Olivia de Pont

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Olivia de Pont is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, specialising in commercial litigation.

Olivia has particular expertise in insurance law, and has represented a number of major insurers and insureds on disputes relating to house insurance policies, material damage/business interruption policies, professional indemnity insurance and life insurance.  She has also acted on large class actions and regulatory investigations, and has experience advising on a range of contract, tort and restitution issues.

Olivia began her career as a Judges Clerk at the Auckland High Court, following which she commenced practice at a top boutique commercial litigation firm.  Olivia also has a Master of Laws from New York University, where she received a Dean’s Graduate Award.  Olivia joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts in June 2018 from another large commercial law firm.

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Professional background


  • 2013, New Zealand


  • LLM, New York University
  • LLB (Hons), BA, University of Auckland


  • Insurance law
  • Class Actions
  • Contractual disputes