Brynn Gilbertson | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine21 Apr 2014
Brynn GilbertsonBrynn Gilbertson,
Bell Gully

Bell Gully picked up two of the Crown roles on the power selldowns – Mighty River Power and Meridian – and Brynn Gilbertson was involved in both deals, taking the lead adviser spot on Mighty River. One source said Gilbertson was now Bell Gully’s most prominent dealmaker: “You see him around a fair bit. He was on the selldown of Meridian and Mighty River, acting for the government; that gives him a bit of profile in my eyes.”

Another source described Gilbertson as unbelievably resilient. “He’s hard-working, a man of few words, a reputation for getting the deal done. He’s got very loyal client relationships; he’s been a long-time trusted adviser for Fletcher Building, in particular.” This includes advising Fletcher Building on its NZ$1.3bn takeover of Australia’s Crane Group, New Zealand’s largest on-market takeover of an Australian public company.

Partner, Bell Gully 
Sullivan & Cromwell, New York (1995-1996)
Years of Experience:
  • Ranked in the Top Tier of Corporate Lawyers, Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
  • Leading Lawyer in the IFLR1000 2014 and Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014.
  • He was included in the Legal 500 (2011/2013)
LLB(Hons), University of Canterbury (1984-1987)
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