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We offer leading international arbitrators, adjudicators, mediators and advocates to help resolve complex cross-border disputes.  All of our members have worked internationally, with many admitted to practise in jurisdictions other than New Zealand, including England and Wales, Hong Kong and Singapore. Several of our members are prominent Queen’s Counsel.

Bankside Chambers is the first New Zealand barristers’ chambers committed to a permanent presence in Singapore.  We are highly skilled, independent, common-law trained dispute resolution specialists.  We understand Asia and adapt our approach to suit different client needs. We are respectful of cultural differences and offer cost-effective, quality legal services.

For any enquiries, please contact us in Maxwell Chambers on T: +65 6595 9010 or E: [email protected]  Alternatively, feel free to contact any of us individually.

Our Singapore address is:

Maxwell Chambers,
Room 2-13
28 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069115
T: +65 6595 9010

“New Zealand has a strong connection to Asia and a well-established track record of producing world-leading international lawyers. Bankside Chambers is home to many of them, be they arbitrators, mediators or advocates. Their skills, global thinking and cost effective services will greatly benefit the Singapore market.”
Tom Glasgow, Chief Investment Officer (Asia), IMF

Decision Makers

Sir David A R Williams QC

Arbitrator

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Sir David A R Williams QC

Telephone: 64 9 367 6896

Mobile: 64 21 367 689

[email protected]

Sir David A R Williams, KNZM, QC is a graduate of the University of Auckland (LLB, 1965) and of Harvard University (LL.M., 1966). He was a litigation partner in leading Auckland law firm Russell McVeagh from 1969 to 1986. In 1986 he moved to the independent bar, attaining the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 1987. He served as a judge of the High Court of New Zealand from 1992 to 1994 before returning to legal practice as a barrister and arbitrator.

Since 2010 he has served part time as the President of the Court of Appeal of the Cook Islands. He was a part time Judge of the Dubai International Financial Centre Court from 2007 to 2013. He is an honorary professor at the University of Auckland.

Sir David has developed a global international arbitration practice, serving in over 150 international arbitration cases in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has written extensively on arbitration and the Second Edition (2017) of his text Williams and Kawharu on Arbitration has been described as one of “the great New Zealand texts” by the President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand. He drafted the Cook Islands Arbitration Act of 2013.

He was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2017, an award which acknowledged his significant contribution to the development of arbitration in New Zealand and internationally.

Paul Heath QC

Arbitrator, Mediator

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Paul Heath QC

Telephone: 64 9 307 8779

Mobile: 64 27 226 2099

[email protected]

The Hon Paul Heath QC was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1978 and practised as a barrister and solicitor until 1998 when he was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel. During his time in practice, Mr Heath was involved in commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on insolvency and restructuring.

Mr Heath served as a Commissioner on the New Zealand Law Commission (an independent statutory law reform body) between 1999 and 2002, leading its work on cross-border insolvency, electronic commerce and arbitration. He represented New Zealand at UNCITRAL Working Groups on Electronic Commerce and Insolvency between 1999 and 2001, and chaired the Insolvency Working Group on two occasions, in the absence of the elected chair.

Mr Heath was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand in March 2002, and served in that capacity (as well as an ad hoc Judge of the Court of Appeal) until his retirement from judicial office on 6 April 2018, when he returned to the private sector. During his time as a Judge, he was on the Commercial List and (later) Commercial Panel of the High Court. He presided over high-profile cases involving collapses of finance companies following the Global Financial Crisis, including one in which directors were alleged to have deceitfully induced the Government of New Zealand to enter into a guarantee of investors’ funds, in respect of which it was later obliged to pay out a sum of about $1.6 billion. In 2010, he sat as a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Vanuatu and currently, he holds a part-time judicial office as President of the Pitcairn Court of Appeal.

Mr Heath is a Co-Chair of INSOL International’s Mediation Colloquium. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. In addition, he is a Chartered Arbitrator, a member of the Presidential Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of Panels of Arbitrators operated by the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and is also a List member for the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In 2018, he advised a Select Committee of the New Zealand Parliament on amendments to the Arbitration Act.

Mr Heath now practises predominantly as a commercial arbitrator and mediator at Bankside Chambers in Auckland, New Zealand. He is involved in both domestic and international work of some complexity. He is an associate of South Square in London, and has recently been appointed to P.R.I.M.E.’s panel of experts for financial dispute resolution.

