SIDRA's R&D team is committed to developing evidence-based knowledge relation on international dispute resolution and translating it into practical insights to better inform how we engage in and resolve disputes.
Dr. Nadja Alexander is an international dispute resolution specialist and is recognized as a global thought leader in the field of mediation (Who’s Who Legal).
An award winning author (2020, 2011) and educator (2018, 2007, 1997), Nadja’s expertise has contributed to the design and drafting of dispute resolution legislation in more than 10 jurisdictions including Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam. She is a foundation member of the International Advisory Board of the United Nations Global Mediation Panel and is a member of mediation panels in Singapore, Japan, Australia and China. Nadja works professionally in the English and German languages.
Nadja is Professor of Law (Practice) and Director of the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) at the Singapore Management University School of Law. She holds honorary professorial appointments in Australia and the United States.
Vakhtang is a research associate at SIDRA. He is a qualified lawyer, admitted to the bar in Georgia with experience in international economic law and dispute resolution.
Prior to joining SIDRA, Vakhtang was an associate at MG Law Office, which is a tier one law firm in Georgia, where he was focusing on commercial agreements and dispute resolution. Vakhtang spent one year at the World Trade Organization as a young professional, where he advised a WTO panel on the resolution of an international trade dispute. His experience also includes working as a legal adviser of the EU Law Department at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, where he was involved in the implementation of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia.
Vakhtang holds an LL.B. from Free University of Tbilisi and an LL.M. from the MIDS – Master in International Dispute Settlement programme, which is a joint programme of University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Allison Goh holds a LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) (Hons) from the National University of Singapore, and a LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Peking University as a Chinese government scholar. Allison is qualified in Singapore, and has corporate and dispute resolution experience at a leading law firm and arbitration institution in Singapore. She also contributes to Stanford University’s China Guiding Cases Project as an editor. Allison is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Pitamber Yadav is currently a Research Assistant at Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA). He is pursuing his LL.M. in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (IADR) from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He is qualified to practice law in India. His areas of interest are mediation, international arbitration, and commercial negotiation. He is an Accredited Mediator trained at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs (India).
Chelsea is a final year student at Singapore Management University, double majoring in Political Science, and Public Policy & Public Management. Her main research interest is in international migration and labour policies and has been actively involved in the human rights scene in Singapore. She hopes to pursue academia in this field in the future. Outside of work, she is an avid fan of Dungeons and Dragons, a good theatre production.