Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Following NZIAC’s recent admission as a member to APRAG, our Executive Director Catherine Green is this week in Jakarta meeting with APRAG’s President Mr Husseyn Umar. Mr Umar is also the Chairman of Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI). NZIAC would like to thank Mr Umar for his warm hospitality. NZIAC firmly believes that close and positive collaboration between APRAG members across the region can only lend itself to the development of more effective and relevant arbitration services throughout the Asia Pacific Region. We very much look forward to working with our APRAG colleagues.

At the same time, Ms Green has also met with Chartered Arbitrator Karen Mills and her colleagues Rizki Karim, Rininta Ayunina, Iswahjudi A Karim, and Mirza Karim of law firm Karim Syah. Ms Mills is a panellist with NZIAC sitting on our Arbitration, Arb-Med, and Mediation panels. Her practice is diverse with a wealth of experience in aviation, banking and finance, building and construction, commercial, energy, financial services, insurance, information technology, maritime, shareholder and securities, treaty, oil and gas, and mining disputes. The strength of NZIAC’s services is underpinned by the experience and quality of those panellists who choose to work with us. NZIAC would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Mills and her colleagues for their warm hospitality in hosting our Executive Director in Jakarta this week.