Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution



Our litigation team provides experienced and expert assistance to a wide range of clients in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Lowndes Jordan regularly acts on the most complex commercial litigation matters in New Zealand and is widely respected for its ability to efficiently run cases from the commencement of proceedings through to trial, the appeal process and execution of judgment.

Our team members regularly appear in the High Court and also have extensive experience in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and in arbitrations involving major commercial disputes.

We are recognised for our highly principled and pragmatic approach. The involvement of our commercial partners assists to ensure that a practical and commercial focus is always maintained.

We are regularly briefed by other leading NZ firms on a conflict referral basis and similarly on reverse briefs by the leading commercial barristers. We have a very strong relationship with the independent bar and we are able to quickly engage senior counsel and other relevant experts with specific expertise as appropriate to the particular dispute and the client’s needs.

We assist our clients in many areas including:

  • Contractual disputes.
  • Insolvency including receivership, liquidation, bankruptcy.
  • Banking and financial disputes including securities enforcement and disputes arising under the Personal Property Securities Act 1999.
  • Professional negligence and liability of trustees, directors and auditors.
  • Regulatory enforcement including financial markets, competition and Fair Trading Act issues.
  • Shareholding and joint venture disputes and disputes arising out of SPAs and M&A transactions.
  • IP disputes.
  • ICT and media disputes.
  • Maritime, aviation, transport and trade disputes.
  • Insurance.
  • Construction and property disputes.
  • Mediation and arbitration.

Our litigation team provides experienced and expert assistance to a wide range of clients in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Lowndes Jordan regularly acts on the most complex commercial litigation matters in New Zealand and is widely respected for its ability to efficiently run cases from the commencement of proceedings through to trial, the appeal process and execution of judgment.

Our team members regularly appear in the High Court and also have extensive experience in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and in arbitrations involving major commercial disputes.

We are recognised for our highly principled and pragmatic approach. The involvement of our commercial partners assists to ensure that a practical and commercial focus is always maintained.

We are regularly briefed by other leading NZ firms on a conflict referral basis and similarly on reverse briefs by the leading commercial barristers. We have a very strong relationship with the independent bar and we are able to quickly engage senior counsel and other relevant experts with specific expertise as appropriate to the particular dispute and the client’s needs.

We assist our clients in many areas including:

  • Contractual disputes.
  • Insolvency including receivership, liquidation, bankruptcy.
  • Banking and financial disputes including securities enforcement and disputes arising under the Personal Property Securities Act 1999.
  • Professional negligence and liability of trustees, directors and auditors.
  • Regulatory enforcement including financial markets, competition and Fair Trading Act issues.
  • Shareholding and joint venture disputes and disputes arising out of SPAs and M&A transactions.
  • IP disputes.
  • ICT and media disputes.
  • Maritime, aviation, transport and trade disputes.
  • Insurance.
  • Construction and property disputes.
  • Mediation and arbitration.

OUR EXPERTS

Karl Stolberger
Partner

Rachel Sussock
Partner

Barbara Versfelt
Consultant

Stephanie Nicolson
Senior Associate

Thomas Bielby
Associate