Graeme Christie

Arbitrator, Adjudicator

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Graeme Christie

Telephone: 64 9 200 1500

Mobile: 64 21 960 493

[email protected]

Graeme is a Construction Lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in construction law advising on contracts and the many issues arising on construction projects, including 3 years with Linklaters in London.

Graeme has been involved in many major construction projects both on and offshore and is well known in the construction industry. He is regularly listed amongst the leading practitioners in this field in New Zealand.

He has considerable experience of acting for principals, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors. He provides advice on a wide range of construction issues, including structuring and contract documentation, joint venture agreements (including for the iconic 7 star Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai – https://www.jumeirah.com) alliancing, partnering, guaranteed maximum price contracts, and code compliance. He also assists clients to resolve construction disputes by means of negotiated settlements, mediation, arbitration, adjudication, and litigation. He has acted as arbitrator on an ICC international construction dispute sitting in London and as arbitrator in New Zealand. He has also been appointed adjudicator in a number of New Zealand adjudications.

Graeme is a sought after specialist in the New Zealand construction industry. He has spoken at many conferences due to his expertise in contract law both in New Zealand and abroad and for many years was a lecturer in construction law at the School of Architecture, University of Auckland.

Simon Foote

Arbitrator, Advocate

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Simon Foote

Telephone: +64 9 307 8784

Mobile: +64 27 243 8370

[email protected]

Simon Foote was admitted in New Zealand in 1993. He worked for major firms in New Zealand and London and as a Crown Prosecutor in New Zealand. Simon joined the independent bar in 2002 and has been counsel in several major arbitrations and court proceedings in New Zealand and internationally. He has been appointed as arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration and several domestic arbitrations.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and is presently a PhD candidate in investment treaty law supervised by Prof. Campbell McLachlan QC.

Simon specialises in complex engineering and construction cases, but has a broad practice including insurance, investment treaty arbitration, shareholder, agriculture and trust disputes.

Royden Hindle

Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator

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Royden Hindle

Telephone: 64 9 379 1515

Mobile: 64 21 413 531

[email protected]

Royden Hindle is an experienced commercial arbitrator, mediator and construction adjudicator.

He was a litigation partner at Simpson Grierson before moving to the bar in 1996. He became a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) in 2001, and received the Sir Ronald Davison Award for Award Writing in the Fellowship Assessment Programme for that year.

From 2002 to 2011 Royden was Chair of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

Since returning to practice in late 2011 Royden has been engaged as arbitrator, mediator and construction adjudicator in a wide variety of commercial matters. He is a member of both the Mediation and Arbitration Panels of AMINZ, and has been a Council member since 2011 (Royden is presently serving both as the President of AMINZ and as its Director of Professional Studies).

Royden is also a Principal Arbitrator, Evaluator & Mediator with the New Zealand Disputes Resolution Centre, and a Resolution Institute-accredited mediator.

Royden teaches in dispute resolution at AUT University.

Anna Kirk

Arbitrator, Advocate

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Anna Kirk

Telephone: 64 9 886 1472

Mobile: 64 22 075 1206

[email protected]

Dr Anna Kirk is an international arbitration specialist. She has extensive experience in both commercial and investment arbitration and is one of New Zealand’s leading international arbitration practitioners.

Anna’s practice includes acting as counsel, arbitrator (both domestic and international) and adjudicator. She has also been appointed Tribunal Secretary in several high profile, high value international arbitrations.

Anna’s arbitration experience spans multiple jurisdictions and arbitral institutions. She has significant experience in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration rules. Representative experience includes an ICC arbitration between two States regarding an oil pipeline, worth over US$30 billion (Tribunal Secretary); various ICC arbitrations involving oil and gas, distribution agreements, procurement and telecommunications (both as Counsel and Tribunal Secretary); various LCIA arbitrations involving joint ventures, breach of contract and international trade; various UNCITRAL arbitrations, including acting as Tribunal Secretary in two arbitrations arising out of the export of coal; acting as arbitrator in domestic and international (ICC) disputes.

She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).

Prior to joining Bankside Chambers as a barrister, Anna worked with Sir David Williams KNZM, QC at Bankside Chambers. She also spent a number of years at Herbert Smith LLP in London, representing clients in international commercial arbitrations and advising on issues of public international law.

Anna is admitted in New Zealand and in England and Wales. She is a dual national of these jurisdictions.

Anna has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in public international law, where she was a Tapp scholar at Gonville & Caius College. She has written extensively on international arbitration and is a contributing author to Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration (first and second editions). Anna co-lectures the Masters-level international arbitration course at the University of Auckland.

