Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution



We are experienced trial lawyers recognised for our highly principled and pragmatic approach.

Our litigation team provides experienced and expert assistance to a wide range of clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitrations, mediations, and in regulatory proceedings. Lowndes Jordan regularly acts on the most complex commercial litigation matters in New Zealand and is widely respected for its ability to efficiently run cases from the commencement of proceedings through to trial, the appeal process and execution of judgment. Our lawyers are recognised internationally as leaders in the international arbitration and shipping and insurance fields.

Our team members regularly appear in the High Court and also have extensive experience in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and in arbitrations involving major commercial disputes, both domestically and internationally under the auspices of all of the leading international arbitral institutions (e.g., ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, ICSID, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague) and in ad hoc arbitrations. The international experience of our partners as senior lawyers in leading London and US law firms makes us a first choice for foreign parties litigating and arbitrating in New Zealand, and the involvement of our commercial partners assists to ensure that a practical and commercial focus is always maintained.

We are regularly briefed by other leading New Zealand and international law firms and professional services firms on a conflict referral basis and similarly on reverse briefs by leading commercial barristers. We have a very strong relationship with the independent bar and we are able to quickly engage senior counsel and other relevant experts with specific expertise as appropriate to the particular dispute and our client's needs.

We assist our clients in many areas including:

  • Contractual disputes.
  • Company receivership and liquidation disputes.
  • Security enforcement and disputes arising from the Personal Property Securities Act 1999.
  • Banking and financial disputes, including under loans, guarantees and financial instruments such as the ISDA Master Agreement.
  • Shareholding and joint venture disputes, and disputes arising out of SPAs and M&A transactions.
  • Commerce Act and competition matters.
  • Regulatory enforcement.
  • IP disputes.
  • ICT and media disputes.
  • Maritime, aviation, transport and other trade law disputes.
  • Insurance.
  • Professional negligence and liability of trustees, directors and auditors.
  • Construction and property disputes.
  • Mediation.
  • Domestic and international arbitration.

We are experienced trial lawyers recognised for our highly principled and pragmatic approach.

Our litigation team provides experienced and expert assistance to a wide range of clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitrations, mediations, and in regulatory proceedings. Lowndes Jordan regularly acts on the most complex commercial litigation matters in New Zealand and is widely respected for its ability to efficiently run cases from the commencement of proceedings through to trial, the appeal process and execution of judgment. Our lawyers are recognised internationally as leaders in the international arbitration and shipping and insurance fields.

Our team members regularly appear in the High Court and also have extensive experience in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and in arbitrations involving major commercial disputes, both domestically and internationally under the auspices of all of the leading international arbitral institutions (e.g., ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, ICSID, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague) and in ad hoc arbitrations. The international experience of our partners as senior lawyers in leading London and US law firms makes us a first choice for foreign parties litigating and arbitrating in New Zealand, and the involvement of our commercial partners assists to ensure that a practical and commercial focus is always maintained.

We are regularly briefed by other leading New Zealand and international law firms and professional services firms on a conflict referral basis and similarly on reverse briefs by leading commercial barristers. We have a very strong relationship with the independent bar and we are able to quickly engage senior counsel and other relevant experts with specific expertise as appropriate to the particular dispute and our client's needs.

We assist our clients in many areas including:

  • Contractual disputes.
  • Company receivership and liquidation disputes.
  • Security enforcement and disputes arising from the Personal Property Securities Act 1999.
  • Banking and financial disputes, including under loans, guarantees and financial instruments such as the ISDA Master Agreement.
  • Shareholding and joint venture disputes, and disputes arising out of SPAs and M&A transactions.
  • Commerce Act and competition matters.
  • Regulatory enforcement.
  • IP disputes.
  • ICT and media disputes.
  • Maritime, aviation, transport and other trade law disputes.
  • Insurance.
  • Professional negligence and liability of trustees, directors and auditors.
  • Construction and property disputes.
  • Mediation.
  • Domestic and international arbitration.

OUR EXPERTS

Timothy Lindsay
Partner

Karl Stolberger
Partner

Barbara Versfelt
Consultant

Stephanie Nicolson
Senior Associate

Edith Offner
Associate