Six added to Bell Gully's senior associate ranks

The senior associates are a combination of new hires and promotions

Six added to Bell Gully's senior associate ranks

Bell Gully has expanded its senior associate ranks with six new appointments.

According to chair Torrin Crowther, the new senior associates are “a mix of an internal promotion, returning alumni and lateral hires”. They bolster the corporate, litigation, employment, and projects and real estate teams.

Charles Wong is part of the projects and real estate team. He specialises in real estate developments and front-end construction work.

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He has handled acquisitions, divestments, commercial leases, ground leases, and project development. He has also provided guidance on construction contracts, professional services agreements, and construction financing arrangements across different sectors.

Hannah Turton is on the corporate team. She has assisted companies, listed issuers, private equity sponsors, and other financial investors on M&A matters.

She kicked off her legal career at Bell Gully before relocating to London and spending four years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Rebecca Compson is part of the employment team. She has worked with corporate businesses and senior executives on non-contentious and contentious employment and transactional issues.

She has advised on large-scale corporate restructurings, personal grievances, incentive schemes, disciplinary and performance management processes and negotiated exits. She spent several years in the UK before returning to New Zealand.

Ruth Keats is on the Bell Gully corporate team. A seasoned commercial lawyer, she has provided guidance on procurement and commercial contracts, particularly on technology, infrastructure, public sector contracting and procurement.

She worked with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment as a member of the commercial legal team, where she assisted on major technology procurement projects.

Adam Conti is part of the litigation and dispute resolution team. He concentrates on complex commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and technology disputes.

He has tackled insolvency, insurance, corporate advisory, construction, and workplace health and safety matters. He previously worked in Melbourne.

Matthew Flinn is also on the litigation and dispute resolution team. He spent 12 years as a barrister with 1 Crown Office Row Chambers in London before his return to New Zealand.

He has handled matters involving tort law, data protection, and public law.

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