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Education

  • LLB - University of Otago
  • FAMINZ (Med)

Bio

Warren Sowerby is a barrister specialising in Commercial Mediation.

He is widely considered to be and recognised as New Zealand’s pre-eminent legal / commercial mediator, having completed within New Zealand, around 3000 commercial mediations with participants from New Zealand and at times from The United Kingdom, The United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia, China , Singapore , Europe and Russia.


Consistently selected to facilitate the resolution of significant commercial and other disputes, Warren trained with C.D.R. in Boulder Colorado. He appears in the International Who’s Who Legal, Commercial Mediation, is a certified SIMI mediator by endorsement of the Singapore International Mediation Centre, is a Fellow of Resolution Institute, and in 2016 was admitted as a fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand by waiver in recognition of his depth of experience in dispute resolution.

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What Others Say

  • "Ranked number 1 of the Top Ten Mediators in New Zealand in 2016”.  - LawFuel
  • “Has probably mediated more ‘high end’ and commercial disputes than anyone else in New Zealand, with experience across the widest range of commercial and related disputes”.  - LawFuel

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Memberships

  • Admitted in 2016 as a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand by waiver in recognition of his depth of experience in dispute resolution.
    Appointed as a SIMI certified mediator by endorsement by the Singapore International Mediation Centre.