John Walton

Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator

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John Walton

Mobile: 64 21 473 656

[email protected]

John is a construction law specialist, in infrastructure development, energy, water & wastewater, transportation, civil engineering, information and communication technology (ICT), health and marine construction.

John practises as an arbitrator and independent neutral in major infrastructure projects. Past projects include acting for the Government of Hong Kong on the Port and Airport Development Strategy (Chek Lap Kok), acting for Contact Energy on major power generation projects, acting for Watercare Services on its construction projects (including the Waikato Water Treatment Plant, Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant and a major EPB tunnelling project), and arbitrating disputes in energy, transport and infrastructure development sectors.

John is admitted in New Zealand, England and Wales and Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution and an overseas member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators.

John was President of AMINZ from 2015-18 and currently chairs the AMIN International Subcommittee and is lead drafter of AMINZ Arbitration Rules.

Dr Campbell McLachlan QC

Arbitrator

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Dr Campbell McLachlan QC

Telephone: 644-636

[email protected]

Dr Campbell McLachlan QC is a practising lawyer, previously as a partner in Herbert Smith London and currently as a barrister (NZ, call 1984, QC 2007) and associate member of Bankside Chambers (Auckland & Singapore) and Essex Court Chambers (London). He is a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, serving as President or member of a number of international arbitral tribunals under the auspices of ICSID and the PCA. He holds an LL B (Hons) degree from Victoria University of Wellington, a Ph D from the University of London and the Diploma cum laude of The Hague Academy of International Law.

Campbell is also Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, teaching public and private international law and international arbitration and dispute settlement.

While at Herbert Smith, Campbell led the firm’s International Law Practice Group, and conducted many international arbitrations and litigations, for sovereign states, corporations, international organisations, and regulatory bodies. Reported cases include: ex parte Pinochet (no 3), Banca Carige v. Banco Nacional de Cuba, Saab v. Saudi American Bank, and In re Roys Poyiadjis ex parte US Securities and Exchange Commission and Securities Commission v Midavia Rail Investments BVBA.

Campbell has conducted numerous international arbitrations under ICC, UNCITRAL and LME rules, and has represented or advised a number of sovereign states, including the Armenia, Chile, Cuba, Malawi, New Zealand, South Africa, Tuvalu and the United States of America. Since his return to New Zealand, Campbell has combined his research and teaching with practice in international arbitration and litigation.

Campbell served as President of the Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law from 2006-9. He was awarded the New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship in 2011 and has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College Oxford, the Lauterpacht Research Centre in Cambridge and at NYU. In 2015, he was elected to the Institut de Droit International and is Rapporteur of its 18th Commission on Equality of Parties before International Investment Tribunals. In 2016, he was elected Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science in the University of Cambridge for the year 2020. He is an international advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement 4th Foreign Relations Law project.

Facilitators

Paul Heath QC

Arbitrator, Mediator

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Paul Heath QC

Telephone: 64 9 307 8779

Mobile: 64 27 226 2099

[email protected]

The Hon Paul Heath QC was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1978 and practised as a barrister and solicitor until 1998 when he was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel. During his time in practice, Mr Heath was involved in commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on insolvency and restructuring.

Mr Heath served as a Commissioner on the New Zealand Law Commission (an independent statutory law reform body) between 1999 and 2002, leading its work on cross-border insolvency, electronic commerce and arbitration. He represented New Zealand at UNCITRAL Working Groups on Electronic Commerce and Insolvency between 1999 and 2001, and chaired the Insolvency Working Group on two occasions, in the absence of the elected chair.

Mr Heath was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand in March 2002, and served in that capacity (as well as an ad hoc Judge of the Court of Appeal) until his retirement from judicial office on 6 April 2018, when he returned to the private sector. During his time as a Judge, he was on the Commercial List and (later) Commercial Panel of the High Court. He presided over high-profile cases involving collapses of finance companies following the Global Financial Crisis, including one in which directors were alleged to have deceitfully induced the Government of New Zealand to enter into a guarantee of investors’ funds, in respect of which it was later obliged to pay out a sum of about $1.6 billion. In 2010, he sat as a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Vanuatu and currently, he holds a part-time judicial office as President of the Pitcairn Court of Appeal.

