YPG Events


The NZIAC Young Practitioners’ Group delivers a range of events targeted at informing, educating and bringing together young arbitration practitioners in New Zealand and across the globe.

These events include the following: 

  • Regular educational events, including various seminars and panel discussions. Events will be held in-person and online
  • Networking functions, both in New Zealand and in other jurisdictions with strong ties to New Zealand and/or significant amounts of practitioners that are qualified in New Zealand
  • Opportunities to publish blogs and articles on established platforms
  • Annual Essay Competitions, with prizes for the winners
  • Annual pre-moots for New Zealand based teams competing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

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Upcoming Events

YPG Launch co-hosted in London and Auckland

28/29 November 2022 (London/Auckland)

The YPG are excited to announce their inaugural event – a joint panel discussion to take place between London and Auckland.  At the event, practitioners at different stages of their professional careers will share their thoughts and experiences in international arbitration as practitioners who trained and qualified in New Zealand.  The YPG encourages any practitioners or students who have a connection to, or interest in, New Zealand to attend.  The speakers will include:

Wendy Miles QC

Wendy is a specialist in international arbitration and dispute resolution with a focus on private and public international law.  With over 25 years of experience, Wendy has advised on international law matters and conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions and ad hoc. She has advised a wide range of multinationals, including corporates, sovereign States and State entities and multilateral State organisations.  Wendy has assisted clients across numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, banking, insurance, financial services, gaming, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, licensing, telecommunications and construction. She has sat as arbitrator since 2005, as sole, co-arbitrator and chair under most major arbitral institutions. Wendy has been appointed by the United Kingdom to the ICSID Panel of arbitrators and ICSID Panel of conciliators effective from 10 November 2020.

Timothy Lindsay

Timothy Lindsay is recognised by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Who’s Who Legal as one of the leading litigators in New Zealand.   His client-first approach, tenacity and attention to detail set him apart as an advocate for his clients’ interests.   In 2021 he was Benchmark Litigation’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for New Zealand.  Previously a litigation partner at US law firm Dechert LLP, Tim is globally recognised as an “outstanding advocate,” “tough and resolute in the pursuit of his clients’ interests,” “a first class practitioner who combines great charm and skill with extraordinary tenacity”, and “totally committed” to his clients. He is known for his experience in defending large, complex cases.  Tim is a commercial litigator and arbitration counsel. An experienced trial lawyer, he has particular expertise in corporate and shareholder litigation, M&A and post-acquisition disputes, complex contractual disputes, banking and financial services and securities litigation, foreign investment law and investment arbitration, energy/resources disputes, telco/IP/technology disputes and regulatory defence.

Rina See

Rina See is a member of WilmerHale’s international arbitration practice and focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has represented clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations seated in common law and civil law jurisdictions, including in Europe and Asia, under various arbitral rules (including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules), governed by a broad variety of substantive and procedural laws. Her practice covers a wide range of industries, including in the financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, energy, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. Ms. See regularly advises on issues of conflict of laws and on cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments.  Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. See was a prosecutor and solicitor for one of New Zealand’s Crown Solicitors, focusing on commercial, regulatory and criminal litigation on behalf of various government departments, including in high profile litigation against parties involved in finance company collapses.  She also served as an advisor at the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority on secondment.


Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Start Time: 7.30 am

Venue: New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC): The ADR Centre, Level 2, 129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland


Date: Monday, 28 November 2022

Start Time: 18.30 pm

Venue: Offices of Willkie Farr and Gallagher (UK) LLP: CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9AW

Our thanks to Willkie Farr and Gallagher for supporting this inaugural event.

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