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Private Commercial Mediation Conclave

by JAMS International on 20-Feb-2015 10:00:00

 

Mediation is yet to be embraced by the corporate-legal community in India. There is a need to expand knowledge and build awareness on the benefits of mediation in the resolution of commercial disputes. This Conclave is a platform which will create an understanding of a new and dynamic way to resolve legal disputes with renowned international and national experts in mediation. The first one of its kind, this unique, path-breaking event will enable our legal community to learn, discuss and interact with each other and pioneers of mediation from India and the United States on mediation as an effective and significant form of dispute resolution.

The target-audience for this Conclave are top law firms in the region, corporate houses and litigators who will be able to transform the dispute resolution landscape of the country by building a culture of mediation into their dispute resolution practice.

The Singapore International Mediation Centre is a supporting partner of the Private Commercial Mediation Conclave.

9:30 am | Registration and Coffee

9:55 am | Welcome Address and Introduction to the Conclave

  • Laila Ollapally, Founder, Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice

10.00 am | CONVERSATION ON “MEDIATION IN INDIA”

  • (Hon.) Justice Cyriac Joseph (Retd. Supreme Court of India), Member, National Human Rights Commission
  • Victor Schachter, Founder and President, The Foundation of Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives
  • Laila Ollapally, Founder, Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice

10.20 am | Session 1: MAKING THE MEDIATION BREAKTHROUGH
Personal stories shared by internationally acclaimed mediators on:

  1.  How they made a breakthrough for mediation in the United States
  2. The effectiveness of mediation in handling commercial disputes
  3. How mediation could impact the commercial world in India
  • Bruce Edwards, Mediator, JAMS International
  • (Hon.) Rebecca Westerfield (Retd.), Mediator, JAMS International

10.40 am | Session 2: “MEDIATION ROLE PLAY”

  • Mediation is best illustrated though role plays. Through a mediation role play excerpt, participants will have a chance to witness how the Mediator uses the process of mediation to help parties understand their interests, communicate with each other and negotiate a settlement.
  • Response to the role play on what the mediator did, techniques used, how the lawyers and the parties respond to the process and the important role a lawyer plays in the process.
      Enacted by: 
    • Bruce Edwards, Mediator, JAMS International (Mediator)
    • Jennifer Brandt, Arbitrator and Mediator (Party 1)
    • Promod Nair, Founder, Arista Chambers (Counsel)
    • M.R Prasanna, Former General Counsel Aditya Birla Group (Party 2)
    • Shreyas Jayasimha, Founder and Advocate, Aarna Law
    • (Hon.) Rebecca Westerfield (Retd.), Mediator, JAMS International

12:00 pm | Coffee Break

12.15 pm | Session 3: MEDIATION 101 – A TOOL KIT FOR PRACTICING LAWYERS

  1. When does mediation work and when it does not - a checklist to identify mediatable and non-mediatable cases? : Importance of timing in mediation
  2. How to bring your client and/or the other party to mediation – Is there a difference in approach when there is no agreement to mediate?
  3. How do you go about finding the right mediator for your dispute?
  4. How to effectively represent your client in mediation?
  • Sriram Panchu, Senior Advocate and Mediator
  • Claudia Bernard, Chief Circuit Mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Howard Herman, Director, ADR Program for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Victor Schachter, Founder and President, The Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives
  • Moderator: (Hon.) Rebecca Westerfield (Retd.), Mediator, JAMS International

1.30 pm | Lunch and Networking

2.30 pm | Session 4: “INDIAN LAW ISSUES IN MEDIATION”

  1. Issues of Limitation in mediation & Enforceability of a mediated settlement agreement.
  2. Mediation as a tool for resolving Commercial and Corporate Disputes
  3. Confidentiality in mediation
  4. How to draft an all encompassing mediation clause in a contract
  • K. G. Raghavan, Senior Advocate
  • Shreyas Jayasimha, Founder and Advocate, Aarna Law
  • Niranjan Bhatt, Senior Advocate and Mediator
  • Promod Nair, Founder and Partner, Arista Chambers
  • Moderator: M.R. Prasanna, Former General Counsel, Aditya Birla Group

3.30 pm | Coffee Break

3:45 pm | Session 5: “AN INTERVIEW OF KEY STAKEHOLDERS TO A MEDIATION”
Interview on Mediation of an:

  1. Indian party who has been through mediation (Matthew Chandy, Managing Director, Duroflex Mattresses)
  2. Indian practicing lawyer (Speaker TBF)
  3. An International litigator/mediator (Speaker TBF)
  4. An Indian mediator (Laila Ollapally, Founder, Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice) and Indian corporate counsel
  • Interviewer: Nandan Kamath, Principal, Law Offices of NK

Open Q & A

4:45 pm | Session 6: “A WAY FORWARD FOR MEDIATION IN INDIA”
Brief speech highlighting the steps that need to be taken to create a future for mediation in India

  • (Hon.) Justice Cyriac Joseph (Retd. Supreme of Court of India), Member, National Human Rights Commission

Venue:
The Oberoi, Bangalore
37-39, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Sampangi Rama Nagar
Bangalore, Karnataka 560001

Registration and contact information:
Aneesh Patnaik
aneesh@vahura.com
+991 0070 360
or
Ishana Tripathi
ishana.tripathi@campmediation.in
+91 080 26785565

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