I am a commercial litigation and arbitration lawyer with a particular focus on advising and representing clients in banking and financial services matters.


I advise and represent public and private sector clients on complex commercial and regulatory matters and disputes, with specific expertise in the banking and financial services sectors.  I am experienced in representing clients in court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution including arbitration.  I am also part of Chapman Tripp’s leading international law team and I am experienced in international and cross-border proceedings.

I advise a broad range of clients on the implications of key commercial and regulatory legislation such as the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA), sanctions regimes, AML/CFT Act, Contract and Commercial Law Act, Commerce Act, FMCA, and the Fair Trading Act.  I represent clients in regulatory investigations and practical issues stemming from those.

After undertaking post-graduate study at the University of Cambridge, I worked in the Global Disputes team in London for a leading international law firm.


Degrees: BA / LLB (Hons), University of Otago; LLM (First Class), University of Cambridge
Admission to High Court: 2010


Chapman Tripp
Level 6
20 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

Email: emma.peart@chapmantripp.com
Phone: +64 4 498 4986
Mobile: +64 27 541 1950

Areas of practice

Banking and finance, Commercial, Dispute resolution, International, Investigations, Regulatory 

Languages spoken