ARBITRATORS

NZIAC employs full time Registrars to manage and oversee NZIAC’s appointment and arbitration 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 arbitration.

To apply for arbitration with NZIAC, 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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Dr Luke Nottage

AUSTRALIA

 

Dr Luke Nottage specialises in comparative and transnational business law (especially arbitration and product safety law), with a particular interest in Japan and the Asia-Pacific.
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Jeremy Johnson

NEW ZEALAND

 

Jeremy is a Partner at Wynn Williams and is an experienced litigator and dispute resolution specialist. He has particular expertise in arbitration, commercial, insolvency, equity and trust law.
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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 Sir Ian Barker QC

NEW ZEALAND

HON SIR IAN BARKER QCSir Ian's reputation is grounded in a distinguished legal career. At the bar and on the Bench and in 8 years as an arbitrator and mediator he has dealt with cases in construction and engineering, insurance and reinsurance, international commercial arbitration, among others.

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John Green

NEW ZEALAND

JOHN GREENJohn is the founder and a Director of the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre; the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre; the Building Disputes Tribunal; the New Zealand Family Dispute Resolution Centre; and BuildSafe®. He is the Editor of BuildLaw® and ReSolution®.

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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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Tómas Kennedy-Grant QC

NEW ZEALAND

TÓMAS KENNEDY-GRANT QC

Tómas Kennedy-Grant, Q.C., a graduate of Oxford, is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. He has been in practice for 44 years, 10 of them as a Master of the High Court of New Zealand. Since February 2002 he has practised full-time as an arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator.

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Anthony Willy

NEW ZEALAND

ANTHONY WILLYAcademic Qualifications:
LLB Canterbury University 1964
LLM Canterbury University 1965
Fellow Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of New Zealand Inc.

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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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Professor Phillip D. Green

NEW ZEALAND

PPHILIP GREENhillip has over 30 years of experience in alternative dispute resolution. He is a mediator, chartered arbitrator and adjudicator. He is Founding President and a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), a Fellow and Charted Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration in London.

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John Carter

NEW ZEALAND

JOHN CARTERJohn completed his LLB (Hons) degree in 1967 and within a year was a partner of McElroy Duncan & Preddle. As well as being a Fellow of AMINZ, he is on both the arbitration and mediation panels of the Institute, and is a trained arbitrator and mediator and is professionally active in both those areas.

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David Laurence Kreider

NEW ZEALAND

DAVID LAURENCE KREIDERDavid Laurence Kreider is the General Counsel and a Member of the Executive Board of Vodafone New Zealand, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group plc. Mr. Kreider fluently speaks and reads Chinese as a second language.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr Christian W. Konrad

AUSTRIA

Dr. Konrad is founding partner of the firm Konrad & Partners in Vienna, Austria. He is an Austrian Rechtsanwalt, a Solicitor of England and Wales, and admitted as a Euroadvokat in the Czech and Slovak Republics.His practice focuses on commercial law, public international law, international commercial and investment arbitration, construction and real estate law, and private clients.

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Graeme Little SC

AUSTRALIA

graeme-little200x200In over 44 years as a barrister he has appeared cases including franchise agreements, community titles existing within the Torrens title system, misrepresentation on the sale of businesses, actions between financial services providers and the Financial Ombudsman Service, claims for prerogative relief in the Superior Courts of Australia and New Zealand and constitutional law.

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Victor Smith

THAILAND

VICTOR SMITH Victor is recognised as one of the leading arbitrators in Thailand. He has worked in the construction industry in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. He regularly sits as an arbitrator in both international and domestic arbitrations and assists parties in arbitration proceedings.

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Matthew Dunning QC

NEW ZEALAND

Matthew is a barrister and Queen’s Counsel, with over 35 years experience in commercial litigation. He has represented many leading local and international businesses before New Zealand courts, regulatory bodies in the securities and anti-trust sectors and in arbitrations. One of his first cases was as junior counsel in 1986, for Mobil Oil with David Williams QC, in an ICSID arbitration against the New Zealand government.

