Mark Sandelin



Mark Sandelin

Firm: Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Address:Lumley Centre
88 Shortland Street
Auckland DX CP24061
New Zealand
Phone:64 9 353 9813
Fax:64 9 353 9701
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Wed. 09:17
Web site: Direct Page


Mark is a leading commercial and contract litigation lawyer. He has over 25 years of experience as a commercial litigator, with specialist knowledge and experience in banking and finance recoveries, creditors' remedies, receivership and insolvency law, relationship property disputes, and commercial and contract law.

Mark represents major banking and financial institutions in New Zealand as well as many receivers and liquidators. He also has a significant practice representing clients in relationship property disputes. Mark also has extensive experience in other forms of dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on mediation. Mark has acted both as mediator and as counsel in numerous mediations involving commercial disputes.

Mark has presented seminars on banking and insolvency law topics to branches of the New Zealand Society of Accountants, various international insolvency practices and to a number of major banking institutions.


Areas of Practice


  • Banking
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Insolvency
  • Litigation
  • Property Law


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

Listed lawyer, Insolvency and Reorganisation - Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2014
Leading individual - Chambers Asia Pacific (Restructuring and Insolvency) - 2014, 2013
Sources agree that Mark Sandelin "has a big practice" and "does a lot of this work."
Leading individual, Dispute Resolution - Chambers Asia Pacific - 2014-2010
Leading individual - Chambers Global, 2006-2014
Leading individual, Restructuring & Insolvency - Chambers Asia Pacific 2012/2013
Leading individual - Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2006-2015
Endorsed individual, Dispute Resolution - PLC Which Lawyer, 2010-2012
Recommended individual, Dispute Resolution - PLC Which lawyer? - 2012/2013, 2008/2009, 2005/2006
Recommended individual - PLC Handbook - 2006/2007
Leading lawyer - International Financial Law Review 2008, 2007

Professional Associations

Board of Trustees, Auckland Grammar School
Board Member, The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand
Member, Institute of Directors in New Zealand Inc. (IOD)
Former President, Auckland Medico Legal Society



BA University of Auckland, 1985
LLB University of Auckland, 1985