Brynn Gilbertson

New Zealand

Bell Gully
Level 21 Vero Centre
48 Shortland Street
Auckland 1140

Tel: +64 9 916 8948
Fax: +64 9 916 8801


Brynn is a corporate law specialist experienced in acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, privatisation, corporate fundraising, public offerings and private placements of securities, and stock exchange compliance.

He has advised a wide range of clients on due diligence, negotiation and completion of acquisition agreements, public flotations and employee share purchase and dividend reinvestment schemes.

With a proven ability to manage large transactions, Brynn led Bell Gully’s team managing all aspects of the Fletcher Challenge separation. This included many significant transactions, including the sale of Fletcher Paper to Norske Skog, the sale of Fletcher Energy to Shell/Apache, and the IPOs of Fletcher Building and Rubicon.

Brynn’s expertise is recognised in a number of international forums. Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 ranks Brynn in the top tier of corporate lawyers, and quotes one interviewee as stating: “He’s a very good corporate lawyer and I rate him.” The previous edition stated stating he was seen as being “very good on the detail,” with one impressed client explaining: “He caught a lot of stuff for us.”

He is also named as a leading individuals for corporate and M&A by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015 and the IFLR1000 2014.

Bell Gully’s corporate team has earned a national and international reputation for providing practical commercial and innovative legal advice.

Our strong track record working with major New Zealand, trans-Tasman and multinational companies, financial institutions and government agencies on the most significant transactions and operational issues is the source of our reputation.

Clients benefit from New Zealand’s strongest corporate expertise combined with deep sector-specific knowledge built through advising on the game-changing transactions that involve New Zealand law. As the clear first choice New Zealand law firm for international clients, advice is regularly provided on cross-border matters. We also advise many of the largest New Zealand and Australian listed companies on governance and operational matters.

Our large team of experienced and talented practitioners works hard to deliver the commercial outcomes our clients’ need, often under challenging conditions and timeframes. Our expertise allows clients to front-foot the issues and our capability in assisting clients navigate complex regulatory issues is second to none.

Independent legal and financial research houses consistently recognise our corporate and commercial practice as the market leader in New Zealand, including as New Zealand Deal Team of the Year in the ALB Australasian Law Awards.

A wide range of clients – from start-ups to multinationals, local and international, financial institutions and government agencies, across all industries – use us as their trusted adviser.

As a full service firm, our experience spans the spectrum of expertise our clients need. We deliver service to our clients through five key legal departments – corporate and commercial, banking and finance, litigation, property and tax.

Legal guides and directories consistently recognise Bell Gully as being New Zealand’s leading firm. Most importantly, we are recognised by our clients for the calibre of our service, our legal expertise, our track record of delivering results and our business judgement.

“Brynn Gilbertson is praised by interviewees with one stating: “He’s a very good corporate lawyer and I rate him.” He has a broad range of experience, including joint ventures, divestments and securities and he recently led the team acting for Fletcher Building in its sale of Pacific Steel.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015