Four new senior associates join Bell Gully’s ranks in 2023

14 December 2023

Bell Gully is pleased to announce the appointment of four new senior associates in the corporate, banking and finance, and projects and real estate teams, Kate Driver, Kelsey Lindsay, Laura Adams and Sophie Bristow.  

Kate has joined Bell Gully’s market-leading corporate team. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm, having advised on the sponsoring and operation of private investment funds in London for large European and international fund managers across a range of asset classes. She has also worked on other aspects of private investing, including co-investment and separate account arrangements. Prior to joining Bell Gully, Kate was working for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London.  

Kelsey is an experienced corporate lawyer with a focus on private and public M&A. She has considerable experience advising on significant corporate transactions in the New Zealand market in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, agriculture and dairy, food and beverage and marine services.  Before joining Bell Gully, Kelsey worked at a specialist corporate law firm in Auckland.

Laura has joined Bell Gully’s banking and finance team. She gained international experience working at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in London. While in London, Laura developed a particular interest in acquisition finance, corporate debt, structured lending and restructuring.

Sophie is an experienced lawyer in the projects and real estate team. Sophie joined Bell Gully after several years legal work in London, practising most recently at Addleshaw Goddard LLP where she worked with prominent British and international developers and investors in the acquisition, disposal, development and asset management of real estate across the retail, office, industrial and residential sectors.

We are delighted to have Kate, Kelsey, Laura and Sophie join the team and bring their local and international perspectives across major practice areas.​​​​

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