Amokura Kawharu

Tumu Whakarae | President
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EA contact: Judy McLuskie, 04 914 4809
Amokura Kawharu

Amokura Kawharu practised commercial law in Auckland and Sydney between 1997 and 2004 and then worked in academia from 2005 to 2020 specialising in commercial and investment arbitration, property law and international economic regulation. Amokura is co-author of Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration and has published widely in the arbitration law field. She is a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Amokura has a BA/LLB(Hons) from Auckland University, an LLM from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington. Her iwi are Ngāti Whātua and Ngāpuhi.

Amokura is often invited to give speeches and presentations on general law reform topics and to speak about the work of the Commission. A selection of speeches and presentations are linked below: