ABOUT THE NZIAC YPG
The NZIAC Young Practitioners’ Group (YPG) is a leading network for young practitioners, functioning under the auspices of the NZIAC. We promote the use of arbitration by introducing young practitioners who have a connection with New Zealand to the practice of arbitration, both international and domestic.
Like NZIAC, we are passionate about supporting and encouraging New Zealand’s role as an arbitral hub in the Trans-Pacific region. For New Zealand to continue to develop as an arbitral centre, it requires able and enthusiastic young practitioners who are at the forefront of international and domestic developments in the law and practice of arbitration.
The YPG works to encourage the next generation of arbitration practitioners by providing educational opportunities, hosting social and networking events, and providing a knowledge-sharing forum for young practitioners interested in, or practising in, arbitration.
We are very excited to see what the future has in store for arbitration in New Zealand, and we hope that you will join us on this exciting new endeavour.
WHO IS THE GROUP FOR?
Membership of the YPG is primarily for “young” New Zealand-based arbitration practitioners (and those based in New Zealand that have an interest in arbitration), as well as New Zealanders practising arbitration in other jurisdictions such as England and Wales, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA (among others). The YPG is also open to other practitioners with a connection to, or interest in, New Zealand.
The term “young practitioners” does not refer to any age range, but to law students and those practitioners in their first 10 years of practice.
In short, while many of the YPG’s activities focus on students and younger practitioners, membership of YPG is open to all those who have a keen interest in arbitration, and who wish to contribute to the growth and development of New Zealand as a centre for arbitration in the Trans-Pacific region.