Conflict of laws

Conflict of laws 

Acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in respect of cross-border commercial issues and the international enforcement of foreign judgments, including: 

  • acting for Zespri in a claim involving cross-border infringement issues and the territorial scope of the Plant Variety Rights Act
  • advising and acting for clients in respect of the registration and enforcement of foreign judgments 
  • advising on forum non conveniens issues and selecting the most appropriate forum
  • acting for a Korean shipping company under administration in respect of ship arrests in New Zealand and cross-border insolvency issues.

Author (now co-author) of the New Zealand Chapter in International Execution against Judgment Debtors (looseleaf ed, Thomson Reuters Westlaw, New York), 2010 and subsequent annual updates.

Presented paper "Chasing Debtors: Service and Cross-Border Issues" at Legalwise event "3 Major Developments: Mainzeal Case and Directors, Insolvency Legislation, Cross-Border Recovery" (September 2019).  [See the two key diagrams here].