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Emma Kurtovich

Emma Kurtovich

Senior associate (New Zealand)

Emma is a senior associate in the construction and infrastructure disputes practice.



Emma helps her clients to navigate their construction and engineering contracts in order to avoid the need for formal proceedings. Where this is not possible, Emma works with clients to resolve disputes through arbitration, litigation, adjudication and alternative forms of dispute resolution. 

Emma has acted for a range of clients including government departments, owners and contractors on a range of disputes including those involving delay, extensions of time, variations, valuations, termination rights and defective works. 

Emma's experience includes advising and representing:

  • a confidential client JV in respect of claims made by its EPC contractor on three separate but related gas fired power projects in the Middle East
  • an oil company in a dispute with a contractor relating to the installation of a subsea oil pipeline.
  • a consultant in an ICC arbitration in respect of amounts that it had certified for payment
  • a development company in respect of a potential dispute with the head contractor relating to defects at a retail and office development



Emma graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Economics) and was awarded the senior prize in law in 2010 as a top graduating student of her year.