Senior Associate, Auckland

Luke Sizer

Luke Sizer


Luke specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration.  He regularly acts on matters involving complex corporate fraud, insolvency, judicial review, regulatory issues, contractual disputes, negligence, and company disputes.  He appears in the High Court on both substantive and interlocutory matters, including applications for urgent and interim relief.

Luke has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Laws from Columbia University in the City of New York, where he graduated as a James Kent Scholar. 

He has produced a range of peer-reviewed publications on various topics including public and constitutional law, judicial review, negligence, corporate fraud, and regulatory issues.

  • James Kent Scholar (Columbia University in the City of New York)
  • Dean of Law’s Award of Academic Excellence (University of Auckland)

Work highlights

Acting for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

in obtaining liquidation orders for CBL Insurance Ltd, in the first ever exercise of the Bank’s powers to liquidate licensed insurers under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010

Acting for Zespri International

on claims brought against it by its former importer and distributor in the People’s Republic of China

Acting for a major New Zealand company

on a four-year Serious Fraud Office investigation involving cross-border issues

Acting for a minority shareholder and founder of the ‘Rockit Apple’ company

in High Court proceedings to enforce a settlement agreement and restrain oppressive conduct

Acting as foreign counsel

before a Californian seated arbitral appeal panel for a major international distributor

Acting for various Banks, liquidators, receivers, and other institutions

to enforce guarantees and security, realise assets, obtain freezing orders and other interim relief, and to obtain liquidation and bankruptcy orders

Alternate contacts

David Broadmore

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in commercial litigation. He has over 17 years' experience in resolving banking and finance, insolvency, insurance, …

  • DDI +64 9 358 7010
  • M +64 21 022 72994