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.

Dr Derek Johnston

WellingtonNew Zealand


Nationality: Irish, New Zealander

Area of Expertise: Commercial, Competition, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Oil and Gas, Shareholder and Securities

Legal System of Expertise: Common Law

Languages: English

LLB(Hons) | MJur (Dist) | SJD | DipICArb | FAMINZ (Arb) | FCIArb

Derek Johnston is a highly respected corporate, commercial, competition and securities law specialist. He has significant legal experience in the energy, capital markets, telecommunications and IT, and financial services sectors.

Derek is available to serve as an arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitrations. He holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand and various other arbitration institutions. He has been appointed to the Reserve Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and to the Arbitration Panels of AMINZ, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Asian International Arbitration Centre.