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Mediation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Nina Khouri is hailed as “an excellent mediator” by impressed sources. They applaud her top-tier handling of an array of disputes, from liability claims to construction matters. They add that she has “a brilliant academic mind” and “is a pleasure to work with”.


Nina Khouri is a leading New Zealand mediator specialising in the resolution of civil and commercial disputes. She is based in Auckland and mediates throughout New Zealand and online with local and international parties.

She mediates across a broad spectrum of civil and commercial disputes. By way of example, recent mediations have involved disputes about freight logistics, copyright licensing, professional liability (lawyers, surveyors, real estate agents, architects), earthquake repairs, Māori land, public/private health funding, commercial leases, ground leases, “leaky building” construction defects, supermarkets, private equity/M&A, income protection insurance, defective household appliances, dairy farming, recovery of bank and finance company lending, cybercrime, luxury property development and town planning,  industrial construction, defamation, and electricity distribution infrastructure.

Nina has studied, taught or practised mediation in London, New York, Canada and Australia, and throughout New Zealand. She holds law and philosophy degrees from the University of Auckland and a Master of Laws degree from New York University, where she studied in 2005-2006 as a Fulbright and Vanderbilt scholar. Before practising as a mediator she was a commercial litigator appearing in courts at all levels in New Zealand, and specialising in contract, negligence and insurance litigation. In addition to her professional practice she is an academic fellow at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law, where she has lectured and published research in dispute resolution theory and practice since 2008.

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