Philip is a senior associate in Bell Gully’s corporate team. He has expertise in corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, services agreements, standard form contracts, government procurement and Public Private Partnership transactions. Philip has also been involved with a majority of the most complex and significant oil and gas transactions in New Zealand as part of the Bell Gully team.
Philip is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure and projects.
Transactional highlights include assisting:
FountainVest Partners on its acquisition of Ziwi (a New Zealand pet food exporter and the global leader of air-dried pet nutrition) and on the acquisition of an interest in another pet food manufacturer in New Zealand.
Waka Kotahi in respect of both the P2Wk PPP Project and the Transmission Gully PPP Project, including as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
AMP Services on the NZ aspects of vendor legal due diligence for the sale of Collimate Capital’s real estate and domestic infrastructure equity business to Dexus Funds Management.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the services arrangements for all three stages of the decommissioning of the Tui oil field offshore Taranaki.
Housing New Zealand
Housing New Zealand and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in relation to the Western Porirua public housing project.
The Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council on the development of a Management Agreement for Tākina (the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre).
The Hawkes Bay Regional Council
The Hawkes Bay Regional Council in relation to a water storage arrangement which aims to increase water resilience in the region.
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage on initiatives to support the media, advertising and screen sectors as part of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Treasury in relation to various initiatives proposed by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ofer Global Group
The Ofer Global Group on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in NZOG.
Todd on the purchase of the Kapuni Field from Shell and on the sale of Todd’s LPG business to Genesis Energy.
Contact Energy on the sale of the Ahuroa underground gas storage facility to First Gas, together with associated long term gas storage services agreements.
First Gas on the design and negotiation of its Gas Transmission Access Code, an industry-wide code relating to its gas infrastructure.
Jadestone Energy on its purchase of the Maari offshore oil field from OMV, aspects of Jadestone’s top hat restructuring, and on its bid for Genesis’ interests in the Kupe field (which Genesis ultimately elected to retain).
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on the development of new standard form documentation for the procurement of public housing.
The Ministry of Defence
The Ministry of Defence on its procurement of new Fixed High Frequency Radio assets, together with a long-term services arrangement and various other procurement projects.
The Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections on aspects of:
- the PPP arrangements and the implications of COVID-19 on those Projects;
- the procurement and negotiation of a significant construction contract to build a new prisoner accommodation block at Mt Eden Prison;
- the Auckland Prison PPP project; and
- a facilities management contract.
Various oil and gas sector participants in their engagements with the New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, both in relation to consent for transactions and other changes to permits.