Daniel Kalderimis has over 20 years’ experience as a versatile, effective and proven advocate who provides an edge in a wide range of complex disputes.
With broad experience and interests, he has a dedicated focus on advocacy in international arbitrations across the Asia-Pacific region. Daniel is also active in commercial and public law litigation, including in the emerging area of legal duties and climate change.
Daniel has appeared at all levels of the New Zealand court system and before numerous international tribunals in Singapore, London and elsewhere. Until December 2020, he was a partner in the dispute resolution team of Chapman Tripp where, after returning from practising international arbitration and public international law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London, he founded and led the firm’s international law practice. He is admitted in New Zealand, New York and England & Wales.
Daniel is widely recognised for his expertise in international arbitration, public and private international law and cross-border dispute resolution. He regularly acts as counsel in international arbitrations and has experience as an ICC arbitrator. Daniel acted on the first bilateral investment treaty arbitration held in New Zealand. Daniel is New Zealand’s national correspondent to UNCITRAL for the New York Convention and the Model Law.
Daniel has taught at Columbia Law School, Victoria University of Wellington Law School and Otago Law School. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand.
He is recognised as a leading individual in dispute resolution in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 (where he is listed in the Hall of Fame for eight successive years of inclusion) and has, for a decade, been recommended by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration.
Daniel resides in New Zealand and is a member of Thorndon Chambers in Wellington and Richmond Chambers in Auckland. His international practice is conducted through Twenty Essex in Singapore.Privacy notice