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.

George Golvan QC

Service: Arbitration, Arb-Med, Mediation, Expert Determination, Early Neutral Evaluation

Area of Expertise:

George H. Golvan is a Queen’s Counsel who holds degrees in law and jurisprudence from Monash University, Melbourne, and the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Arizona State University, (USA).  Mr. Golvan practises in the areas of Building and Construction Law, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Tenancy, Banking and Insurance, and General Commercial and Corporate Law.  Mr. Golvan also actively practises as a commercial Arbitrator and  Mediator, and has been involved in numerous court referred commercial, engineering and construction disputes, specialising in complex construction and engineering disputes.

Mr. Golvan has acted in a large number of disputes as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Special Referee, both privately, and in matters referred from the County and Supreme Courts.

He is a Past Chairman of the Institute of Arbitrators (Victorian Chapter) and the Building Dispute Practitioners Society.  He is a Graded Arbitrator by IAMA (Grade 1).