My research list

Loading My Research List ...

Save my research

Don't lose any of your research. Fill out the form below and have your research list emailed to you.

Dispute Resolution

Simpson Grierson has one of New Zealand's leading dispute resolution practices.

We have specialists working in specific areas of expertise. This allows us to call on a store of experience, ensuring that expert knowledge is applied to every issue.

Our litigators work closely with our other specialist groups to provide strategic advice on risk management and to ensure cost-effective and timely resolution of disputes. We also resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

When it comes to foreign law issues, Simpson Grierson’s exclusive membership of Lex Mundi means we can tap into a large international network of lawyers for market-leading advice.

Examples of our work

  • Financial institutions - defending claims made by the Commerce Commission and the Financial Markets Authority into alleged misleading representation, in relation to the marketing and sale of interest rate swaps by financial institutions
  • Financial Markets Authority - acting in proceedings against NZX-listed CBL Corporation Limited (In Liquidation) and its directors and chief financial officer alleging breaches of IPO disclosure and continuous disclosure obligations in the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013
  • Auckland Council:
    • acting in its defence of judicial review proceedings brought by four large commercial accommodation owners and/or operators challenging the Council’s decision to introduce a targeted rate assessed on commercial accommodation providers
    • acting in high profile interim injunction proceedings brought by Save the Queen Street Incorporated Society
  • SKY Television - High Court litigation and successful resolution with New Zealand media entities relating to their use of SKY’s sports footage
  • National Storage - successfully defending National Storage in a High Court trial brought by a competitor, National Mini Storage. National Mini Storage was seeking a permanent injunction to restrain National Storage from using its name to market self-storage facilities. The argument was largely focused around the use of the name on the internet (specifically, using Google searches)
  • Local authorities - acting for 48 of New Zealand's local authorities in respect of their common interests in proceedings arising from the defective construction of school buildings
  • OMV New Zealand - defending an appeal from OMV's joint venture partners concerning the governance of production from Pohokura, New Zealand's largest gas field
  • Petrobras - high-profile judicial review proceedings in which Greenpeace and Te Whanau-a-Apanui challenged the decision of the Minister for Energy and Resources to grant a five-year exploration permit to explore the Raukumara basin
  • A global airline - a claim by the Commerce Commission alleging the fixing of the price of the fuel surcharge in respect of air cargo
  • Rolls-Royce - High Court proceedings involving a $150 million damages claim concerning the Kinleith Co-Generation Plant

For more examples of our work, please see our detailed expertise pages.