Catherine Green

Catherine GreenBA LLB, GradDipBusStuds (dispute resolution), PGDipBusAdmin (dispute resolution), A.AMINZ, PRI

Arbitration - Mediation - Adjudication

New Zealand


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LLB | BA | GradDipBusStuds (Dispute Resolution) | PGDipBusAdmin (Dispute Resolution) | PRI | A.AMINZ

Catherine has her own private practice as an arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator taking appointments with respect to both commercial and construction disputes. She is also the Executive Director of the Building Disputes Tribunal (BDT) as well as its related international registry service, the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre, and its two related domestic services for commercial disputes (the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre), and family and relationship disputes (FDR Centre).

Prior to specialising in the design and delivery of private dispute resolution processes, Catherine practiced as a commercial litigator both onshore and offshore in New Zealand, London, and the Cayman Islands, gaining extensive experience in a wide range of matters, involving fraud, insolvency, contractual, financial services, tax avoidance and regulatory issues. These matters have included, among others, acting for liquidators of a Madoff-affected investment fund in relation to its investment and related large-scale litigation claims arising from the Madoff fraud, advising in relation to Royal Commission, Serious Fraud Office, and Securities Commission Inquiries, and acting for clients on a variety of commercial disputes across the globe covering the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Catherine writes and presents frequently on a wide range of matters relating to private dispute resolution practice.

Catherine graduated with both a BA and an LLB from the University of Auckland and also holds both Graduate and Postgraduate Diplomas in Business Studies and Administration specialising in dispute resolution. She is a current Masters of Law candidate (international law).

Publications include:

  • Proportionality in dispute resolution (ReSolution Issue 18, September 2018);
  • A fresh approach to relationship property disputes (Family Advocate, Winter 2018, Vol 9 Issue 4);
  • Agreeing to disagree: default appointments of arbitrators in domestic arbitrations (ReSolution Issue 12, Feb 2017);
  • INSOL World, 4th Quarter 2013 (Re Danka Business Systems Plc; Ricoh Europe Holdings BV & Ors v Spratt & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 92, January 2015);
  • Interim Relief in Aid of Foreign Proceedings (Cayman Islands, November 2014); In specie distributions – further guidance from the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (Cayman Islands, May 2013);
  • the Company Secretary’s Review (Lexi Holdings (in administration) v Luqman and others, 3 September 2008); and
  • contributor to the second edition of Commercial Enforcement, the leading textbook on methods of enforcement of civil judgments.
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With 20 years experience in the avoidance, management, and resolution of building and construction disputes, the Building Disputes Tribunal is recognised and respected as the leading independent, nationwide provider of specialist dispute resolution services to the building and construction industry.

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