ReSolution in Brief

Welcome to ReSolution in Brief, our blog page which hosts a collection of news, articles, and announcements relating to the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre, our processes, people and dispute resolution more generally.

The New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre is a leading independent, nationwide provider of private commercial dispute resolution and conflict management services in New Zealand.

NZDRC also provides international dispute resolution services through the related entity New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC); specialist building and construction dispute resolution services are provided through the Building Disputes Tribunal; specialist family and relationship dispute resolution services are provided through the FDR Centre; and conflict management and independent reviews through the Independent Complaint and Review Authority (ICRA).

Our extensive knowledge and experience of the design and implementation of dispute resolution processes enables us to develop a comprehensive understanding of the community’s needs and to constantly deliver sound and commercially relevant advice on dispute resolution procedures and options and innovative and effective dispute resolution services.

As part of our services, we strive to foster and participate in discussions and positive debate concerning all matters relating to the effective avoidance and resolution of disputes. This blog helps us to do so.  We hope you enjoy the content.

 

Serious irregularity standard in arbitration

Serious irregularity standard in arbitration

By Richard Pidgeon In Cipla Limited v Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc [2023] EWHC 910, the English High Court has confirmed a high threshold exists for successful challenges to awards on the basis that the arbitral tribunal committed serious irregularity because it failed...

Southern Summary Judgment Stoush

Southern Summary Judgment Stoush

By Richard Pidgeon In the Invercargill High Court, in Northlake Investments Limited v Civil Construction Limited [2023] NZHC 2715, a developer and contractor battled in substantive proceedings following an adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the...

Court orders parties back to arbitration

Court orders parties back to arbitration

By Sam Dorne The recent case of Sesderma, S.L. v Seeky International Limited and Golong Co. Ltd [2023] HKCFI 1619, heard in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance, examined the law of issue estoppel and the governing law of arbitration agreements. An issue estoppel...

Arbitrator’s exercise of phantom jurisdiction

Arbitrator’s exercise of phantom jurisdiction

By Richard Pidgeon In CMB v Fund, Cattle and Management [2023] HKCFI 760, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled that a pre-emptive arbitration should be set aside as there was no dispute between the immediate parties to the arbitration and the award was beyond...

An Orthodox operation of religious arbitration

An Orthodox operation of religious arbitration

By Richard Pidgeon In Tayar v Feldman [2022] FCA 1432, the Federal Court of Australia considered the enforcement of an arbitral award at the intersection of Orthodox Jewish law and the secular Commercial Arbitration Act (Victoria) 2011 and Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth)....

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