Brian Keene QC

Professional Experience

Litigation Partner/barrister 37 years experience; Corporate Director, Arbitrator (Founder Fellow of AMINZ)

Career Summary

20 years as Litigation Partner of Auckland law firm Morpeth Gould & Co and successor partnerships.13 years Barrister Sole practising in Auckland specialising in commercial, construction, professional liability and listed company issues in litigation, arb


Queen's Counsel 2006


New Zealand Law Journal (Various)

Personal Summary

Arbitration and mediation has an important role in rapidly and cost effectively resolving disputes which, through normal court processes, would be prohibitive. To achieve this accessibility, planning (timetabling and issue identification) are essential.

Speciality Areas

Arbitration and mediation
Company law including shareholders' rights and directors' obligations
Construction law
Financial instruments and arrangements
Insolvencies and related rights
Joint ventures/partnerships
Professional liability
Securities lawTakeo


LLB (Hons); FAMINZ (and Panel Member/Adjudicator); F Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)