Important COVID-19 Update

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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.

We were delighted to have leading international arbitrator Peter Baugher join us from Chicago, Illinois for an evening discussion last night on how we can best resolve international commercial disputes in today’s complex and dynamic legal, economic, and political environment.

Peter’s presentation was a fascinating presentation covering a wide range of contemporary issues including:

  • US perspectives on business litigation and arbitration;
  • international dispute resolution in a time of global turmoil;
  • American politics; and
  • challenges and opportunities for the Rule of Law across boundaries and culture.

Our thanks to Peter for taking the time to come to speak with us while he was down in Auckland.

Thank you also to Russell McVeagh for hosting the event and to all who were able to attend especially at such a busy time of the year.

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