Mr Heath is a Co-Chair of INSOL International’s Mediation Colloquium. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. In addition, he is a Chartered Arbitrator, a member of the Presidential Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of Panels of Arbitrators operated by the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and is also a List member for the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In 2018, he advised a Select Committee of the New Zealand Parliament on amendments to the Arbitration Act.

Mr Heath now practises predominantly as a commercial arbitrator and mediator at Bankside Chambers in Auckland, New Zealand. He is involved in both domestic and international work of some complexity. He is an associate of South Square in London, and has recently been appointed to P.R.I.M.E.’s panel of experts for financial dispute resolution.

Royden Hindle

Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator

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Royden Hindle

Telephone: 64 9 379 1515

Mobile: 64 21 413 531

[email protected]

Royden Hindle is an experienced commercial arbitrator, mediator and construction adjudicator.

He was a litigation partner at Simpson Grierson before moving to the bar in 1996. He became a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) in 2001, and received the Sir Ronald Davison Award for Award Writing in the Fellowship Assessment Programme for that year.

From 2002 to 2011 Royden was Chair of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

Since returning to practice in late 2011 Royden has been engaged as arbitrator, mediator and construction adjudicator in a wide variety of commercial matters. He is a member of both the Mediation and Arbitration Panels of AMINZ, and has been a Council member since 2011 (Royden is presently serving both as the President of AMINZ and as its Director of Professional Studies).

Royden is also a Principal Arbitrator, Evaluator & Mediator with the New Zealand Disputes Resolution Centre, and a Resolution Institute-accredited mediator.

Royden teaches in dispute resolution at AUT University.

John Walton

Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator

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John Walton

Mobile: 64 21 473 656

[email protected]

John is a construction law specialist, in infrastructure development, energy, water & wastewater, transportation, civil engineering, information and communication technology (ICT), health and marine construction.

John practises as an arbitrator and independent neutral in major infrastructure projects. Past projects include acting for the Government of Hong Kong on the Port and Airport Development Strategy (Chek Lap Kok), acting for Contact Energy on major power generation projects, acting for Watercare Services on its construction projects (including the Waikato Water Treatment Plant, Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant and a major EPB tunnelling project), and arbitrating disputes in energy, transport and infrastructure development sectors.

John is admitted in New Zealand, England and Wales and Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution and an overseas member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators.

John was President of AMINZ from 2015-18 and currently chairs the AMIN International Subcommittee and is lead drafter of AMINZ Arbitration Rules.

Mark Kelly

Mediator

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Mark Kelly

Telephone: 64 9 200 1504

Mobile: 64 274 549 661

[email protected]

Mark is a New Zealand barrister, with over 25 years of experience in litigating company, construction, contract, employment, estates, finance, insurance, intellectual property, medico-legal, negligence, partnership, property, and trusts disputes.

In recent years he has focussed his practice on mediation, and he has become one of New Zealand’s leading commercial mediators.

He trained in mediation at Harvard Law School. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, and an AMINZ Council member.

Mark is on mediation panels for AMINZ, and New Zealand’s: Complete Online Dispute Resolution service, Health and Disability Commission, Dispute Resolution Centre, Law Society Lawyers Complaints Service, and Weathertight Homes Tribunal. He is a facilitator with the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service.

He is an appointee on the World Intellectual Property Organisation Center’s List of Mediators. The WIPO Center is administered from Geneva, Switzerland, and facilitates the resolution of IP disputes worldwide. He is also on the AMINZ Intellectual Property List.

Mark has successfully mediated disputes involving: company, construction, contract, earthquake, education, employment, finance, insurance, intellectual property, negligence, partnership, property, relationship property, rural, sexual harassment, trust and weathertightness issues. He has worked with local and international parties.

His approach is commercial, relatable, efficient and effective.

Advocates

Sam Carey

Advocate

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Sam Carey

Telephone: 64 9 307 8771

Mobile: 64 21 234 8080

[email protected]

Sam has been a Barrister at Bankside Chambers since April 2007. He holds an LLM from Auckland University, with 1st class honours.

Prior to joining Bankside, he was a pupil barrister at Shortland Chambers, New Zealand’s other leading set, and before that he worked in the litigation department of Ashurst Morris Crisp solicitors in London (now ‘Ashurst’).

Sam has appeared as counsel in civil disputes before all levels of court and tribunal in New Zealand, and as counsel in arbitrations, mediations and court-led settlement conferences. He also ran (with Allen & Gledhill from Singapore) a long-running multi-national civil litigation in the Singapore High Court, and appeared as counsel in two mediations in Singapore. That experience encouraged him to take up the room at Maxwell Chambers.

