Anna Kirk
Bankside Chambers

Dr Anna Kirk

Arbitrator; Adjudicator; Barrister
Bankside Chambers

 Level 22 Shortland & Fort, 88 Shortland St, Auckland 1010
 09 379 0802
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Anna is a commercial arbitrator, adjudicator and barrister at Bankside Chambers, with particular expertise in international arbitration and public international law. Anna's experience includes cases under all major international arbitral rules, as well as regularly acting as an arbitrator and adjuctator in domestic disputes.

Anna is New Zealand’s member on the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the world's leading arbitral institute. The Court supervises all arbitrations under the ICC Rules. Anna is also a member of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) Council, where she has a particular interest in encouraging diversity in arbitration.  Anna has been accepted onto the arbitration panels of insitutes based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.  

Prior to joining Bankside Chambers, Anna worked in Herbert Smith's international arbitration team in London. On returning to New Zealand, she worked closely with Sir David Williams QC on many large commerical and invesment treaty arbitrations. Anna now regularly sits as arbitrator in both international and domestic disputes. Anna regularly publishes and speaks on arbitration-related matters and is a contributing author to New Zealand's leading arbitration text, Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration. She also co-lectures a Masters-level paper on international arbitration at the University of Auckland and holds a PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge.