Anna Kirk

Bankside Chambers

New Zealand / British

New Zealand

New Zealand

I have experience across a wide range of contract and commercial law disputes. I also have particular experience in cases concerning mining and natural resources, construction and public international law.


PhD (International Law), University of Cambridge
LLB (First Class Hons), University of Waikato (NZ)
BA, University of Waikato (NZ)

Contributing author to New Zealand’s leading arbitration text, Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration, LexisNexis, 2017 (Sir David Williams and Amokura Kawharu).

A Kirk National Report for New Zealand ICCA Hearing Project available at

A Kirk and L Lindsay “Arbitration” [2020] New Zealand Law Review 639

D Williams and A Kirk “The Appeal of Appeals? The Approach to Appeals on Questions of Law in Asia-Pacific Jurisdictions” in N Kaplan, M Pryles and C Bao (eds) International Arbitration: When East Meets West (Wolters Kluwer, 2020)

A Kirk and Hon P Heath QC “Arbitration & Insolvency Disputes: A question of arbitrability” INSOL International, Special Report (July 2020)

A Kirk “Analysis of the AANZFTA” in L. Mistelis et. al (eds) World Arbitration Reporter (Juris Publishing, 2018)

Member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration
Council Member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
Member of Arbitral Women

I am an arbitrator, adjudicator and barrister at Bankside Chambers (Auckland and Singapore (Maxwell Chambers Suites)).
I am New Zealand's member on the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2021-2024).
I am experienced in arbitrations under the ICC, SIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and LCIA Rules. Examples of recent cases as arbitrator include:
• ICC arbitration(Singapore seat) concerning the construction of a natural gas pipeline and import facility .
• SIAC arbitration (Singapore seat) concerning a dispute under a charterparty.
• Ad hoc international arbitration (Auckland seat) concerning the construction of an international marina facility in Fiji .

I regularly sits as an adjudicator in construction disputes under New Zealand’s Construction Contracts Act 2003.
Prior to becoming an arbitrator, I spent a number of years working as tribunal secretary with Sir David Williams KNZM, QC.

I am a Panel/List Member of HKIAC; SIAC; eBRAM; SHAC; ACICA; AMINZ; New Zealand International Arbitration Centre. I am admitted in New Zealand and England & Wales.

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