Emma Peart

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Emma is a senior associate specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. She has particular experience in international and cross-border proceedings and has been involved in cases across a wide range of jurisdictions.

Emma advises and represents clients on a broad range of contract, tort, restitution and equity issues, contentious liquidations, regulatory matters including Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986, and conflicts of law issues. She has experience working with clients in the banking, natural resources, IT, electricity and gas, airports, and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts Emma worked for international law firm Jones Day in London and another major New Zealand law firm. In 2018, Emma was seconded to a large financial institution to assist with the Reserve Bank and FMA’s Conduct and Culture Inquiry.

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Professional background


  • New Zealand


  • LLM (First), University of Cambridge
  • LLB (Hons), BA, University of Otago


  • Arbitration
  • Contractual disputes
  • Commercial claims
  • International and cross-border proceedings
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Banking and insurance