Zane Kennedy



Zane Kennedy

Firm: Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Address:Lumley Centre
88 Shortland Street
Auckland DX CP24061
New Zealand
Phone:64 9 353 9893
Fax:64 9 353 9701
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Sat. 01:14
Web site: Direct Page


Zane has almost two decades experience in the field of commercial litigation and has developed specific expertise in contract, financial services litigation, partnership and joint venture disputes. He also has particular interest in urgent interim relief, including injunctions and Anton Piller orders, and the fields of equity and restitution.

Zane is experienced in alternative dispute resolution processes (mediation and arbitration) and seeks to incorporate them into an overall dispute resolution strategy. He also has extensive experience of the litigation process itself and has appeared on numerous occasions before all forums in New Zealand including the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Zane is recognised as a leading individual in dispute resolution by leading directory Chambers Global, and is also on the spotlight table for insurance contentious matters.


Areas of Practice


  • Banking
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

Listed lawyer, Litigation - Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2014
Leading individual, Dispute Resolution - Chambers Asia Pacific 2014, 2013, 2012
Commentators praise department head Zane Kennedy as "a very good advocate who is great at picking holes in the other side's arguments." Sources continue to regard him as "a smooth operator" and one of the standout litigators at the firm.
Leading individual, Dispute Resolution - Chambers Global - 2013/2014, 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2009/2010
Leading individual - Asia Pacific Legal 500 - 2012-2015
Spotlight Table (Insurance Contentious) - Chambers Global - 2011/2012
Recommended individual, Dispute Resolution - PLC Which Lawyer - 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2010/2011

Professional Associations

INSOL New Zealand



LLB (Hons) University of Auckland, 1992