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.

Mark Ritchie

Service: Arbitration

Area of Expertise: Commercial, Competition, Financial Services, Shareholder and Securities


Mark is a litigator, licensed in Texas and Washington, D.C., with two decades of experience primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, tort, and appellate practice. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a panelist for the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly KLRCA), and frequently serves as sole arbitrator for property tax disputes in Harris County, Texas. He is also in the process of seeking admission to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales.