Robert Stewart, Partner

Robert Stewart, Partner

Contact Robert:

DDI: +64 4 494 6273
Mobile: +64 21 868 679
VCard: Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart, Partner

Robert is an expert litigator with almost 20 years of litigation and disputes resolution experience. He will present your case with clarity and conviction before any New Zealand court, tribunal or forum.

Robert has a wealth of experience in media and entertainment law. He advises media organisations on all aspects of media law, from pre-publication issues to defamation and potential breaches of privacy, copyright and contempt of court. His practice includes training journalists on the legal risks of publishing.

Robert also advises New Zealand clients on a broad range of company and commercial law issues. He advises both large corporates and small-to-medium businesses on issues of governance, compliance, contracts and restructures.

Areas of expertise:

Commercial and corporate law
Employment law
Energy law
Intellectual property & information law
Litigation and disputes resolution
Maritime law
Media and entertainment law


L.L.B., University of Canterbury, 1990
B.Com, University of Canterbury, 1990
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1991

Robert became a partner at Izard Weston in 1998. Prior to this, he worked in London at Warner Cranston (now Reed Smith) specialising in insolvency, re-financing and acquisition work.

Personal Interests:

All sports, particularly golf.