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.

Next month, on 6 May 2019, the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Auckland Branch is co-hosting an address in association with the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland; and International Law Association, Auckland Sub-Branch, by Prof. Kathleen Claussen who will be in Auckland visiting at the Faculty of Law.

With formidable experience in the practice of international  trade law, Prof. Claussen now teaches at the University of Miami School of Law.  The focus of her address will be the suitability of current dispute resolution procedures in non-traditional areas of foreign trade and investment.  The topic should  attract broad interest across the political spectrum, particularly where the Treaty of Waitangi may be involved.

NZIIA has advised that the event is free and open to all with no need to RSVP.

For more information, please see NZIIA’s flyer here.



Monday 6 May 2019 @ 6.00 pm-7.30 pm


Lecture Theatre [102-G36], Old Government House, Princes Street, University of Auckland


NZIIA Auckland

C/o PO Box 6239

Wellesley Street, Auck 1141

Ph. 3798550

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Bus Stops: Waterloo Quadrant, Symonds Street,  Britomart & Wellesley Street

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