Bell Gully Secures Overall Top Spot in Asia Pacific Rankings

LAWFUEL – Legal Jobs & Law Newswire – Bell Gully has again emerged as the pre-eminent New Zealand law firm in this year’s edition of international legal directory Asia Pacific Legal 500.

For the sixth year running, Bell Gully has secured the most top-tier rankings in practice areas for New Zealand and has the highest number of partners named as “leading individuals”.

Asia Pacific Legal 500 is produced annually by UK-based publisher Legalese and is based on independent research among lawyers and clients.

The 2007/2008 edition awards Bell Gully top ranking in 10 of the 13 practice areas it features including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate M&A, dispute resolution, employment, insurance, projects and energy, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency and tax. The firm is also highly ranked for its expertise in TMT (previously IT and telecoms), and intellectual property.

Partners and practices recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500 2007/2008


Banking and finance

“widely accepted as one of the top, if not the top banking and finance practices. The team offers a first-class service, and is rated for excellent coordination with the firm’s tax department”

David Craig, Murray King, David McPherson

Capital markets

Garry Downs, Murray King

Corporate and M&A

“Bell Gully’s outstanding practice continues to top the charts”
Andrew Brown

Brynn Gilbertson, Jonathan Ross

Dispute resolution

“one of the largest and best practices”

Mike Colson, Brian Latimour, Mark O’Brien, Ralph Simpson


“Bell Gully’s full service nature means that clients get a better integration of advice on cross-border deals…rated for its friendly and professional service”

Rob Towner

Projects and energy

Chris Gordon

Restructuring and insolvency

Mark O’Brien, Murray Tingey


“stellar tax practice continued to advise on some of the most significant transactions”

Niels Campbell, David Simcock

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