Vlatka Adler

Vlatka Adler is a lawyer with 19 years of experience and a mediator with 14 years of legal practice, who mainly advises and represents Austrian, German and ex-Yugoslav clients in the area of family and inheritance law. She also specialises in cross-border family mediation.

Vlatka is practically and theoretically involved in proceedings of the Hague Child Abduction Convention of 1980, both as an attorney and as a mediator.

With respect to enhancing the development of European family law, Vlatka is particularly focused on different cultural approaches to the function of the family in individual countries and to the interfaces and gaps between matrimonial property law and inheritance law, also within the framework of the Commission for European Family Law (CEFL).

She also specialises in business mediation. In her previous experience, Vlatka worked a lot in commercial, corporate and business law which has led to her current focus on Croatian-Austrian-German business mediation. She completed an internship with lawyers in Bonn and at the HKLW law firm in Düsseldorf (with a focus on arbitration). Her further specialisation is family business mediation.

Vlatka is a regular judge and juror at various lawyer and mediation competitions, eg at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) Vienna, Soldan in Hannover and the new controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in Sri Lanka.