18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE

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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.

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Resolution in Brief

Welcome to our ReSolution in Brief blog page, which hosts a collection of news, articles, and announcements relating to the latest information and rulings about Arbitration, Mediation, and private dispute resolution, both in the Asia-Pacific and New Zealand jurisdictions.

Court sees through layers of lipstick and linguistic camouflage in audacious application to set aside arbitral award

Court sees through layers of lipstick and linguistic camouflage in audacious application to set aside arbitral award

By Maria Cole.   Unfortunately, too many unsuccessful arbitration participants still see it as worth their while to 'roll the dice' by manufacturing a pathway to a court, where strained procedural unfairness arguments rise to the fore as something...

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Pandemics, lockdowns and contracts – can overseas courts give us any insight?

Pandemics, lockdowns and contracts – can overseas courts give us any insight?

By Belinda Green. When the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived in New Zealand, there was widespread discussion amongst the legal community about the impact the pandemic and the Government “lockdowns” might have on contracts.[1] Two main avenues for obtaining contractual...

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