Arbitration in New Zealand

Friday 15 June 2018

Authors: Jenny Stevens and Kate Wevers


International arbitration is growing in importance as a dispute forum in New Zealand as it is around the world.  

Arbitration clauses in private contracts that cross borders, in international investment treaties, and as a forum for resolving other international disputes, including on climate change issues, have increased the prevalence of international arbitration. A​n increasing number of New Zealanders are practicing in the area both on and off-shore.

Click here for a snapshot ​of the New Zealand environment for arbitration. 


This publication is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this publication.

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  • Jenny Stevens

    Partner Wellington
  • Sophie East

    Partner Auckland
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