Important COVID-19 Update: specialist service launched for commercial lease disputes


9 April 2020: In light of increasing demand, NZDRC has today launched a new reduced cost and fixed fee arbitration and mediation service to assist parties to commercial leases who find themselves in a dispute as to their payment obligations due to the ongoing lockdown.

Further information may be found here or by contacting our Registry staff.

He waka eke noa.

David Clark

Service: Arbitration, Arb-Med, Mediation

Area of Expertise: Administrative/Public Sector, Aviation, Bankruptcy and Liquidation, Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Commercial, Competition, Consumer, Employment, Energy, Financial Services, Franchising, Health and Safety, Information Technology, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Medical and Life Sciences, Property and Property Planning, Real Estate, Shareholder and Securities, Sport, Treaty, Trusts, Wills and Estates


David practises primarily in Civil and Commercial Litigation and also acts as a Commercial Mediator and Arbitrator.

He has been involved in a number of complex litigation cases in many legal forums and practises with a particular emphasis on property and commercial disputes, construction litigation, statutory and regulatory compliance and enforcement, employment law, franchises and intellectual property protection.

He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Arbitrators, a Panel Mediator for the Weathertight Homes Resolutions Service, the New Zealand Disputes Resolution Service and The International Court of Arbitration – Sport.

He also is involved in a number of governance roles; he is the former chair of the Building Practitioners Board, Board Member for Youthtown New Zealand and former chair of the New Zealand Electrical Disputes Resolution Service.