Bell Gully was last night named as the winner of the New Zealand Law Firm of the Year Award at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards in Hong Kong.
Bell Gully chairman Roger Partridge is delighted with the award, saying "We are particularly proud to receive this award because it is based on independent research and feedback from clients, and I would like to thank our clients for the recognition this award represents. I would also like to thank our outstanding team of people who work extremely hard to make sure we deliver successful results to our clients every day".
The firm has consistently been recognised as New Zealand's leading firm by IFLR, and this is the seventh time in the last eight years that Bell Gully has been awarded the prestigious title.
Firm deputy chairman Chris Gordon and corporate department leader James Gibson were both on hand in Hong Kong last night to accept the IFLR award. The awards recognise the advisers on the most innovative international transactions over the past year.
The award adds to a consistent run of success for the firm, its people and its clients – including Chambers Asia Pacific this week recognising Bell Gully with more leading individuals than any other New Zealand firm. Bell Gully was also the only New Zealand firm shortlisted this year for IFLR Asian Regional Law Firm of the Year alongside several large Australasian firms, including Mallesons Stephen Jaques and King & Wood. The firm also received top tier rankings across all practice areas in the IFLR1000 2011, the 21st edition of the guide to the world's leading law firms.