Global recognition for Bell Gully in 2023 Directories and M&A League Tables

21 December 2022

Bell Gully is proud to have many of its people and practice areas recognised in major international directories: Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Global Competition Review and Mergers and Acquisitions league tables. The rankings are a result of extensive research which analyses the views of clients and other professional services firms who work closely with lawyers and law firms.

"The continued recognition of Bell Gully from international directories as one of New Zealand’s leading firms reflects the high quality of legal expertise across all areas we advise our clients on. Our leading reputation is further evidenced in feedback received from clients,” Bell Gully chair and partner Andrew Petersen said.  

We are proud to have many of our people and practice areas recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific 2023. A total of 38 Bell Gully partners and associates were awarded 40 individual rankings, this includes five new individual rankings: Jennifer Gunser (Banking and Finance), Katie Dow (Financial Services), Kirsty Dobbs (Public Law), Karl Anderson (Real Estate) and Laura Littlewood (TMT).

Chambers Asia Pacific also ranked nine of Bell Gully's practice areas Band 1.

Bell Gully has also been named as one of the leading law firms in Asia Pacific for climate change advice in respected legal directory Chambers Asia Pacific. This marks the second time Bell Gully’s climate change practice has been recognised as a regional leader in 2022, after it was named in the Legal 500’s Green Guide Asia Pacific directory earlier this month.

The Global Competition Review has awarded Bell Gully’s competition team an elite ranking for the 19th consecutive year noting the team’s “impressive” work, the team is led by partners Torrin Crowther, Glenn Shewan and Jenny Stevens.

Bell Gully’s corporate team has been recognised as New Zealand's leading law firm by Dealogic and Refinitiv for M&A in 2022 (by deal volume). Among other notable transactions, the team has advised Vodafone New Zealand on the establishment and sale of its passive mobile tower assets for NZ$1.7 billion, Igneo Infrastructure Partners on its NZ$1.9 billion acquisition of Waste Management and Ampol on its NZ$2 billion acquisition of Z Energy NZ and divestment of Gull.

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