Olivia de Pont

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution

Olivia de Pont is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, specialising in commercial litigation.

Olivia has particular expertise in insurance law, and has represented a number of major insurers and insureds on disputes relating to house insurance policies, material damage/business interruption policies, professional indemnity insurance and life insurance.  She has also acted on large class actions and regulatory investigations, and has experience advising on a range of contract, tort and restitution issues.

Olivia began her career as a Judges Clerk at the Auckland High Court, following which she commenced practice at a top boutique commercial litigation firm.  Olivia also has a Master of Laws from New York University, where she received a Dean’s Graduate Award.  Olivia joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts in June 2018 from another large commercial law firm.

Professional background


  • New Zealand (2013)


  • LLM (New York University, 2017)
  • LLB (Hons) (University of Auckland, 2013)
  • BA (University of Auckland, 2013)


  • Insurance law
  • Class Actions
  • Contractual disputes