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Name: Gavin Macdonald
Firm Name: Bell Gully - New Zealand's Lawyers of Choice
Country: New Zealand
Expertise: Commercial Law

Telephone: +64 9 916 8938
Fax: +64 9 916 8801

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Professional Biography:

Gavin Macdonald is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in New Zealand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gavin directly using the contact details listed above.

Gavin’s expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, public issues of securities, compliance with stock exchange listing rules, underwriting, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements and company law.

Gavin has worked on many major corporate transactions in New Zealand in recent years, involving clients such as Air New Zealand, Rank Group, Mainfreight, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Waste Management and DB Breweries.

Chambers Asia Pacific ranks Gavin as one of only two ‘star’ corporate lawyers in the country, noting he is lauded by both clients and peers as being at “the absolute top of the market.”

Gavin is also listed as a leading lawyer in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for corporate and mergers and acquisitions, and the IFLR1000.

Firm Overview:

Bell Gully is a leading New Zealand law firm. As one of the oldest New Zealand firms, established in 1840, our history is deeply embedded in domestic business.

​​​​​​​We value our longstanding corporate client relationships with the likes of ANZ, ASB, Air New Zealand and Fletcher Building, Carter Holt Harvey and Fisher & Paykel. In addition, we have a leading public sector practice and have worked with the New Zealand government on all of its recent innovative financial projects.

We have experts in all the areas of commercial law which our clients need. In addition to our five legal departments – corporate, litigation, banking and finance, real estate and projects ​and tax; we have specialist practices in competition, funds management, employment, trademarks and resource management.

As with all leading firms globally, we recognise the importance to clients of having advisors who understand the industries in which they operate.