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Geoff CarterGeoff Carter

Geoff Carter

Geoff Carter

Special Counsel

M:+64 27 290 5057

T:+64 3 353 0394


F:+64 3 365 4587



BA, LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury


1996, New Zealand


Geoff specialises in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Geoff has more than 11 years’ legal experience and advises clients on a wide range of issues and disputes, including primary sector, financial services, employment and public law litigation.

Recent experience

Geoff has acted for:

  • the commercial fishing industry in policy, regulatory and compliance issues and litigation, including acting for the industry in the kahawai, Hector’s dolphins, New Zealand sea lion and seamounts judicial review proceedings and appeals
  • a multinational energy company in commercial arbitrations arising from commercial disputes in various upstream joint ventures
  • large employers in employment negotiations and personal grievances
  • a multinational company in breach of contract proceedings arising from freight arrangements, and
  • NZ Transport Agency in coronial inquests relating to accidents on the State highway network.