BA/LLB (Qld), Dip Internat (Vienna), LLM, D.Jur. (Tübingen)

Professor Nadja Alexander is a conflict specialist, mediator and conflict coach based in Hong Kong. Nadja has worked in conflict management settings in more than 30 countries across Australia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.

In addition to her role as a Principal of Conflict Coaching International, Nadja is a conflict management and mediation consultant for the World Bank Group and holds university appointments in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States. She is Honorary Professor of Law at The University of Queensland, Australia where she teaches Conflict Coaching. In 2015 she was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship to the Max Planck Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law in Germany.

Prof. Alexander is known for the determination, energy and creativity she brings to her work. She is an accredited conflict management professional in Hong Kong (HKMAAL), Singapore (SIMC), Australia (LEADR, MSB) and Samoa (AMSA). Nadja is listed in the International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation and practises in the English and German languages. Her areas of practice comprise executive, workplace, commercial, intergovernmental, interpersonal and cross-cultural conflict situations.

Nadja is both a multi-award winning writer (2007, 2011 New York) and trainer (1994, 1995, 1996 Queensland and 1997 Australia). She has been been named one of Australia’s top five law academics by Business Woman Magazine. She has published more than 10 books and 100 papers on conflict management topics and her work has appeared in the English, German, Russian, French, Dutch and Chinese languages. Nadja is editor of the international book series, Global Trends in Dispute Resolution and co-editor of Tán Pàn the Chinese-English Journal on Negotiation and the Kluwer Mediation Blog. Her major legal work, International Comparative Mediation: Legal Perspectives, won the CPR Award for Outstanding ADR book (New York 2011).

As a recognised thought leader in conflict management, Prof. Alexander plays an international leadership role through her consulting and research and its application to practice and policy making. Her research has been used in the preparation of arguments before the Canadian Supreme Court, international arbitral awards, and mediation legislation in Hong Kong, Singapore, Samoa, Vietnam, Germany and other jurisdictions.

Prof. Alexander has been appointed to the Hong Kong Mediation Steering Committee  and the Hong Kong Mediation Taskforce She is a member of the Hong Kong Financial Dispute Resolution Centre’s Appointments Committee, The Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute, and the Advisory Board of the Indian International ADR Association (IIAA).  In 2014 she was invited to be an inaugural Board member and director of the Singapore International Mediation Institute.

Nadja is passionate about conflict coaching and mediation as ways to help people move constructively through disputes, problems and difficult situations to achieve sustainable solutions. She can be contacted at

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Nadja’s activities


Nationally Accredited Mediator (Australia)

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Accredited Mediator (Hong Kong)

National ADR Advisory Council (NADRAC)


International Mediation Institute

Member, Independent Standards Board

Mediation World

Country Correspondent

International Finance Corporation

International ADR Consultant

Rotary International


Wolters Kluwer

Editor, Kluwer Mediation Blog and Global

Trends in Dispute Resolution


Nadja’s selected publications