World Leaders in Arbitration

New Zealand has the perfect conditions to become a seat for international commercial arbitration, world-leading lawyer in the field, American Lucy Reed says. Reed, who leads the arbitration group Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York, one of the eminent firms in the industry, says New Zealand practitioners have proved themselves among the best in their field. David Williams, QC, [pictured] described as one of the world’s outstanding commercial arbitrators, has been involved in helping settle more than 100 disputes arising from international commercial agreements. “You have a highly developed and excellent court system that gets in your DNA, strong natural justice and good universities and law firms,” Reed says.

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