[Hot List Interview] with Brynn Gilbertson, Bell Gully

by Mackenzie McCarty31 Mar 2014
The NZ Lawyer print magazine’s Hot List features some of the country’s top legal professionals – and we’ll be talking to each one of them over the coming weeks. Below, we catch up with Bell Gully partner and corporate law specialist, Brynn Gilbertson.

He says the last two years have been both interesting and challenging, as he’s worked as part of the Bell Gully team assisting the Crown on the IPOs of Mighty River Power and Meridian.

“I expect the next few years to continue to be interesting,” says Gilbertson. “Potentially there is a lot going on.  The growth in the economy in the last 12 months and the predicted future growth provides stability of earnings to New Zealand corporates and confidence for them to pursue growth initiatives.”

At the same time, he says, the construction phase of the Christchurch rebuild is getting underway. 

“The NZSX has also performed very well over the past 18 months, including for a number of new growth stocks which provides opportunities for companies seeking to raise capital. There is lot of regulatory reform being implemented and I am sure we will continue to see regulators being very pro-active.”

Aside from his involvement in the corporate legal sector, Gilbertson is also actively involved in charity and pro bono work.

 “I am a member of Bell Gully’s pro-bono committee. ..As well as my committee work, I work with Diabetes Auckland, who recently have joined with the majority of other local Diabetes branches around New Zealand to form one unified organisation.”

Gilbertson and his wife have three sons and he says he spends much of his spare time supporting them at sporting events.

“Currently, their main sports include road cycling and skiing, which fortunately means less time on the sidelines and more time enjoying the sport with them.”

*The print edition of NZ Lawyer is hitting desks this week. Make sure and grab your copy to find out who else made the Hot List.