New Developments in Private International Law in New Zealand

New Developments in Private International Law in New Zealand

New Developments in Private International Law in New Zealand

When: 4.30pm to 6pm, Wednesday 18 October 2017

Where: Offices of Chapman Tripp,Level 35, 23 Albert St, Auckland

New Zealand adopted major reform of its approach to cross-border jurisdiction in the High Court Rules 2008 and in the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010.  Since then, the cross-border mobility of people and trade have confronted the courts with a range of private international law issues: in choice of law, the effect of foreign judgments and procedure. These cases raise challenges as well as opportunities for advocates. They also raise a set of recurrent common issues: what are the general principles that private international law in New Zealand is trying to protect? Where do they come from? How can these best be deployed in argument and in the development of the law?

In this seminar, Campbell McLachlan QC, Jack Wass, and Jenny Cooper QC will use some key recent developments from across New Zealand private international law to offer insights – and spark debate – about how to handle the foreign element in High Court litigation.