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Inigo Kwan-Parsons

Inigo Kwan-Parsons

Solicitor

Inigo specialises in all aspects of dispute resolution.

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Experience

Inigo’s practice centres on the resolution of complex disputes in all key fora (arbitration, court litigation, adjudication and mediation), with a particular focus the arbitration, both domestic and international. He has a wide range of experience working in different sectors, with significant experience in resolving disputes in construction, oil and gas, and infrastructure.  He also has a particular interest in legal issues regarding indigenous rights and climate change.
 
His experience includes representing:
 
  • a government body in a AUDmulti-million-dollar dispute, regarding the construction of a hospital in Perth, Western Australia
  • a head contractor in adjudication, and subsequent appeal, proceedings regarding the construction of a luxury apartment complex in Queensland, Australia
  •  an EPC contractor in a AUDbillion-dollar ICC arbitration, regarding the construction of a power plant for an LNG facility in the Northern Territory, Australia
  •  group of farmers in judicial review proceedings before the High Court of New Zealand, regarding the legitimacy of a government body’s decision to destroy imported tree grafts
  • a principal in a NZDmillion-dollar AMINZ arbitration, regarding the construction of a luxury apartment complex in Auckland, New Zealand
  • a group of fruit tree growers in a class action NZDmulti-million-dollar dispute before the High Court of New Zealand, regarding a negligence claim against the New Zealand government
  • an indigenous group in judicial review proceedings before the High Court of New Zealand, regarding the legitimacy of a government body’s decision to hand over culturally significant land to a third-party

 

 

Background

Inigo is dual-qualified in New Zealand and Australia.  He was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand in 2016 and began his career at a pre-eminent dispute resolution boutique in Auckland, before being admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2019 and obtaining his Master of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

Inigo has authored several articles on arbitration-related issues, including the application of Maori indigenous law in arbitral proceedings.

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