Top 5 Reasons to attend GPC India

The Global Pound Conference series with the conference title, "Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution and Improving Access to Justice", is a worldwide phenomenon, with over 39 events taking place in over 31 countries through 2016-17. The goal of the GPC series is to create a conversation about what can be done to improve access to justice and the quality of justice around the world in civil and commercial conflicts. The idea is to convene all stakeholders in dispute resolution – commercial parties, chambers [...]

Continue Reading

Mediation – The New Social Revolution in Conflict Resolution

Mankind has historically undergone social changes time and again from the beginning of civilization. From the invention of the wheel and agriculture in the early period to industrialisation and technology of the modern times there have been numerous catalysts that transformed society. There has been development in all facets of living leading to revolutionary changes. The twentieth century saw cars, aeroplanes, antibiotics, modern weaponry, the internet, missile technology, space missions and the mobile phone. The Twenty first century has [...]

Continue Reading

Peacing Things Together

As 2016 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect upon the events over the last 11 months. 2016 has not been a good year, at least in my opinion. Way too many lights in the world have passed on, natural disasters abound and with the political upsets around the world (and some continue to happen), it would appear that the world is barreling towards chaos. And perhaps that is the natural order (or disorder) of the universe. And [...]

Continue Reading

Need Mediation? Ha Ha… You’re Funny

One may or may not agree, but for some Users and lawyers, mediation is just a funny gag. Like when one of my clients (who is also a friend) had been constantly calling me about an arbitration hearing, and I could only respond to him with a text message – “Busy. In a mediation. What happened?” To my wonder, the response was just – “Finally. LOL”. For a young mediator/mediation lawyer, it can be a challenge to spawn a [...]

Continue Reading

Mediators for Company Disputes – How efficient it would be?

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India has notified the “Companies (Mediation and Conciliation) Rules, 2016” on September 9, 2016. With the publication of these Rules, Central Government introduces a structure of setting up of a panel of mediators or conciliators, who will have the role to communicate the view of each party in a dispute, identify issues, reduce misunderstanding, clarify priorities and facilitate voluntary resolution of the dispute based on the consent of parties. These Rules are made to [...]

Continue Reading