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Sriram Panchu

Sriram Panchu
Office:
E 110, 16th Cross Street
Besant Nagar
600090
City:
Chennai
Country:
India
Tel:
+91 44 42075155
Fax:
+91 44 24914451

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Mediation

Mr Sriram Panchu is a senior advocate and mediator. He is the founder of Concord Mediation, which offers services in mediation and med-arb. He is the president of the Association of Indian Mediators and a director on the board of the International Mediation Institute (IMI). He set up India’s first court – annexed mediation centre in 2005, and has been instrumental in making mediation a part of India's legal system.

Mr Panchu has mediated a large number of complex and high-value disputes across the range of commercial, corporate and contractual disputes in different parts of India. These include construction and property development, insolvency and winding-up, property disputes, family business conflict, intellectual property and information technology disputes. He has also mediated international commercial disputes. He is a certified mediator on the panel of the Singapore International Mediation Centre. He was appointed by India's Supreme Court to mediate a border dispute between two states, and another public dispute involving the Parsi community in Bombay.  

He is at ease with the facilitative and evaluative styles of mediation.  He also combines mediation and arbitration, and has developed innovative methods which are user-friendly, and ensure finality of result with the best possible solution.

He has authored two books on mediation. Settle for More introduced mediation to the Indian audience. Mediation: Practice & Law (Butterworths, LexisNexis) is the standard manual in India. He has authored the Indian chapter of Getting the Deal Through.

The Supreme Court of India has referred to him as a “distinguished mediator”, “eminent trainer” and “one of the foremost mediators in the country”.

WWL says: Sriram Panchu is a renowned figure in Indian mediation and is praised by his peers as “a great guy who is always calm and collected in mediations”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Commercial Mediation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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