Private determination of a dispute, by an independent third party

Arbitration is a process for the settlement of disputes in which an independent and impartial arbitrator makes a decision after considering the representations of the parties. The arbitrator's decision is called an award and is normally final and binding on the parties. The award is written and is enforceable by the courts.

The Arbitration Act 1996 as amended in 2007 and 2016, contains statutory provisions that govern the arbitration process.

An arbitration clause to insert into your contract
The parties agree that any dispute or disagreement arising out of or in connection with this agreement will be settled by arbitration by a [ sole arbitrator] in accordance with the [New Zealand Arbitration Act 1996 and its amendments] and the AMINZ Arbitration Rules current at the time arbitration is commenced.

The place of arbitration will be [Auckland] and the law applicable to the arbitral proceedings and the matters in dispute will be [New Zealand law].

Rules, Protocols and Guidelines for conducting an arbitration.
AMINZ Arbitration Rules, click HERE
Guide to Arbitration, click HERE
AMINZ Emergency Arbitration Protocol, click HERE
Rules for awarding costs in arbitration, click HERE
Guidelines for awarding costs in arbitration, click HERE

The AMINZ Arbitration Appeals Tribunal
For information, on an appeal to the AMINZ Arbitration Appeal Tribunal, click HERE

Finding an arbitrator
All arbitrators that are on the AMINZ list of arbitrators are experienced and qualified.
Click HERE to find an arbitrator.

Appoint the right arbitrator
Click HERE to ask AMINZ to appoint an arbitrator for you.
For information about the AMINZ Appointments service, click HERE
To contact AMINZ for more information, click HERE

If you would like to have a copy of the Rules, click HERE