• Apr
  • 04
  • 2019

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

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

Michael Greenop is a Junior Barrister at Bankside Chambers in Auckland and a founding member of the Young AMINZ Arbitration Committee. Michael has served as Tribunal Secretary on several high profile SIAC and UNCITRAL arbitrations. Michael has represented Auckland University in various international competitions. He was placed 2nd in the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in 2016 (Paris) and third best speaker at the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition in Washington D.C. Michael clerked at Meredith Connell and Chapman Tripp before joining Bankside Chambers.


Hon Robert Fisher QC, LLD, FAMINZ, is a former High Court Judge, a Fellow of Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ (arbitration and mediation panels), a member of the Singapore International Mediators Institute, an advanced accredited mediator of Resolution Institute (Australia and NZ), the author of articles and presentations on ADR, and has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator since 2004. Further details are available at http://www.robertfisher.co.nz/

Catherine Green- After practicing as a commercial litigator in Auckland, London and the Cayman Islands, Catherine returned to New Zealand in 2016 to set up her own practice as an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. Catherine is also the Executive Director of the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC) and its related domestic registry services.

Hon Rodney Hansen QC served as a High Court Judge from 1999 to 2014 when he re-joined Shortland Chambers to practise as an arbitrator, mediator and to offer general advisory services and litigation support. From 1996 to 1999 Rodney was president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He was president of the Legal Research Foundation from 1999 until 2006.

Lauren Lindsay is a barrister and international arbitration practitioner with Bankside Chambers. Lauren previously worked in the international arbitration team at Allen & Overy and has acted as counsel in scores of commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Her particular areas of expertise include energy, telecommunications and life sciences disputes.

Tim Lindsay is an experienced arbitration lawyer, having appeared as counsel in dozens of significant international arbitrations under the auspices of all the leading arbitration institutions globally. He has significant involvement in arbitration policy development, including as a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and its Task Force on Financial Institution and Arbitration. He was recently named by Who’s Who as a ‘Future Leader’ in the arbitration field.

Date: 04 April 2019
Time: 5.30pm- 7.00pm
Venue: AUT, Auckland
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 for their sponsorship of this event.