Sam’s expertise spans the range of civil and commercial disputes, with particular experience in insolvency (corporate and individual), company law, contract, trusts and equity, IP, and tax.

As well as his own practice, Sam has worked on numerous international arbitrations as clerk to Sir David Williams QC, before all major international arbitration fora.

Simon Foote

Arbitrator, Advocate

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Simon Foote

Telephone: +64 9 307 8784

Mobile: +64 27 243 8370

[email protected]

Simon Foote was admitted in New Zealand in 1993. He worked for major firms in New Zealand and London and as a Crown Prosecutor in New Zealand. Simon joined the independent bar in 2002 and has been counsel in several major arbitrations and court proceedings in New Zealand and internationally. He has been appointed as arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration and several domestic arbitrations.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and is presently a PhD candidate in investment treaty law supervised by Prof. Campbell McLachlan QC.

Simon specialises in complex engineering and construction cases, but has a broad practice including insurance, investment treaty arbitration, shareholder, agriculture and trust disputes.

Anna Kirk

Arbitrator, Advocate

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Anna Kirk

Telephone: 64 9 886 1472

Mobile: 64 22 075 1206

[email protected]

Dr Anna Kirk is an international arbitration specialist. She has extensive experience in both commercial and investment arbitration and is one of New Zealand’s leading international arbitration practitioners.

Anna’s practice includes acting as counsel, arbitrator (both domestic and international) and adjudicator. She has also been appointed Tribunal Secretary in several high profile, high value international arbitrations.

Anna’s arbitration experience spans multiple jurisdictions and arbitral institutions. She has significant experience in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration rules. Representative experience includes an ICC arbitration between two States regarding an oil pipeline, worth over US$30 billion (Tribunal Secretary); various ICC arbitrations involving oil and gas, distribution agreements, procurement and telecommunications (both as Counsel and Tribunal Secretary); various LCIA arbitrations involving joint ventures, breach of contract and international trade; various UNCITRAL arbitrations, including acting as Tribunal Secretary in two arbitrations arising out of the export of coal; acting as arbitrator in domestic and international (ICC) disputes.

She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).

Prior to joining Bankside Chambers as a barrister, Anna worked with Sir David Williams KNZM, QC at Bankside Chambers. She also spent a number of years at Herbert Smith LLP in London, representing clients in international commercial arbitrations and advising on issues of public international law.

Anna is admitted in New Zealand and in England and Wales. She is a dual national of these jurisdictions.

Anna has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in public international law, where she was a Tapp scholar at Gonville & Caius College. She has written extensively on international arbitration and is a contributing author to Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration (first and second editions). Anna co-lectures the Masters-level international arbitration course at the University of Auckland.

Lauren Lindsay

Advocate

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Lauren Lindsay

Mobile: 64 21 0865 2815

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Lauren is an international arbitration lawyer and is admitted to practise in England & Wales and New Zealand. Lauren is available to act as counsel in international commercial or investment treaty arbitrations; provide legal opinions on public international law and international arbitration issues; and sit as an arbitrator.

Lauren has developed particular expertise in disputes arising in the life sciences, telecommunications, technology and energy sectors. She also has considerable experience in formulating and responding to complex damages claims, an area that suits her scientific background.

Lauren has been described as an “outstanding advocate” who delivers “client-focused solutions in a clear and concise manner” (General Counsel of a global multinational company in the ICT sector) (2019). She is someone who gets into the “technical and scientific details”, is “incredibly well-organised” and can be “[trusted] to do anything well” (Chambers UK (2017), International Arbitration, Client Feedback).

Lauren was previously a senior associate in Allen & Overy LLP’s international arbitration team in London. Lauren is experienced under all key arbitration rules, including SIAC, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICSID Rules. She has acted in a wide range of international commercial arbitrations. Lauren has also successfully represented a number of clients in their investment claims against the Kingdom of Spain, arising out of changes to regulations governing renewable energy investments. Many of those awards are now publicly available.

Lauren has close ties with the Pacific. She grew up in Vanuatu, in the South West Pacific, a French-British condominium. She obtained her LLB(Hons) and BSc (Biological Sciences) from the University of Auckland in New Zealand (2006). She received her LLM from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy on a full scholarship (2009).

Lauren is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. She is a bilingual French and English speaker. Lauren is a panel arbitrator for the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC) and a registered arbitrator with Delos, an independent arbitration institution.