Nicole Smith

LLB (Hons) | FCIArb | FAMINZ (Arb)

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

Area of Expertise: Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Commercial, Consumer, Energy, Environmental, Financial Services, Mining, Oil and Gas, Property and Property Planning, Real Estate, Treaty

Nicole Smith is a Barrister practising in New Zealand. She is also a solicitor (admitted in England and Wales) acting as a consultant to Keystone Law (UK). She specialises in arbitration and dispute resolution, sitting as an arbitrator and also acting as an advocate. She has experience in all fields of commercial disputes including disputes involving shareholders, small and medium enterprises, fraud, leases and post-settlement revenues.

She has a particular expertise in the energy industry and has acted for a number of energy companies on supply disputes and disputes relating to operational issues.
She regularly presents on arbitration issues in New Zealand and internationally. She is a member of the AMINZ Council, a Fellow of AMINZ and also of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.