The appointees bring years of experience in corporate and commercial transactions
Bell Gully has welcomed back two senior associates to bolster the firm’s corporate law practice.
Alex Bond has re-joined Bell Gully’s corporate team after a four-year stint in the London and Paris offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where most recently served as senior associate in the global transactions team.
Bond boasts considerable experience advising corporations, private equity sponsors, and financial investors on cross-border private and public mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and commercial matters across a wide range of industries.
His recent work includes advising Cognizant on its acquisition of French technology group EI-Technologies, EPH and GazelEnergie on the sale of the Emile Huchet gas energy generation business to Total.
Gabby Smith has also returned to Bell Gully’s corporate team following four years at London-based firm Linklaters, where she advised on several complex and high-profile corporate transactions, including National Grid’s £14bn (NZD$26.2bn) divestment of its UK gas distribution business, the largest-ever energy and infrastructure deal in the country.
Smith is well-versed in an extensive range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, and equity capital market deals.