Amokura Kawharu
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Amokura Kawharu

Law Commission / Te Aka Matua o te Ture


  • Previously worked in academia specialising in commercial and investment arbitration, property law and international economic regulation, 2005-2020.
  • Before that practised commercial law in Auckland and Sydney, 1997-2004.
  • Co-author of Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration and has published widely on arbitration law.
  • Barrister of the High Court of NZ and fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of NZ.
  • Has a BA/LLB (Hons) from Auckland University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge.
  • Of Ngāti Whātua and Ngāpuhi descent.


The University of Auckland
Associate Professor
Jan 2005 - May 2020
Te Aka Matua o te Ture, Law Commission
May 2020 - Present

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