John Walton named in the NBR as an International Arbitrator to Watch

It was gratifying to be named at number 5 in the list of 11 of the country’s up and coming arbitrators in the latest NBR Online.  

My entry read as follows:

One of the most experienced construction adjudicators and arbitrators, John Walton is an AMINZ Council member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.  He brings a wealth of knowledge in the construction sector, having advised on disputes in major projects over the last 25 years, including the Hong Kong Airport Project, Contact Energy’s Otahuhu Combined Cycle power station, the Waikato River Water Treatment Plant and the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Ultra Fast Broadband project and the North Island Main Electricity Grid Upgrade.  He is well placed to enter into the international commercial arbitration scene.

The list is reproduced in Law Fuel online.


Renewable Energy – achieving 90%

In September 2008, the Government notified its proposed national policy statement for renewable energy.

Aside from its much maligned requirements for low energy light bulbs and 3 minute showers, the draft policy statement started an important discussion over how we wish to secure energy supplies in a carbon constrained environment.

This paper was submitted for my Master of Laws degree in May 2009.