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Derek Firth MNZM

NEW ZEALAND

DEREK FIRTHDerek is a Barrister practising as an arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. He is a Fellow of AMINZ and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute, UK. He has had a number of party and Court appointments under the ICC Rules and is one of the leading dispute resolution practitioners in New Zealand.

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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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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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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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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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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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David Carden

NEW ZEALAND

DAVID CARDENDavid is an Auckland barrister and has now had many appointments as adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of NZ Inc in both arbitration and mediation areas and is on the AMINZ Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators.

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Catherine M 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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Andrew Hazelton

NEW ZEALAND

ANDREW HAZELTONAndrew Hazelton has specialised in construction law for most of his professional career. His practice includes acting for developers, contractors, subcontractors and professionals in the construction industry.

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George Golvan QC

AUSTRALIA

GEORGE GOLVAN QCGeorge H. Golvan is a Queen’s Counsel who holds degrees in law and jurisprudence from Monash University, Melbourne, and the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Arizona State University, (USA). Mr. Golvan practises in the areas of Building and Construction Law, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Tenancy, Banking and Insurance, and General Commercial and Corporate Law.

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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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Hon David Byrne QC

AUSTRALIA

David Bryne is a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.Starting his work in 1963 he practised as a Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of Victoria and over his years of experience he has also been appointed Queen's Counsel in Victoria, subsequently in New South Wales, ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.

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Derek Johnston

NEW ZEALAND

DEREK JOHNSTONDerek Johnston is a highly experienced commercial barrister based at Thorndon Chambers in Wellington, one of New Zealand’s leading sets of chambers. He specialises in corporate, commercial, securities and competition law. He has practised law for over 35 years.

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Graeme Christie

NEW ZEALAND

Graeme is a construction law partner in  the  commercial  litigation field. He  acts  for  national  and international  clients  on  all  forms  of  dispute  resolution.  He conducts arbitrations, and regularly appears in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

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Dr Donald Charrett

AUSTRALIA

A barrister, arbitrator and mediator practising in building and engineering disputes, arbitration/ mediation, construction law, commercial law, contract law, insurance law and professional negligence. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dr Charrett worked as an engineer for over 30 years, including 12 years as a  multidisciplinary engineering director.

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David Levin QC

AUSTRALIA

David Levin QC has been a barrister for over 35 years and a QC for more than a decade. He practices generally in the construction area and has been involved in many infrastructure disputes in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia involving roads, power stations, bridges, railways, wind farms, gas and oil wells and many office buildings.

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Richard Fernyhough QC

UNITED KINGDOM

Richard Fernyhough QC has been practising at the UK Bar for nearly 40 years and has been a member of Keating Chambers for 38 years. For the past 30 years he has specialised in construction and engineering law with an emphasis on arbitration. During that time he has sat as a Deputy High Court Judge for over 15 years and has acted as Arbitrator for the past 20 years.

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Dr Stephen Lee

AUSTRALIA

Dr Lee is a Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator.  He has practised at the Queensland Bar for over 20 years, and is a member of the Bars of England and Wales and New York. He is graded as an Arbitrator with the Resolution Institute in Australia, is a member of the KLRCA Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, and is a Reserve Panellist with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.  

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Yves-Louis Sage

FRANCE

Dr. Yves-Louis Sage is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and along with his consulting activities is involved as member of the bar of French Polynesia, in the practice of arbitration and mediation as an independent arbitrator and mediator. He is one of the founding members of the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific and its Editor since 1994.

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Gordon Smith

NEW ZEALAND

 

GORDON SMITHGordon is an accomplished international commercial disputes lawyer and arbitrator, with an emphasis on and engineering and energy matters throughout Asia-Pacific. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Gordon practised for 12 years as a consultant civil/structural engineer and project manager in Australia and New Zealand.
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Dr Donald McMorland

NEW ZEALAND

 

DONALD MCMORLANDDonald was a teacher at the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, from 1968, taking early retirement as an Associate Professor in December 1998 after 31 years. During that time, he taught ‘Land Law’, ‘Vendor and Purchaser’, and, for a time, ‘Equity and Succession’.

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