The Legal Framework for Arbitration in New Zealand

General Information

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (raccession: 6 January 1983); reservations and declarations: In accordance with paragraph 3 of article 1 of the Convention, the Government of New Zealand declares that it will apply the Convention, on the basis of reciprocity, to the recognition and enforcement of awards made only in the territory of another Contracting State. Accession to the Convention by the Government of New Zealand shall not extend for the time being, pursuant to article X of the Convention, to the Cook Islands and Niue.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification: 2 April 1980; entry into force: 2 May 1980)
  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated July 2017