Musings of a busy mind

This paper was presented by Sir David Williams QC on my behalf at the ICCA-AMINZ International Arbitration Day in Queenstown on 20 April 2018.

New Zealand is alone in providing for appeals on questions of law, and for such appeals to be dealt with by an independent appeals body, the AMINZ Arbitration Appeals Tribunal (the AAT). Unlike other jurisdictions, this gives the parties greater options - no appeals, appeals to the High Court (with or without leave) or appeals dealt with by the AAT. The last option preserves confidentiality and is, typically, faster.