most important business initiatives. This has included helping our clients successfully navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic.” 

The Bell Gully team has had a busy year in 2021 advising on a number of deals such as:

  • Bentley Systems on its US$1.05 billion acquisition of Seequent, a global leader in 3D modeling software for geosciences.
  • Modern Times Group on its NZ$203 million acquisition of New Zealand-based leading tower defense mobile games developer and publisher Ninja Kiwi.
  • Fidelity Life on acquisition of Westpac Life-NZ Limited.
  • Auckland Transport on the AMETI Eastern Busway Alliance.
  • A group of general insurers on a natural disaster response model agreement designed to streamline settlement of claims for EQC insurance cover in the wake of a natural disaster.
  • Acting for the promotors of the initial public offering of Intueri Education Group in defending a securities class action in the High Court.
  • ANZ on Contact Energy’s sustainability loan.

Bell Gully was recognised for having leading lawyers ranked 41 times (10 in Band 1) and with 9 band 1 rankings in areas of expertise in the recently released Chambers Asia Pacific 2022.

Congratulations to everyone acknowledged across Chambers Asia Pacific and Greater China Region Awards 2022.

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