Liam McNeely

Senior Associate Auckland

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​Liam is a senior associate in Bell Gully's industry-leading litigation team. He has widespread experience advising on high value and complex international commercial arbitration, shareholder disputes, civil fraud claims and contentious trust matters. Liam regularly advises on both the Claimant and Defendant side.

Liam returned to Bell Gully in 2021, following five years at a top boutique litigation and international arbitration firm in London.

Work highlights

UNCITRAL Arbitration: shareholder' dispute in the mining sector (US$520 million)
Acting for and advising a (majority) state-owned foreign investment company in defending a complex international commercial arbitration concerning a shareholders' dispute over the propriety of a US$ 520 million financial transaction.

​English High Court proceedings regarding structured investment products
Acting for a fund manager in relation to significant Commercial Court proceedings concerning the fees paid on certain investments of Libyan government funds into complex structured financial products. The claim concerned allegations of dishonest assistance, bribery and conspiracy and concluded with a three-week trial in the Commercial Court.