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Arbitration 2.0: moving beyond ad hoc arbitration clauses

Arbitration 2.0: moving beyond ad hoc arbitration clauses
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When it comes to drafting the dispute resolution section of a contract, many lawyers reach for a standard, ad hoc arbitration clause they’ve always used, and hope a dispute never happens but that the process will work out if it does. Doing so fails to keep up with the advantages offered by, and improvements recently made to, the Arbitration Act 1996.

Using the same old clauses not only leaves agreement on process until when the parties are in dispute and no longer co-perative, but also means potentially beneficial provisions of the Act (such as emergency arbitrators) are unavailable.

Institutional arbitration clauses (such as AMINZ) could overcome these shortcomings and it is timely to consider their potential benefits.

This webinar will encourage you to consider, and advise your clients regarding, the shape of arbitration clauses in contracts and in particular whether an institutional rules–based clause might be suitable.

Topics covered will include:

  • Recent enhancements to the Arbitration Act 1996
  • Why they are not available under the usual ad hoc arbitration clause
  • How and why agreeing a clause which references the ready-made rules of an organisation, such as AMINZ, may have advantages in time and cost, as well as providing a greater suite of possible processes, by reference to the AMINZ Arbitration Rules.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Understand recent amendments to the Act and how they work.
  • Consider alternatives to ad hoc arbitration clauses, and the potential effects on time and cost.
  • Advise your clients regarding options and tailor an approach accordingly.

Who should attend

All “gatekeepers”: those drafting, and advising on the drafting, of commercial contracts.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is now available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge
For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


Via the internet, you will see and hear the presenter, see the PowerPoint slides and be able to type in questions.


  • Matthew Dunning QC, Barrister, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.00pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Monday 25 June 2018

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 26 June
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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