Bill Gambrill

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Litigation / Restructuring and Insolvency

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Bill is a commercial litigation lawyer with particular expertise in insolvency and financial services litigation. Admitted in 1992, Bill worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, before moving to Dubai in 2005. Bill joined Martelli McKegg from Dubai at the beginning of 2020.

Before leaving New Zealand, Bill worked in a leading insolvency and financial services litigation team in one of New Zealand's largest law firms, often appearing as counsel in the High Court, as well as in the Court of Appeal. Bill conducted insolvency proceedings, summary judgment applications, injunction hearings (particularly in relation to mortgagee sales), foreign claims and enforcement of foreign judgments. Bill represented insolvency professionals, both as receivers and liquidators, and major banks.

In Dubai, Bill appeared in the English-language, common law courts established in Dubai's financial centre, and also in a number of arbitrations. Bill's practice included insolvency, conflict of laws, financial services, real estate disputes, property management, construction and employment, as well as general commercial litigation. Bill acted for foreign clients in disputes in the U.A.E., including foreign insolvency officials. Bill also worked on cross-border disputes in the Middle East and North Africa region, in the United Kingdom, the B.V.I., the Isle of Man, Australia and New Zealand.

Bill is a member of the Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand, and a member of INSOL International. As an INSOL member, Bill has served on INSOL committees, he has spoken at INSOL conferences, and has written articles and contributed papers for INSOL publications. Bill is also an overseas member of the Insolvency Lawyers' Association (United Kingdom).

Bill is a member (associate status) of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), and has presented at AMINZ events, as well as being a member of the New Zealand Middle East Business Council.

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