New Zealand firm Bell Gully has promoted Hugh Kettle to partner. Kettle is a financial services specialist and has worked internationally, advising on major banking and capital markets transactions. He returns to the firm after a year spent in the United Kingdom in 2002, where he spent three years in the banking department at Allen & Overy LLP.
Kettle also advises on insolvency issues and was involved in several high profile restructurings while in London.
Since returning to New Zealand last year, Kettle has worked in a number of major corporate, private equity and property financings, as well as listed and unlisted debt issues and corporate transactions within the financial services sector.