FAMINZ (Arb), FCIArb, FSIArb, FHKIArb
LLB(Hons), MJur (Dist.) (Auckland), SJD (Toronto), DipICArb,
Derek Johnston is a highly experienced commercial barrister based at Thorndon Chambers in Wellington, one of New Zealand’s leading sets of chambers. He specialises in corporate, commercial, securities and competition law.
Derek has practised law for over 35 years. Before joining the bar in 2011, Derek spent more than 25 years as a corporate partner at Russell McVeagh in Auckland and Wellington. He has a reputation for resolving complex legal issues. Derek has significant experience in acquisitions and cross-border investment, long term contracts and joint ventures.