Nina Khouri



Accredited mediator: Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK, 2006), Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR) (Australia/New Zealand, 2008), accredited under the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme of Australia (2014).

Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, an invitation-only organisation of the leading commercial mediators in the world (2020).

BA/LLB(Hons), University of Auckland (2003).

LLM in dispute resolution and legal theory, New York University (Fulbright and Vanderbilt Scholar, 2006).

Barrister sole of the High Court of New Zealand (admitted 2004, barrister sole since 2016).


Nina Khouri is a leading New Zealand mediator specialising in the resolution of civil and commercial disputes, including franchise disputes.  Her mediations are voluntary, flexible and totally confidential. The goal is to help parties resolve their dispute by full and final settlement agreement on terms that work for them.

In every mediation, Nina works closely with the parties and their lawyers to identify and exchange information about the issues causing the dispute, to engage in productive debate and strategic analysis of those issues, and to negotiate a settlement. This is done through a combination of joint and private meetings in the lead-up to the mediation and on the day itself.  By taking the time to learn about the particular dispute and what’s important to the people involved, Nina can provide a flexible mediation process that maximises the chances of a successful outcome.

For more information, including further details of Nina Khouri’s credentials, experience and industry recognition, see or contact Nina directly.


Location availability:  Nina is happy to provide mediation services anywhere in New Zealand.

Online Mediations: Yes.