ARBITRATORS

NZIAC employs full time Registrars to manage and oversee NZIAC’s appointment and arb-med services. Where NZIAC is requested to make an appointment, the Registrars will appoint the most appropriate and available arbitrator from NZIAC’s panel. The Registrars will take into account the amount at issue, the complexity of the matters at issue, the geographical location of the parties, and the subject matter of the dispute so far as those factors may be relevant, and any particular requests or requirements of the parties.

All NZIAC arbitrators have been appointed to NZIAC’s panel because of their extensive knowledge and expertise in law coupled with their extensive knowledge, skill and experience in both arbitration and mediation.

To apply for arbitration under NZIAC’s Arb-Med Rules, simply complete our online application form.

Hon Paul Heath QC

NEW ZEALAND

The Hon Paul Heath QC's principal areas of expertise are dispute resolution, (primarily arbitration), commercial law, company law, insolvency law, equity, trusts and legal issues affecting Māori. He studied law at the University of Auckland, graduating LLB in 1978, and was admitted to the Bar later that year. During his time in practice, he appeared on multiple occasions in the High Court and Court of Appeal, and on three occasions in the Privy Council.

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Rashda Rana SC

UNITED KINGDOM

RASHDA RANARashda is a barrister who has worked at the Bar in London and also in various states in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region, notably Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and China, for the past 23 years. As well as her litigious practice, Rashda has undertaken non-contentious work in drafting, reviewing and settling major project documentation.

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Albert Monichino QC

AUSTRALIA

Albert practices as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator practicing in Australia with over 20 years experience.  Alberts areas of practice include construction and engineering disputes; financial services and investment disputes; contractual disputes; minority shareholder and joint venture disputes; and intellectual property disputes.

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Andrew Skelton

NEW ZEALAND

 

Andrew is a barrister with over 25 years' experience as a civil litigator in New Zealand and the United Kingdom

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Hon Peter Salmon QC

NEW ZEALAND

HON PETER SALMON QCPeter was admitted to the Bar in 1959. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 1983. While at the bar he qualified as a Mediator. He acted as mediator and arbitrator in major environmental and commercial cases. He was a Judge of the High Court from 1996 to 2004.

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Royden Hindle

NEW ZEALAND

ROYDEN HINDLERoyden has legal qualifications from the Universities of Canterbury and Cambridge. He became a Fellow (Arbitration) of AMINZ in 2001, and holds the Sir Ronald Davison Award for Award Writing in that year. Since 2005 he has been Chairperson of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

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Catherine Green

NEW ZEALAND

 

Prior to starting her dispute resolution practice, Catherine gained a wide range of experience in commercial litigation matters both onshore and offshore, including four years in the litigation team at Russell McVeagh (Auckland), two years in the dispute resolution team at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP (London), and four years in litigation at Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands).

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Hon Sir John Hansen

NEW ZEALAND

HON SIR JOHN HANSENUniversity: Bachelor of Laws, University of Otago, 4th May 1968. Professional Qualifications: Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand; Barrister of the Supreme Court of New Zealand; Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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Sherwyn Williams

NEW ZEALAND

SHERWYN WILLIAMSSherwyn has had over 45 years’ experience as a lawyer. He was a partner in, and then a consultant with, Kensington Swan. He specialised in construction law, dealing mainly with claims and disputes. He advised on major projects both in New Zealand and overseas.

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John Larmer

NEW ZEALAND

JOHN LARMERAn arbitrator, conciliator and mediator with rural specialization being a registered valuer and primary industry consultant with over 40 years experience. He has been the President Arbitrators and Mediators Institute; President Institute of Valuers; and Additional Member High Court 2007.

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Karen Mills

INDONESIA

Karen Mills is recognised as one of the leading arbitrators in Asia, according to every publication and survey published. She sits as arbitrator in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US and is also on the panel of arbitrators of institutions in the Philippines, Beijing, Korea and New Zealand and the online Domain Name Dispute Panel of ADNDRC, Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul.

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Hon Peter Heerey QC

AUSTRALIA

HON PETER HEEREY QCMr. Heerey was educated at St Virgil’s College, Hobart and the University of Tasmania where he graduated with degrees in Law (First Class Honours) and Arts. He has published papers in professional and academic journals in the areas of corporations law, defamation, expert evidence, intellectual property, law and literature and Federation history.

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Hon Rodney Hansen QC

NEW ZEALAND

HON RODNEY HANSEN QCRodney completed his LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland. He also qualified as an accountant, becoming an Associate Chartered Accountant in 1969. He joined Shortland Chambers as a barrister sole in 1991 and took silk in 1995.

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John Sharkey AM

AUSTRALIA

JOHN SHARKEY AMJohn is the former head of the Construction and Engineering division of Norton Rose Australia, after more than 30 years of practice exclusively in construction law he is a recognised authority in his field. He has co-authored two books, Building and Construction Contracts and Commercial Arbitration and is the state editor for Victoria and Tasmania of Building and Construction Law.

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Hon Sir Hugh Williams QC

NEW ZEALAND

HON SIR HUGH WILLIAMSJustice Hugh Williams served as a Master of the High Court. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1995 and served as Senior Puisne Judge. He also served as Acting Chief High Court Judge. He has been a Commercial List Judge and was Judge in charge of the Commercial List.

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Khory McCormick

AUSTRALIA

Khory nears 30 years of practice spanning all aspects of commercial activity in diverse industry sectors. He brings deep and broad expertise to complex litigation or arbitration in the corporate and public arena; finance and insolvency; resource commodities and long-term supply contracts; infrastructure and engineering projects; and industrial relations.

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Ian Nosworthy

AUSTRALIA

IAN NOSWORTHYIan Nosworthy is an experienced barrister, arbitrator, and mediator from South Australia. He practices nationally and internationally in litigation, arbitration, and mediation, particularly in construction, engineering, commercial and insurance disputes. He has written and spoken widely nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous published papers.

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Professor Doug Jones AM

AUSTRALIA

Doug is a leading international arbitration specialist. Doug is personally recognised as one of the worlds leading construction and infrastructure lawyers and has received many endorsements and accolades internationally.

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Peter Megens

AUSTRALIA

PETER MEGENSPeter specializes in construction, dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, mediation, energy and natural resources, infrastructure and project structuring and in particular international and domestic arbitration. He is the Vice President of the Australian Centre for International Commerical Arbitration, a Chartered Arbitrator, and a Graded Arbitrator.

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Yves-Louis Sage

FRANCE

Dr. Yves-Louis Sage, born in France, hold a LLB, a LLM and a PhD from the Law school of the University of Grenoble (France), a LLM from Tulane Law School and the accreditation to supervise research (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, HDR) from the University of Paris I (Sorbonne). He is a professor at the School of Law of the University of French Polynesia in Tahiti (French Polynesia) since 1987 where he was Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Management from 2007 to 2009.

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