"Daniel is one of the best advocates around"
"Mr Kalderimis is a very good practitioner"
"I was impressed by Daniel’s mastery of the detail, hard work, and powerful hearing room presence"
"He is a well-known arbitration specialist beyond the Asia-Pacific region"
Daniel Kalderimis is a specialist barrister based in New Zealand with a dedicated focus on advocacy in international arbitrations across the Asia-Pacific region. He is admitted in New Zealand, New York and England and Wales.
Daniel was formerly a partner at Chapman Tripp, where he founded and led its international law team. He is widely recognised as a leading authority in international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution. He regularly acts as counsel in international arbitrations and has experience as an ICC arbitrator. Daniel acted on the first bilateral investment treaty arbitration held in New Zealand. He also regularly appears as an advocate in significant commercial litigation before New Zealand courts.
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 co-authored a guide to the ICSID Convention and Arbitration Rules and contributed to New Zealand’s leading arbitration textbook. In 2018, he gave the keynote address at the AMINZ-ICCA conference in Queenstown.
Daniel graduated first in his year at the University of Wellington (LLB Hons 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 worked in London as a senior associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s international arbitration group.
Daniel is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Wellington; a member of the LCIA, the International Bar Association, the International Law Association and the American Society of International Law; and a fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand.
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