Since 1840 Bell Gully has set the standard for legal services in New Zealand.
The firm's history is of long-standing commitment to New Zealand business and the wider community.
Our culture has always been one of uncompromised excellence, of being reliable, responsive and holding the highest ethical standards.
In 2006 that approach led international legal researcher Chambers Global to summarise that Bell Gully was "a damned fine firm, with a substantial client base and a good culture, after more than 160 years in business the Bell Gully brand is thriving".
We invest in attracting and training the very best lawyers and corporate services staff and have instituted a market-leading client feedback programme to learn what we do well as a firm and understand what we can do better.
As one of the largest law firms in New Zealand, we have an unrivalled depth of expertise that sees us act on the most complex and largest commercial matters and a breadth of experience that means we can cost-effectively handle more routine legal transactions.
We are a proudly New Zealand law firm, but one with a global outlook. The majority of our partners and many of our lawyers have worked for international firms.
While we operate in a dynamic business environment and recognise the need to meet clients' changing needs, Bell Gully is built on a solid foundation of values that encourage respect, excellence and integrity.
For four successive years we have been named International Financial Law Review New Zealand Law Firm of the Year.
Banking and Finance
We have one of the largest financial services practices in the country. We provide a comprehensive range of services to leading banks, financial institutions, investment banks, corporates and sovereigns. All of our partners and senior lawyers have practised as financial services lawyers in either London or New York. Our team help structure, negotiate and complete transactions, advising on capital and credit market iss