6 January 2017

Life member awarded in NZ honours list

Resolution Institute life member David A R Williams QC was admitted in the New Zealand Order of Merit as a Knight Companion for services to international law and arbitration, in the New Year Honours >>

David is a barrister and arbitrator with over 30 years’ experience as counsel in commercial litigation before New Zealand and overseas Courts and Arbitral Tribunals including numerous New Zealand cases heard in the Privy Council, London, England. Based on this extensive and broad-based commercial litigation background, and after serving as a Justice on the High Court of New Zealand, he has developed a strong emphasis on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, mainly as an arbitrator but occasionally as counsel.

David is a member of Bankside Chambers, Auckland, New Zealand and Maxwell Chambers, Singapore, as well as being an Associate Member of Essex Court Chambers, London.  He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Auckland and is the co-author of Williams and Kawharu on Arbitration (LexisNexis, 2011). He sits part-time as the President of the Cook Islands Court of Appeal.

David was also a founding board member of LEADR NZ.