Legal League Consulting joins The PACT to host the Indian Mediation Championship at GNLU

Legal League Consulting is collaborating with The Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team to launch ‘Mediation Championship India (MCI) 2023’ to be held from Sept 8 to 10, 2023, at the Gujarat National Law University.
Legal League Consulting, Mediation Championship India, The PACT
Legal League Consulting, Mediation Championship India, The PACT

Legal League Consulting is collaborating with The Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT) to launch ‘Mediation Championship India (MCI) 2023’ to be held from September 8 to 10, 2023, at the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU).

This globally unique platform, conceptualised and produced by The PACT, will convene the best mediation & negotiation talent from across India in a league of mediation champions.

MCI 2023 will feature India’s finest talent - nearly two dozen negotiation teams and a dozen mediators - who have won accolades at 28+ mediation competitions in India and abroad.

The assessors’ panel include law firm partners and associates from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, Dua Associates, Samvad: Partners, ALMT Legal, Indus Law, and many others. In an initiative to build a bond between experience and energy, The PACT has collaborated with senior mediator, Sriram Panchu, to launch the National !mPACT Awards in Mediation, which will premiere on September 10, 2023.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Co. are the headline sponsors, whereas Gujarat National Law University are the Chief Institutional Partner for MCI 2023. The PACT is collaborating with Maadhyam: International Council for Conflict Resolution, New Delhi, to constitute the National Award for excelling ADR / Mediation cells on campus, which will be launched on September 10.

As part of the mediation festivities, Senior Advocate Ratan K Singh is collaborating with The PACT to award a Scholarship for ADR Excellence to the top mediation talent in the country at MCI 2023.

Legal League Consulting, India’s first management consultants to the global legal fraternity, are collaborating with The PACT for this initiative as Management Partner. As a part of empowering the young legal minds and equip them with the necessary dispute resolution skills required in the commercial ecosystem, Nipun K Bhatiaa, CEO, Legal League Consulting and an accredited Mediator, shall be conducting a workshop to familiarize the participants with the importance of thought leadership, knowledge dissemination and creating a knowledge-driven brand in the field of mediation. He will also be at the Assessors' Panel for MCI 2023.

Mediators Nisshant Laroia and Jonathan Rodrigues, founders of The PACT, issued a joint statement on the work done by The PACT in the last 8 years,

“Since 2015, we have travelled the length and breadth of the country through The PACT, training 12,000+ participants from 60 universities and law schools across the country in mediation, negotiation and ADR advocacy skills through workshops, boot camps, masterclasses and accredited programmes. We have several firsts to our credit – India’s first Online Dispute Resolution Competition, India’s first Arb-Med Competition and India’s first Summer School of ADR Advocacy.” Expressing excitement over the mediation championship format, they further added, “Carrying forward this legacy, through Mediation Championship India, we aim to connect students with our network of successful and experienced professionals, allowing them an opportunity to interact with those who have already carved a space for themselves the field of mediation and mediation advocacy with experience and expertise. Collaborating with Legal League Consulting for this initiative has been amazing as Nipun has not only agreed to conduct a session for the participants during the championship, but has also undertaken the responsibility of mentoring and guiding the top two finalist teams with sessions on personal branding and digital outreach.”

Nisshant Laroia, Jonathan Rodrigues
Nisshant Laroia, Jonathan Rodrigues

Congratulating the team of The PACT, Bithika Anand, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Legal League Consulting, also commented,

“The PACT has built a remarkable repertoire of work through a wide range of training programs and workshops in alternative and consensual dispute resolution, specially for students and young practitioners. Collaborating with them for The Mediation Championship India is our contribution to build an ecosystem of collaborative dispute resolution, and share your expertise, resources, contacts and knowledge for the benefit of India’s Mediation culture and the next generation of mediation advocates.”

The USP of the format is the quality of the participants – there are no first timers on this stage, only fierce competitors who have either won an award or missed their moment of glory by a whisker.

MCI 2023 will be graced by Retd. Justice Kurian Joseph, Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India; Retd. Justice Gita Mittal, Former Chief Justice of J&K High Court; Sriram Panchu, Senior Advocate and Mediator; Ratan K Singh; Tejas Karia, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas; Prashant Popat, Senior Partner, ALMT; Ekta Bahl, Partner, Samvad: Partners, Ganesh Chandru, Partner, Dua Associates, Mediation & ADR Counsel; Laila Ollapally, Mediator & Founder, CAMP Bangalore; Chitra Narayan, Mediator and Co-founder, FCDR; A J Jawad, Mediator and Trainer; and several other eminent legal personalities.

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