Daniel Kalderimis is a partner at Chapman Tripp and leads the firm's international arbitration practice, focused on the Asia-Pacific region. He is admitted in New Zealand, New York, and England and Wales (where he is a solicitor-advocate for civil matters).
Daniel is New Zealand’s representative to the ICC Commission and national correspondent to the United Nations for the New York Convention and UNCITRAL Model Law. He is widely recognised as a leading individual in dispute resolution and international arbitration (The Legal 500, Benchmark Asia Pacific, Euromoney Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide and Who's Who Legal: Arbitration).
Daniel regularly acts as counsel in international arbitrations, and acted on the first bilateral investment treaty arbitration held in New Zealand. He also regularly appears as a barrister and solicitor in significant commercial litigation before New Zealand courts. He has experience as an ICC arbitrator.
He is an author of the Kluwer guide to the ICSID Convention and Arbitration Rules, as well as the New Zealand chapters for guides produced by the International Bar Association, Global Arbitration Review and World Arbitration Reporter. He is also a contributing author to New Zealand’s leading arbitration textbook, Williams & Kawharu.
Daniel graduated first in his year at Victoria University of Wellington (LLB honours; first class, BA), and studied at Columbia Law School (LLM), where he received the Fulbright-Buddle Findlay Award and was an associate-in-law. He previously worked in London as a senior associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s international arbitration group.
Daniel is an adjunct lecturer at Victoria University (where he teaches civil procedure) and a member of the LCIA, the International Bar Association, the International Law Association and the American Society of International Law.
WWL says: Daniel Kalderimis has "played an important role in New Zealand in terms of developing the sector", and is praised as "exceptional; very smart guy and a really excellent advocate."
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