Reprint as at 1 March 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Arbitration Act 1996

Public Act
 
1996 No 99
Date of assent
 
2 September 1996
Commencement
 
see section 1(2)
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.

Contents

Title
1Short Title and commencement
2Interpretation
3Further provision relating to interpretation
4Act to bind the Crown
5Purposes of Act
6AMinister of Justice to appoint body to resolve certain matters
6Rules applying to arbitrations in New Zealand
7Arbitrations and awards outside New Zealand
8Provisions applying where place of arbitration not agreed or determined
9Arbitration under other Acts
10Arbitrability of disputes
11Consumer arbitration agreements
12Powers of arbitral tribunal in deciding disputes
13Liability of arbitrators
14Application of sections 14A to 14I
14AArbitral proceedings must be private
14BArbitration agreements deemed to prohibit disclosure of confidential information
14CLimits on prohibition on disclosure of confidential information in section 14B
14DArbitral tribunal may allow disclosure of confidential information in certain circumstances
14EHigh Court may allow or prohibit disclosure of confidential information if arbitral proceedings have been terminated or party lodges appeal concerning confidentiality
14FCourt proceedings under Act must be conducted in public except in certain circumstances
14GApplicant must state nature of, and reasons for seeking, order to conduct court proceedings in private
14HMatters that court must consider in determining application for order to conduct court proceedings in private
14IEffect of order to conduct court proceedings in private
15Certificates concerning parties to the Conventions
16Rules
17Amendments to other Acts
18Repeals
19Transitional provisions
20Act passed in substitution for Arbitration Act 1908
Reprint notes

An Act to reform the law relating to arbitration