18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE


In line with Ministry of Health guidance, our staff are currently working remotely. They remain available to assist and it is business as usual. However, we ask that wherever possible you contact us online or by email to registrar@nziac.com.

If you need to courier documents, please contact our Registry staff in the first instance to confirm the appropriate delivery details.

He waka eke noa.

Brenda Horrigan



Nationality: American

Area of Expertise: Commercial, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Mining, Oil and Gas, Shareholder and Securities, Treaty

Legal System of Expertise: Common Law, International Law

Languages: English, French, Russian


Brenda specialises in international arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes involving emerging markets, and has worked from the US, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai and now Sydney.

She has extensive experience on complex international commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters at both the arbitration and enforcement stages, acts as counsel in matters conducted under a wide variety of arbitration rules, and also sits as arbitrator.

Brenda has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars on both arbitration and the challenges of investments in emerging markets. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CIArb national councillor for Australia. She is also the past co-chair of the China Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law, and served for several years as Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School (Shanghai campus).

She is fluent in English, French and Russian, and speaks elementary Mandarin.