• Apr
  • 03
  • 2019

AMINZ- AUT: Young Arbitration Group- The Biggest Mistakes in Arbitration…and How to Avoid Them- Wellington

Calling all young arbitration practitioners

AMINZ and AUT Law School have joined forces to launch the AMINZ- AUT Young Arbitration Group (AAYAG). AAYAG has been created as a forum for young (and future) arbitration practitioners and those who are about to enter the profession and who are interested in arbitration, to meet one another, meet senior practitioners in the arbitration community, identify arbitration opportunities in New Zealand and abroad, and increase and improve their arbitration skills and experience through events and educational programmes.

The next event on AAYAG’s calendar will be a quick fire panel and networking event which will see senior practitioners discussing the biggest mistakes they’ve seen in arbitration, and how to avoid them, followed by a Q and A session. The evening wraps up with drinks and networking.

Event Chair

Emma Peart is a commercial arbitration and litigation lawyer, with a particular focus on international and cross-border dispute resolution. She completed a LLM at the University of Cambridge in 2014, and then worked in the Global Disputes department of Jones Day in London for three years prior to returning to New Zealand and joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts.


Phillip Green is a barrister who only acts as an arbitrator, mediator and lecturer. He has authored and co-authored various texts on arbitration and mediation. His arbitration practice extends over 40 years. He was the Founding President of AMINZ and he is currently a member of the UNESCO Panel of Mediators called on to resolve international disputes concerning the repatriation of cultural objects

Jack Hodder QC is a leading advocate on commercial, regulatory and public law matters. Legal 500 (2013) has described him as “an institution himself”. He has been practising as a barrister sole since 2015 and was previously a partner at Chapman Tripp from 1991-2015. His extensive arbitration-related experience includes appearing for Ngāti Wahiao in proceedings over competing iwi interests in land.

Daniel Kalderimis leads Chapman Tripp’s international law team. He has appeared in numerous international arbitrations, including as arbitrator. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration sayshe “is a well-known name across the region" and hasplayed an important role in New Zealand in terms of developing the sector”. The firm is listed in Global Arbitration Review’s Top 100.

Jenny Stevens is a partner at Bell Gully. She is an experienced commercial litigator advising in a range of commercial disputes and regulatory investigations. She acts in large scale contractual disputes, negligence claims and in competition and consumer law cases. She represented Danone in its UNICTRAL international arbitration in Singapore against Fonterra.

Fiona Tregonning leads the MinterEllisonRuddWatts Arbitration team within the national Disputes Resolution Division, and has a wealth of experience in working with clients to resolve complex and international disputes across a range of industry sectors. She worked for five years at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in London and Hong Kong and completed an LLM at Harvard Law School in 2002.

Date: 03 April 2019
Time: 5.30pm- 7.00pm
Venue: MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Wellington
Cost: $25
Registration: Login to register. Alternatively, you can fill in the registration form HERE and send it to our office assistant, Teri- office.assistant@aminz.org.nz

We would like to acknowledge AUT and MinterEllisonRuddWatts for their sponsorship of this event.