David AR Williams QC to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

11 March 2016
David AR Williams QC
David AR Williams QC, LLB 1965, LLM Harv. 1966

New Zealand’s leading international arbitrator David AR Williams QC will receive a University of Auckland Distinguished Alumni Award at an awards ceremony tonight.

He has been involved in more than 150 international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Earlier in his career he had extensive experience as counsel in commercial litigation before New Zealand and overseas courts and arbitral tribunals, including numerous New Zealand cases heard in the Privy Council, London. He also served as a Justice of the New Zealand High Court and the Court of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He is the current President of the Cook Islands Court of Appeal.

David is an Honorary Professor at the University of Auckland Law School where he teaches International Arbitration. He is also a member of the University of Auckland Law School’s Innovation and Development Committee.

David is the co-author of Williams and Kawharu on Arbitration, New Zealand’s leading textbook on the subject. He is currently a Barrister and Arbitrator at Bankside Chambers in Auckland and Singapore, and Essex Court Chambers, London.