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 and a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand.
Amokura has a BA/LLB(Hons) from Auckland University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. Her iwi are Ngāti Whātua and Ngāpuhi.