AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Arbitration, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Conflict of Laws, International Law

YEAR OF ADMISSION TO THE BAR
2009

DIRECT DIAL
+64 4 917 1087

FAX
+64 4 472 9029

MOBILE
+64 21 034 2262

EMAIL
jack.wass@stoutstreet.co.nz

Jack is a civil and commercial litigator with a specialty in cross-border disputes. His practice includes contractual matters, trusts, company and insolvency law, property, construction and administrative law. He has appeared before the Courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court.

Jack is a leading expert on cross-border disputes, including private international law, public international law and arbitration. He has acted in these matters before the New Zealand courts and international tribunals. He is the co-author of The Conflict of Laws in New Zealand, New Zealand's first comprehensive text on private international law in New Zealand and the joint winner of the JF Northey Memorial Book Award for 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CAREER

Professional Career

  • 2009 to present - Barrister
  • 2006–2014 - Tutor and Teaching Fellow, VUW
  • 2007–2008 - Student Editor-in-Chief, VUW Law Review
  • 2007–2008 - Summer Clerk, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Law (First Class) (Cambridge)
    • 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for top mark in International Commercial Litigation
    • Sir Emlyn Wade Prize for First in LLM at Gonville & Caius College
  • LLB (First Class Honours) and BA (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Other study
    • Hague Academy of International Law
    • New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Course