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Part 1 – Becoming a #Mediator

Part 1: Becoming a Mediator Understanding road map to become a Mediator. What is mediation? Mediation is a technique of facilitating dialogue or discussion between disputing parties with a neutral third party i.e. a mediator, for bringing a mutual resolution… Continue Reading →

Confidentiality In International Arbitration

One of the main reasons why arbitration is preferred over litigation is because of the confidentiality of proceedings and the award. It maintains the autonomy of the parties and prevents them from unwanted publicity. However, many international rules and national… Continue Reading →

Third Party Funding In International Arbitration

Arbitration has always been promoted as one of the alternative mechanisms of dispute resolution providing parties with many advantages over litigation. At the same time, it is now commonly accepted that lower costs are no longer one of such advantages… Continue Reading →

Is Alternative Dispute Resolution The Only Way ?

Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a term that is used for describing a wide array of practices, the purpose of which is to manage recent issues of legal importance at a quicker and economic way than a time-consuming and expensive… Continue Reading →

Legislations Recommending Arbitration As A Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Arbitration has proven to be cost and time effective in settling legal disputes. It complies to all the principles of justice and also releases a humongous workload from the “over-burdened” Justice administration system of India. The below discussed are the… Continue Reading →

Why did Indian Government cancel 58 Bilateral Investment Treaties?

Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) provide for the promotion and protection of investments by one country’s investors in the other. Such a promotion of investment is obviously reciprocal in nature. Although these agreements take place between different governments, the ultimate beneficiaries… Continue Reading →

Lack of Awareness in Arbitration: The Indian Scenario

Arbitration is a form of ‘alternative dispute resolution’ that has been widely promoted by all the three organs of the State for speedy and efficient delivery of justice and yet, only a few know of its advantage over the traditional… Continue Reading →

Dealing with Emotions during Mediation – Neurology and Practical Tips

Who could imagine heightened emotions go together with conflict? Mediators, attorneys, and other legal practitioners get the closest look at this pairing during most of their work. Surprisingly, the topic is often only given a cursory treatment during training; with… Continue Reading →

Potential Impasse in Mediation – Myth or Mislabeled? The Perspective Approach

Impasse during mediation is an expectation, if one considers the number of times mediations fail to result in durable agreements between parties. Confidentiality precludes exacting answers, but the track record for reaching successful outcomes hovers around 65 – 70 percent… Continue Reading →

Mediation based on Type and Style – Ultimate Flexibility for Professional Results

When asked to speak on types or styles of mediation, my first thought is always “flexible.” In training to become a mediator, the main types of mediation taught are Facilitative, Evaluative, Narrative, and Transformative. Most schools (and practitioners) have one… Continue Reading →

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