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Prathamesh D Popat

LEADR Accredited & IMI Certified Mediator. Empanelled Mediator at the Bombay High Court and several institutions/organisations.

Practicing as lawyer (Counsel); Mediator and Conciliator; Basic & Advanced Mediation Trainer; ADR Consultant and Advisor ( Mediation Counsel to parties in Mediation).


Prathamesh started practice as a Counsel at the Bombay High Court in the Chambers of Senior Counsel Aspandiar P Chinoy after being admitted to the Bar in 1991. While initially appearing only in Courts and Tribunals, his practice has become more focused on ADR mechanisms. He has been appointed as Arbitrator in Ad Hoc as also in Institutional Arbitrations, either as Sole Arbitrator or as a member of an Arbitral Tribunal.

Prathamesh had his first brush with the Mediation movement in India when he attended the mediation & ADR conference conducted as a joint initiative of the governments of Australia & India.

After the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code to introduce court-annexed ADR, on observing a mediation training in 2001, he arranged & participated in a training in 2002 at the Indian Merchants’ Chamber in Mumbai.

He also attended several mediation trainings and related events in India, including those organised by the Bombay High Court.
He proceeded to Europe in 2003 and thereafter to Australia for further and advanced trainings in mediation.

He received Accreditation as Mediator from LEADR, Australia around 2007 and was later on also Certified as a Mediator by IMI.

ADR Experience

Besides doing private mediations, on being empanelled as a Mediator by the Bombay High Court, Prathamesh also mediates Court-Annexed Mediation cases in India.

Prathamesh has undergone the Train-the-Trainer’s training from several experienced trainers in different jurisdictions and conducts Introductory, Basic and Advanced Mediation Workshops from time to time on invitation of Courts, institutions, law schools, business houses and chambers of commerce. He was also a faculty member for the Mediation Trainings for senior lawyers, jointly conducted by the High Court of Bombay and the Mumbai University during the period from 2004 to 2007.

Though having undergone considerable mediation trainings across five continents, Prathamesh continues taking a variety of trainings periodically in different jurisdictions across the globe.

Prathamesh practices as a Lawyer, Mediator/Conciliator, Trainer, ADR Consultant as also as an Advisor (Counsel in Mediation).

Approach

Facilitative, Evaluative

Education

B.A.; LL.B

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Family
  • General
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

Fees and Provisos

Upon Request

ADR Training

  • 2023 Conciliation - Resolution Institute
  • 2022 Getting to Yes with BB3 Strategy - 8 hours - Bill Ury
  • 2022 The Art of Aksing Questions - 4 hours - Ken Cloke
  • 2021 New Ways for Mediation Training - Bill Eddy
  • 2020 Advanced Mediation Training - Woody Mosten & Susan Guthrie
  • 2020 Mastering Commercial Mediation - Manon Schonewille, et al
  • 2020 Online Property, eCommerce & Workplace Mediation - 20 hours - Colin Rule, Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler
  • 2020 Advanced Commercial Mediation - Simeon H Baum & Stephen A Hochman
  • 2019 Mediating Online - 20 hours - Clare Fowler
  • 2019 Spring Mediation Training 2019 - 32 hours - Ken Cloke
  • 2018 Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice course - 20 hours - IOA
  • 2020 Online Family Mediation Training - 20 hours - Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler
  • 2017 Elder & Adult Care Mediation Course - 20 hours - Barbara Manousso
  • 2016 Civil & Commercial Mediation - 40 hours - IOA Faculty
  • 2015 Moving From Self to Community: in Self-Awareness, Ability, Influence - 6 hours - Rita S. Pollak, MA, JD and Linda Solomon, LPC, LMFT
  • 2015 Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Groups - 6 hours - Julia A. McAninch, PsyD; Louise E. Livesay-Al, JD and Kris A. Algert, JD
  • 2015 Negotiation Institute - 7+ hours - ABA selected Faculty
  • 2014 Mediating The Litigated Case - 40 hours - Stephanie Bell, et al
  • 2014 Strategic Conflict Management For Professionals II - 18 hours - SMC selected Faculty
  • 2013 Commercial Mediation Training - 12 hours - JAMS selected Faculty
  • 2013 Train The Trainer Institute - 14 hours - Chuck Doran
  • 2013 Mediation & Other Methods To Foster Democratic Dialogue - 35 hours - Lela P Love, et al
  • 2012 Divorce Mediation Training - 20 hours - Robert Collins - NYPeace Institute
  • 2007 Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative - 50+ hours - David A Hoffman & Erica Ariel Fox, et al
  • 2004 Developing Advanced Mediation Strategies - Forrest (Woody) Mosten
  • 2003 ADR Tour of Europe - Pepperdine - Peter Robinson, et al
  • 2003 Mediation Workshop - LEADR - Nina Harding Anne Kelly Suhterland

Professional Associations

  • Bombay Bar Association
  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • ACR
  • CiArb
  • AMP = Association of Mediation Practitioners

Publications & Presentations

  • ODR in India - 2004
  • ADR in India - 2010
  • Chapter on 'Mediation Techniques' - in eBook on Mediation published by IBA - 2010
  • Mediation & Conciliation - published by Chamber of Tax Consultants - 2012
  • Judge - Mediators in the Indian Court-Annexed ADR Schemes - 2014
  • Ch. on India, in 'The Variegated Landscape of Mediation – A Comparative Study of Mediation Regulation And Practices In Europe And The World - 2014
  • Chapter in 'Stories Mediators Tell - World Edition' - by American Bar Association - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati
  • Kutchi
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