Successful securities offerings and capital raisings are a crucial component of many transactions and business expansions. Bell Gully is New Zealand's pre-eminent capital markets law firm. We have advised clients on some of the most significant public offerings seen in New Zealand and provided legal solutions for major debt issues that were noted for their complexity.
Our team has a depth of expertise in both debt and equity markets, reflected in an extensive track record helping a wide range of clients to achieve their goals. We advise leading New Zealand and international clients, exceeding the high service standards required by companies that raise capital in global markets.
For every client, we assemble a team of specialists tailored to their needs and the outcomes they desire. Our style is to work collaboratively with our clients and all advisers to eliminate problems and develop workable solutions. Our lawyers are independently acknowledged as leaders in their field and we are frequently chosen to assist domestic and international companies that are new to the complexities and scrutiny of public offerings.
We have expertise in all aspects of equity capital markets, including initial public offerings, rights issues, placements, share buy backs and redemptions, and provide advice on all aspects of the listing rules and securities legislation. We also have significant experience in controlling shareholder structures.
In debt capital markets, we were instrumental in the original design of capital notes in New Zealand, which now constitute a significant part of the corporate retail debt issued, and have advised on the legal aspects of a number of debt offerings with features not common in the New Zealand market. We advise on notes, bonds and other debt instruments, and have assisted numerous clients to establish medium term note (MTN) and commercial paper programmes.