Partner, Lowndes Jordan
Tim joined the litigation practice at Lowndes Jordan in Auckland after nearly a decade in London, most recently as a partner in US firm Dechert LLP and London head of its globally recognised international arbitration practice. He is one of the country's leading arbitration experts, and an experienced advocate.
Tim has particular expertise in corporate / shareholder, complex contract, banking and finance, foreign investment, energy / resources and regulatory disputes, and clients draw on his experience from litigating complex disputes in all major developed and emerging economies.
Tim has been recognised by international directories Who's Who, Chambers, Legal 500, Euromoney and SuperLawyers as a leading disputes lawyer. He has been described inter alia as "possess[ing] great practical judgement", "a first class practitioner who combines great charm and skill with extraordinary tenacity", an "outstanding advocate", and, importantly to Tim, "totally committed" to his clients.
In addition to his experience in the New Zealand courts, Tim has appeared as counsel in some of the most significant international disputes in recent times before the world's leading arbitration institutions (e.g., ICC, LCIA, ICSID and the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague). He has acted in disputes concerning the US, Europe, Russia & CIS, Eurasia, the Middle East, India, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australasia, across a broad range of industries. His leadership roles include appointment to the ICC Commission on International Arbitration (New Zealand alternate representative) and the ISDA Arbitration Committee.