In 2012, AMINZ established AMINZ International, with the vision to make New Zealand a centre for international dispute resolution.
The project seeks to particularly support the work of New Zealand arbitrators and arbitration practitioners working or wanting to work internationally, but it also supports arbitration, arbitrators and arbitration practitioners working domestically. And it has a focus on mediation too.
Thus far the project has included:
- Successfully bidding to co-host the International Congress for Commercial Arbitration, (ICCA) Conference 2018. This is the world's largest and most prestigious commercial arbitration conference and in 2018 will be held, for the first time, in our region. AMINZ's co-host is the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. The conference will be held in Sydney.
- An add-on event to the Congress in Queenstown, New Zealand - the AMINZ - ICCA International Arbitration Day. It will bring the world's leading arbitration practitioners to New Zealand.
- Successfully bidding to host the 2016 International Academy of Mediators, (IAM) Conference in New Zealand. IAM is one of the world's leading commercial mediation bodies. It has never before held a conference in the Asia-Pacific. This conference will bring some of the world's leading commercial mediators to New Zealand. Click HERE to register for this conference.
- Successfully lobbying Government for amendments to the Arbitration Act to make New Zealand a more attractive arbitration forum. Amendments to the Act have been secured and a second lot of amendments are before the House.
- Reaching agreement with the largest global dispute resolution organisation, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, to provide membership rights to AMINZ Fellows and Associates. AMINZ is the only organisation world-wide to secure such an agreement.
- Co-hosting the annual ICC and AMINZ Arbitration Day in 2016.
- Supporting the annual International Dispute Resolution Fellowship, with the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington law schools.
If you wish to be involved in the AMINZ International project, please contact us.