Hon Sir Ian Barker QC

Present Position

Arbitrator/Mediator. My Chambers address is Bankside Chambers, Level 22, Lumley Centre, 88 Shortland Street, Auckland.

Professional Experience

High Court Judge 1976-1997; Arbitrator and Mediator from 1997-present

Career Summary

1958-1976 Barrister (QC 1973)1976-1997 Judge of High Court of New Zealand 1987-1997 Judge in Charge of Commercial List1998-current Arbitrator / Mediator


90 appointments as Arbitrator;10 in international arbitrations; 6 appointments in ICC Arbitrations; 1 appointment in BIT Arbitration; Panelist Domain Name Disputes for World Intellectual Property organisation since 2000.


Numerous legal articles

Speciality Areas

Banking, Construction, Contract, Commercial, Energy, Intellectual Property, Insurance


Fellow (Arbitration/Mediation), Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc. AMINZ Panel of Arbitrators; AMINZ Panel of Mediators BA LLB (NZ)LLD (Hon) (Auckland) FCIArb, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Chartered Arbitrator