Clause and Effect

Model Dispute Resolution Clauses in commercial contracts

Date: Wednesday 8th November
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Venue: Online Webinar

 

About this event:

A well drafted model dispute clause is the commercial equivalent of a prenuptial agreement; it can be awkward and unromantic to bring up, but could save you from locking horns if the relationship sours.

In the heady days of a commercial courtship, most parties want to get the deal across the line as soon as possible. There isn’t always the appetite to pore over model clauses, with parties generally agreeing that as long as there is some form of dispute resolution clause in place, all will be well.

As a business, a casual approach to model dispute clauses can come back to haunt you if things go wrong, and could even make or break you through costly delays.

As a lawyer, you might use a model clause template produced by your firm that is dusted off and used time and again but is this content truly fit for purpose?

In this webinar you will learn about why a well-drafted dispute resolution clause is so crucial and hear a few cautionary tales illustrating why.

Who should attend?

  • Commercial / Litigation Lawyers
  • In-house Counsel
  • Law Graduates/Summer Clerks
  • Alternative dispute resolution practitioners
  • Commercial enterprises with cross-border relationships

Key Learnings:

  • What is a model clause and how does it operate?
  • What makes a good model clause?
  • Why are model clauses important?

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour.
A certificate of completion can be provided upon request.

 

About the Presenters:

Catherine Green Headshot

Catherine Green

Catherine is a Director of The ADR Centre, home to several private dispute resolution registries, including the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC). In that role, she is involved in designing, developing, and promoting arbitration processes with a focus on proportionate and effective arbitration services for the settlement of international trade, commerce, investment, and cross-border disputes.

After returning to New Zealand, and having gained extensive experience in a wide range of commercial litigation matters both onshore and offshore in London and the Cayman Islands, Catherine also now maintains a practice as a barrister dedicated to delivering services as an arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator for general commercial and construction matters. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Polly Pope

Polly Pope is a litigation partner at Russell McVeagh. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. Polly accepts appointments as an arbitrator and construction adjudicator. She is a member of the NZDRC Arbitration Panel and the Building Disputes Tribunal’s Adjudication Panel.

About the Presenters:

Catherine Green Headshot

Catherine Green

Catherine is a Director of The ADR Centre, home to several private dispute resolution registries, including the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC). In that role, she is involved in designing, developing, and promoting arbitration processes with a focus on proportionate and effective arbitration services for the settlement of international trade, commerce, investment, and cross-border disputes.

After returning to New Zealand, and having gained extensive experience in a wide range of commercial litigation matters both onshore and offshore in London and the Cayman Islands, Catherine also now maintains a practice as a barrister dedicated to delivering services as an arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator for general commercial and construction matters. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Polly Pope

Polly Pope is a litigation partner at Russell McVeagh. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. Polly accepts appointments as an arbitrator and construction adjudicator. She is a member of the NZDRC Arbitration Panel and the Building Disputes Tribunal’s Adjudication Panel.

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