Chris LaHatte

Resolution Practitioner
0800 77 44 20
Auckland, Wellington
Building and construction disputes, Commercial and private disputes, Family dispute resolution (FDR)

Chris LaHatte, LLB M Mgt (Dispute Resolution) FAMINZ (Mediation/Arbitration) FCIArb, is based in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, and provides dispute resolution services tailored for the needs of people. His qualifications began with LLB from Auckland University and Master of Management in Dispute Resolution through Massey University. He is a Fellow of AMINZ in Mediation and Arbitration, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Chris is a mediator on the AMINZ panel, and accredited as an FDR Family Mediator by the New Zealand Law Society. He is also accredited as a mediator by and is on the Intellectual Property List held by AMINZ. He also has an interest in Restorative Justice. He is a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

He was the Ombudsman at ICANN from 2011 to 2016 and is a member of the International Ombudsman Association and the International Ombudsman Institute. He is the lead Ombuds for Mediators beyond Borders and the Ombuds for the domain name organization COCCA.

His aim is to provide appropriate dispute resolution for his clients. He works with commercial and private disputes, Family dispute resolution (FDR), Construction disputes, IP Disputes and shareholder disputes in SMEs.

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